What does it mean to be a member of the talented tenth?

As I further my study of W.E.B. Du Bois — I am keenly forced to address his adoption of communism as a ubiquitous form of egalitarian, righteous, and progressive truth. From Marx to Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” the reality of the black mind and how black thinkers and activist reshape society dominates my study, teaching, and academic engagement. Hence I place greater value on my labor as it is me and the rest of the talented tenth who must educate other black folks on their obligation to the race — but also to remind whites of their daily actions and sense of being imprisoned by the lies of liberalism and social justice. This my friends are the things that divide us. We are not alike. I am not like you. And I will remind you of this at our next conference, in my papers, as I march across campuses, in protest, and while traveling from coast line to coast line. Ending this divide requires a level of work few are ready for.

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