President Joe Biden said, “I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time” referring to, Satchel Page, the infamous negro league baseball pitcher. Biden comfortably used the word “Negro.” A word that is out of touch and yet it fit so well within the context of his era that it rolled off his tongue as smoothly and eloquently as it could have off the tongue of the great negro orators of his day. The negro it seems is still the subject of some of the greatest philosophical questions of today. When evoked, the negro steals the headlines of the local news and serves as a reminder that he, unlike others, can pose great anxieties within our society. It was similar but far worse anxieties that evoked the greatest discussion in the history of the negro in the great “Negro Dilemma”. No discussion about the negro will ever trump the great dilemma of the 19th century: What to do with the negro?”
So, what do I mean when I say the miseducated negro? In my mind, the single greatest miseducation of the negro entails his lack of understanding of the historical engagements to eradicate him from society by those who were proponents of Eugenics. He, the Negro, would do well to be introduced to and/or re-discover the series of solutions proposed to combat the Negro Dilemma. I can not recall one single history lesson on the subject matter though I was educated at a HBCU. It’s as if these facts of history have intentionally been excluded from the Black education curriculum.
I was well informed of the debate between W. E. B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington. Dubois believed the negro would be better suited to pursue the academics and steer away from the lower social status of his people leading to what is well known as his belief in the talented tenth. What intrigues me is the widespread belief that drove this kind of thinking. Dubois, a Black elite, embraced the idea the top 10 percent of a people group can carry on the posterity of that people. This also was a view held by the likes of Henry L. Morehouse and most elite Eugenist of their era. The White elites recruited Dubois to propagate their idea that the bottom half of any race was unbefitting for society and should be restricted in their reproduction for the greater cause of humanity. As a result of their success in propagating this theory, Morehouse College was born to educate the top 10 percent of the negro men. Many Blacks think it was Dubois who termed the phrase, “The Talented Tenth.” However, it was actually Henry L. Morehouse, the white northern elitist that perfectly transferred the term to Dubois.
When Reverend Henry Lyman Morehouse published his essay “The Talented Tenth” (circa 1896) it was on the tail of the 1895 speech by Booker T. Washington who calmed the fear of elite Whites by ensuring them that Blacks would pull themselves up by their own boot straps through the production of their hands. Morehouse stated, “In the discussion concerning Negro education we should not forget the talented tenth man. An ordinary education may answer for the nine men of mediocrity; but if this is all we offer the talented tenth man, we make a prodigious mistake” (Morehouse, par. 1).
Morehouse , like many of his peers of that day wanted to limit the reproduction of the unfit people in society and focus on the development and growth of the top 10 percent of all races for the good of humanity. Thus, it was Morehouse who coined this term, “The Talented Tenth.” Dubois was just one of the elite Black folks of the day that was recruited by White elites to add a voice to their beliefs within the Black community. This practice is still common today. When elite White folks want Black people to believe something today, who do they turn too? They turn to the Black thinkers and preachers of today. But only to the Black thinkers and preachers who think like them. If you can convince the Black leaders, you can convince them of almost any idea is the thinking. To this very day, nothing has changed in these regards. The negro has no freedom to think outside of the collective group of Blacks who have decided what is acceptable and what is rejected. And who are the Black leaders? It depends on the narrative that is being pushed by the White elites. If anyone Black dares to speak to the contrary of the prevailing opinion he or she is critiqued from within his community as a traitor and down played by the social elites as someone who is out of touch.
W.E.B. Dubois was one of the greatest negro thinkers of his day. He was a natural ally to White elites. It was only natural for White elite folks, who were fearful of the masses of Black folks, to reach out to one of the greatest Black thinkers to do their bidding. Overwhelmingly, White folks had accepted the false science of “Good Breeding” for years prior to this and believed that inferior traits within people groups, if left unchecked, could contaminate the masses. At the close of the Civil War, The Negro Dilemma was about to turn into a Negro reality for the better or worse of society. The overwhelming fear was the worse.
