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    Richard Bates

    My new book African-American Economic Development: Promoting A Sustainable Community For Englewood and Other African-American Neighborhoods ( Referring to the Chicago, Englewood community). discuss issues related to the theme mentioned in the post by Pingback:. (Pingback: Black people in America are one of the biggest consumers on the planet – Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Conservatives, Liberals, Third Parties, Left-Wing, Right-Wing, Congress, President – City-Data Forum) Read More http://www.blackeconomicdevelopment.com/nielsen-african-american-consumers-rank-as-worlds-16th-largest-country/

    The book is on Amazon.Com. under Richard Bates. Type in the title to locate this book. The back cover contains a quote which attributes the failure to galvanize the economic power into an organized entity to a failure on the part of our Black- so-called- leadership This book acknowledges how mainstream society Whites and others contribute to external factors which perpetuate this failure. However, the lack of effort and determination on the part of our so-called leaders i.e. Obama the Congressional Black Caucus, and other local, state and national Black elected officials is a major internal factor contributing to this failure. The following quote accentuates this scenario. “The Black bourgeoisie is self-seeking; it is one of the rare bourgeois classes of color that will sell itself out to White power without a principled struggle for its economic rights.” This is a quote from University of Michigan’s history Professor Harold Cruse from his book, Crisis of the Negro Intellectual. I spoke with Professor Cruse one on one frequently in his office and off campus at local restaurants while having lunch before graduating in Political Science from the University Of Michigan. I attended some of his campus lectures during the time I was a student there, and after I graduated. In this statement Professor Cruse is explaining essentially how the Black bourgeoisie/Black so-called leadership, has to a great extent deserted its roll in promoting Black economic development/autonomy while historically the leadership of most other bourgeoisie’s of color have fulfilled their roll in this sphere of influence or at least made more progress in this direction for the most part than the indigenous American born Black bourgeoisie or misdirected leadership class.

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