Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Handsome Demonstration.....

A Tall handsome Brother from the Black community of North Philadelphia, spoke eloquently through a beautiful, multifaceted Prism of justice--as He shed light on those attending a demonstration aimed at the scholastic retention of Professor Anthony Monteiro at Temple University's African American Studies Department.

The Brother--speaking a while before Professor Monteiro was introduced--gave a long quote from W.E.B. Dubois in a fashion much like a highly-trained Thespian one might find reciting important works of Shakespeare. He summed up the importance of Dubois by quoting the famous Harvard-educated scholar's assessment of Black People in the United States.

One woman spoke against the violence on Temple's campus.  She said there is a real double standard as far as how people in the surrounding Black community are prosecuted for crime and how crime is handled when committed by a certain mostly White fraternity on campus.  Racism, she said, was at the root of the problem with this double standard, she exclaimed.

Some celebrity guests oncluded: Pam Africa & Cornell West.

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