By Elaine Brown
Brown's account of her existence on the maximum degrees of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. greater than a trip via a turbulent time in American heritage, this can be the tale of a black woman's conflict to outline herself.
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However, I believe that oppressed peoples can hold ‘‘racist’’ ideals and thereby perpetuate their own disunity and continued victimization. S. ’’ Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (New York: Pathﬁnder Press, 1970, 136). ’’∞ In Havana his words are inscribed on a black marble monument—a dark obelisk that is distinctive yet mysterious. Little is known about these Chinese freedom ﬁghters: What were their names; where did they come from; what was their experience? The Chinese participation in the wars for liberation spanned a remarkably long period of thirty years, with their presence in the very beginning of la Guerra de los Diez Anos (Ten Years War of 1868–1878) through la Guerra Chiquita (Little War of 1878–1879) to the end of la Guerra de Independencia (War of Independence, 1895– 1898).
Many use their savings to start small businesses because they are unable to ﬁnd jobs commensurate with their education or training. Thus, it is not uncommon to ﬁnd Korean engineers and technicians who, unable to ﬁnd work in these areas, invest a pool of savings in order to start a grocery or dry-cleaning business, in which they work long hours and employ several family members. A large part of the xenophobia against these recent Asian immigrants stems in part from the prevailing model minority myth or stereotype that Asians are innately driven toward superachievement.
Just to demonstrate the fallacy of equating educational attainment and economic power, according to the 1980 census Chinese American males were the second most highly educated group (after Asian Indians) in terms of years of education, but they also ranked at least-paid for that level. ) Despite the relatively signiﬁcant growth of a black middle class since the integration and a≈rmative action programs of the 1960s, the gap between the masses of African Americans and whites has widened rather than lessened.
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown