New book compares Colin Powell and Condelisa Rice to house slaves

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Author questions their status as African American role models

“If we accept the theory that the mental conditions of slavery still exists, then Colin Powell is perfect example of a house slave.” So says African American author Michael Alan Townsend.

To illustrate this point he says in his new book, “If Secretary of State Colin Powell made a public announcement that African Americans were owed a debt for slavery and that he favored reparations, what do you think would happen? It’s a pretty good chance he’d be kicked out the (White) House. A very important rule for a House Slave is, watch your mouth. Also the House Slave must imitate some of the master’s customs, morals and values. More accurately they must give up language and customs that are radically different or not easily understood by the master. An example of this would be; National Security Adviser Condelisa Rice shows up at the (White) House with her hair done in Dreadlocks, wearing African style clothing. How long do you think she would be accepted in Bush’s (White) House?”

It is important for Blacks to realize these things when we promote these types of individuals as role models for our children. What we may be telling them is “Get as far away from Black people and Black issues as possible if you want to make it in the white mans world.

These are just some of the issues explored in the book titled; “Black Power: Strategies for achieving and utilizing power in America. The book is available through the publisher’s website bronxvillage.com, as well as Black Family Book store 3971 white Plains road, Bronx N.Y. .

For more information contact: Abdul Malik at (646) 283-0980 P.O. Box 1021, Bronx, NY 10466; Books@bronxvillage.com.

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