“All cultures are not equal,” they rightly observed.
Those that encourage self-restraint, delayed gratification, marriage and a strong work ethic tend to thrive.
Those that tolerate or excuse substance abuse, out-of-wedlock pregnancy and dropping out tend to break down.
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Frederick Douglass, circa 1866. Photo: The Granger Collection
According to this narrative, black progress is determined not by personal choices and individual behavior, but by white supremacy, America’s history of slavery and discrimination, and institutional racism. Touting “bourgeois values” is interpreted as an offense against authentic black culture.