Henry Fairfield Osborn wrote to Charles Darwin’s son, Leonard Darwin stating, “I have the best possible news for you, namely, the hearty endorsement of the Eugenics Congress by the leading Roman Catholic prelate in America, Archbishop Hayes of the Diocese of New York. On every side there is evidence that the eugenics propaganda has taken a firm root in this country. For the first time people understand what we are driving at and sympathize with the movement.” (Letter from Henry Fairfield Osborn to Major Leonard Darwin, December 5, 1921. Henry Fairfield Osborn Papers, Archives of the American Museum of Natural History.) Their ultimate goal can be seen by the motto for the American Eugenics Society, “To raise American civilization through improving the spiritual, intellectual, moral and physical characters of the American people.” (One of the names considered for the European Eugenics Society was ‘The Eugenics Education Society: For the Mental, Moral, & Physical Improvement of the Race’. EES Minutes, 25 November 1907, SA/Eug/L.1. Osborn cited in International Commission on Eugenics Ad Interim Committee of the United States of America, 9 June 1922, AESP Box 16.)
Dubois, bought into the philosophy of the Eugenist and took on the “Talented Tenth” so well that it has been believed that it was his philosophy alone. Henry Morehouse planted the seed for this ideology. Morehouse stated in his 1896 essay, The Talented Tenth, “It is this talented tenth man of our colleges that in after years reflects more honor on his alma mater than the other nine; it is this tenth man that is the recognized leader in his profession and the leader of public opinion. To him, rather than to the other nine, the many look for suggestion and advice in important matters. He is an uncrowned king in his sphere.”
Furthermore, Morehouse would go on to state, “The great need of the colored people of the South is wise leadership along all lines of development; men of large and comprehensive views acquired by contact and communion with the world’s great thinkers; such men are needed to-day even more than nine times as many with a little more practical knowledge concerning the use of the saw, the jack-plane and the blacksmith’s forge. In our educational work for the colored people, therefore, proper provision should be made for the talented tenth.–Dr. Morehouse in The Independent Magazine
But one must ask where did Morehouse get his idea of “The Tenth” of the race was the matter of importance? After-all, he was a minister within the Baptist church. Here we find the church flawed once again in history. With flawed means and ideas, the church too fell to this ideolog.
Eugenics and the Church:
“The religious eugenics movement was not small; Rosen claims that in 1926 hundreds of clerics from nearly every major protestant denomination and reformed Rabbis ‘preached eugenics’ across the USA in demographically diverse venues speaking ‘vividly of the powerful force of hereditary’ to improve society. One of these preachers, Reverend Osgood, exclaimed in one sermon that the less fit members of society breed faster and the more fit breed slower, and the solution to this ‘alarming problem’ lies in eugenics. One reason the religious eugenics movement was so large was because ‘evangelical scholars were among the first to embrace Darwin’s theory of evolution, and did so well in advance of its widespread acceptance by the scientific community.” ( Rosen, C., Preaching Genetics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement, Oxford University Press, New York, p. 5, 2004 & ***Aulie, R., Response to Bennetta’s review of the ASA Booklet, Creation/ Evolution Newsletter 7(2–3):9–11, 1987; p. 10.!)-Rosen, ref. 1, p. 4, Rosen, ref. 1, p. 3. (Creation.com)
FUEL TO THE FIRE:
W. E. B. Dubois. “The Negro Problem”
It was Dubois that provided the intellectual fertilizer within the Black community to cause his theory to flourish into the likes of Morehouse College, a Black college designed for the men among the Talented Tenth of our people group. White Elites put their money behind the talented tenth. Dubois stated, “Men of America . . . The Talented Tenth of the Negro race must be made leaders of thought and missionaries of culture among their people. No others can do this work and the Negro colleges must train men for it. The Negro race, like all other races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men” (156–57).
Dubois first introduced the term, “The Talented Tenth” in his response to the great dilemma in his book, “The Negro Problem,” stating, “The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races.” Dubois went on to say, “The first object demands the Negro college and college-bred men–not a quantity of such colleges, but a few of excellent quality; not too many college-bred men, but enough to leaven the lump, to inspire the masses, to raise the Talented Tenth to leadership; the second object demands a good system of common schools, well-taught, conveniently located and properly equipped.” The Negro Problem-1903).
