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“Civil-Rights Mafia”

Good piece in the Washington Post’s “Outlook” section yesterday by Jonetta Rose Barras on the need for African Americans to continue the discussion started by Bill Cosby. Highlights include: “[T]he orthodoxy of an aging civil rights mafia exaggerates the role of racism” and “African Americans and their leaders may want to endorse [conservative Robert] Woodson’s proposal for a ‘one-year moratorium on whining about white folks.’ When groups gather, they should leave the excuses of ‘racism and white folks out of the room,’ says Woodson.”

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