What’s Right for All Americans
by Ezola Foster
Ezola Foster is black and American, but not a black-American or any other type of hyphenated American. She is also a Christian and believes deeply, like John Adams, that “the Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people.” She grew up in a poor, single-parent family in the South. Yet, she succeeded because of many advantages she had like a loving extended family with strong, religiously-based morals, firm but loving discipline, and training in the traditional American work ethic. Stories like hers should be told to every student in America. Instead, she is considered dangerous to the causes of the politically-correct liberal establishment. Ezola writes:
Joshua Smith, the founder of the MAXIMA computer business, is nearly a billionaire. He is black and he is rich, but that doesn’t mean that all blacks are to achieve riches. Yet consensus seems to be that since Rodney King has been beaten, all blacks are brutalized by the police. So Chief Gates becomes the fall-guy.
She then asks:
Why do so many black leaders find it to their advantage to look at us collectively when it comes to injustice or suffering, but individually when it comes to our progress and success?
Here is more vintage Ezola:
The image of the snake oil peddler comes to mind whenever I listen to the rhetoric of politicians, preachers, and other “black leaders” who kick up enough dust to obscure the truth while they haul in the money.
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