Take note that these are the words of one of the greatest negro thinkers of all times. And what was his answer to the “Negro Problem.” It was this. “To guide the mass away from the contamination and death of the worst, in their own race and other races.” There was no real interest in the masses of Black people. You can hear and taste the fruit of the eugenist breathing through his words with terms such as the “Best” and “Bred men.” The thought was to raise up more leaders just like himself that could then decide, instruct, correct, and think for the masses even if that thinking was to tell them not to reproduce, how to vote, how to think etc…
And also note, this was not a philosophy that affected the Black race only. Those who held these views believed that in every race of people there are those who would contaminant the masses and lead to the death of the whole race if they are not strategically dealt with. I must note that many scholars point out that perhaps Dubois latter saw the wretchedness of his philosophy and turned latter in life. Yet, the dye had been cast. It resided in the hearts and minds of people all over the world as it was the leading intellectual philosophy of that day. Henry L. Moorehouse, whom one of our most prestigious HBCU’s is named was a proponent of one of the greatest racist strategies ever created to the death of the Negro, Eugenics. My mother has always taught me, “A fool son is nothing but a fool. If he is educated, he is just an educated fool.” Dubois was not finished as he stressed to White elites their great dilemma. He stated. “You have no choice; either you must help furnish this race from within its own ranks with thoughtful men of trained leadership, or you must suffer the evil consequences of a headless misguided rabble.”
To be clear, I am not talking about the kind of education that Dubois proposed though I do not condone it. Blacks have achieved some of the highest ranks in academia. On the other hand, I am also not speaking of the kind of education that Booker T. Washington was a champion of in his great speech, “The Atlanta Compromise” of 1895. Washington stated, “Our greatest danger is that in the great leap from slavery to freedom we may overlook the fact that the masses of us are to live by the productions of our hands, and fail to keep in mind that we shall prosper in proportion as we learn to dignify and glorify common labour, and put brains and skill into the common occupations of life; shall prosper in proportion as we learn to draw the line between the superficial and the substantial, the ornamental gewgaws of life and the useful. No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top. Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.” He went on to state, “The opportunity to earn a dollar in a factory just now is worth infinitely more than the opportunity to spend a dollar in an opera-house.” (Booker T. Washington)
Thus, you see the great divide among the Black intellects of that day. These were the two divides that Blacks found themselves. Dubois proposed our exodus from slavery should be one of intellectual a-bliss through and by the means of the “Upity” Talented Tenth Negro. It would be a great mistake to think that Dubois was the only Black intellectual who held his views. The whole lot of them “Black Elites” thought as he did. They looked down upon the field laborers. Washington’s proposal was through the masses of the sweat of our brow that we are to bring ourselves out of our pitiful mireary clay. And it would be a great mistake to think that the Washington’s school of thought was not ingrained into the hearts and minds of many Blacks of his day.
The intentional deception of the Negro:
The Science of “Good Breeding” known as Eugenics.
Frederick Osborn, an Eugenist, argued that the least controversial subject for eugenicists to promote was ‘parenthood’, and in 1936 he claimed: “By choosing the quality of the home in which children are reared as the measure for eugenic selection, all racial, social, religious and regional controversy is eliminated.” (American Eugenics Society Annual Meeting 5 May 1938’, AESP Box 17. This ‘limited use’ of sterilization has recently been estimated at over 63,000 Americans coercively sterilized by the early 1960s, the majority in the 1930s when Osborn was speaking. Largent, Breeding Contempt, 1.)
The greatest miseducation among the Negro is his lack of knowledge to the degree that modern day abortion policies and practices was and remains to this day the solution to the “Negro Dilemma.” Furthermore, it was as much classism that led to the mind set and development of the science of Eugenics that sought to restrict the reproduction of undesirables in society as it was racism. I will seek to write what steps I see that were taken to hasten the affect of the Negro upon society starting with re-colonization. We must see the connection between these initial efforts to curtail the negros proliferation in our society and the abortion practices that flourish among us today.
