if I were a poor black kid

by admin | December 15, 2011 1:28 pm

By now, you’ve surely read the poorly penned and insanely virul Forbes article, “If I Were a Poor Black Kid”[1]. I won’t be writing anything on it. In general, I only write if I feel I can add clarity or insight to the conversation. And Ta-Nehisi Coates added as much insight as one could add yesterday on his blog[2].  He nailed it. There are also other interesting takes, all of which are deserving of your attention, here[3],  here [4],and  here[5].

Endnotes:
  1. “If I Were a Poor Black Kid”: http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2011/12/12/if-i-was-a-poor-black-kid/
  2. yesterday on his blog: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/a-muscular-empathy/249984/
  3. here: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/its-free-blog/2011/dec/13/opinion-if-i-were-rich-white-dude/
  4. here : http://www.theroot.com/views/dear-forbes-writer-oh-no-you-didn-t
  5. here: http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/12/if_i_were_a_white_male_middle_aged_forbes_columnist_1.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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