Tisdale’s Topics:Middle class:Move to the front of the struggle for justice and equality

Reprint April 27-May 3, 2000

Middle class:Move to the front of the struggle for justice and equality

Adding insult to injury is nothing new for Jackson’s black middle class.Once its members have acquired a home in northeast Jackson, a Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus or some other automobile of equal dimension, middle class Negroes—the black bourgeoisie—quickly disassociate themselves from the struggles and aspirations of Jackson’s black lumpen proletariat. They, in their haste to escape their own kind, immediately help to set up road blocks against other black entrepreneurs.However, that is not the worst of their sins. They immediately become black Van Hootens, spouting the peculiar rhetoric that other black people, especially dark skinned ones, are not quite human. Members of the optimum population—whites and the black middle class—argue that governments shouldn’t spend resources on underclass interests. That is one more resource used by whites and their black lackeys to further divide the black masses from each other, ala Willie Lynch!The Corinth, Mississippi legislator, Travis Little, who designed the separatist legislation contained in Senate Bill 2672 (1995) is well known as a business associate of racialist Mike Gunn, a longtime associate of alleged Klansman David Duke. Moreover, the black bourgeoisie is sponsored by well-known former Highway Patrol chief Jim Ingram, who headed COINTELPRO from 1963 to 1970. Ingram was rumored to be implicated in the murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis on April 4, 1968, and aligned with Jackson insurance magnate Wirt Yerger, who drove blacks out of the Republican Party in 1964.This is the kind of treachery from its elected officials which black people cannot put up with.Where is the black middle class when the nearly black city of Jackson is stealing property from black people gradually by degrees?