The negro has not been miseducated on the larger picture of the inner workings of an elite society to eradicate the negro all together from an early and well held premise of our inferiority. But, that his failure to understand the dynamics of history connecting Darwin’s theory of evolution to the very present modern day abortion movement and it’s aim to fulfill the eradication of those who are deemed inferior from society is a great moral failure of the negro if not a persistent intellectual blunder that can no longer be acceptable. Moreover, the issue of class even more so than race pressed upon a society a worldview that we have yet to rid ourselves of. The tentacles of the Eugenics abortion movement upon society has been well hidden from the Negro race. This has always been the aim and sadly, those who sowed these evil seeds upon humanity have witnessed its fruit in unimaginable ways.
Analogy to Hitler:
Someone recently gave me an analogy comparing Hitler and America that has stuck with me stating, “We were the same. Hitler was more zealous and did in a couple of years what we were taking decades to do. But, it was the same mindset and pseudoscience driving it.” Indeed, this is correct. Hitler called his project to exterminate the Jews, “The Final Solution.” Americans who gave Hitler his science to exterminate the Jews called their project, “The Negro Project.”
The Negro Project:
The goal was to eliminate the Black race, but to accomplish such a diabolical goal without blacks catching on. Sanger would develop a cunning strategy and employ tactics of deception to hide their true intentions. The Negro Project would use tactics identical to those used by Hitler against his enemies to lower the birth rate and gradually lead to the race’s extinction:
1) Promotion of birth control;
2) Promotion of abortion;
3) Forced and voluntary sterilizations;
4) Promotion of moral degeneracy, including but not limited to promoting sex out wedlock and ending the shame of having bastard children. At the time the Negro Project was devised, every one of the tactics listed above was considered an anathema by the American people. Abortion was illegal. Contraceptive was illegal in many states, and the vast majority considered sex outside of marriage to be a sin. “ (CovertGenocide@gmail.com)
In this Blog space, I simply seek to expose the enemy’s scheme and unlike those who wanted, “The Negro Project” to go without notice, my prayer is that Blacks catch on and catch up to one of the most heinous plots of destruction that the evil one has ever perpetrated upon humanity, abortion. As for President’s Joe Biden’s comment, “The great negro.” I am not amazed that elite White folks like Biden are so comfortable thinking for the Negro even today. Biden early went so far to suggest that a Negro who didn’t vote for him wasn’t Black. How ironic that our greatness is very often attributed to our athleticism with little acclaims to our intellect. Part of the great miseducation of the negro largely stems from elites, Black and Whites, who think those who do not think as they do are no more than baskets of deplorable people or mere undesirables as I plan to show in future writings. The very fact that White elites are on record showing this ongoing disdain and contempt of those who don’t think as they do speaks to a larger problem for the Negro. The very voice that the negro desires to have in the future is being killed in the wombs by their own hands.
And what was the attitude of the negro, Satchel Paige, that was so worthy of the President’s time: Satchel asked of his age of 47 after pitching a winning game stated to the reporter, ” Boys, that’s not how I look at it. I look at it this way. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”
Although the sentiment from the great negro is well understood, our days are numbered. Whether one decides to keep track them or not is up to him. It’s a great attitude to have in the undying quest of man to achieve, produce and perform. And yet, I do believe that a figment of the President’s imagination took over as he could only comprehend the numerical age of the great Negro. But still. Away with such trivial matters often brought upon us by our Athletes of today and now yesterday. I see more from Satchel Paige’s words. Considering that I am not Black according to the President’s definition based upon the vote, I am capable and willing to elaborate more regarding what I see in Satchel’s attitude in his now infamous quote. It is this. “If freedom wasn’t predefined, how much freer would you be? Or perhaps Satchel’s attitude is this: Where would you be in life if you weren’t subjected to the constraints of society? And finally, I think his attitude could reflect this: How many Black people would have been born, if someone was counting how many have been aborted?