"Blame Game"-As seen by the Black Intellect.

Essay by ms0410High School, 12th gradeA-, December 2005

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Race has always been a main issue within the country of the United States. We happen to be one the major Countries that seems to have a "boiling pot" of different cultures. Being so there happens to be this undertone of dislike and hatred that plagues such a multi-cultural society. In the past many felt that America should be a predominately white society, there are still many people that hold on to this frame of mind. In addition to inter-cultural prejudice with in someone's own race, there are those in this mind state that critique their lineage. Criticism is defined as "One given to harsh or captious judgment; to find fault with or point out the faults-critical observation or remarks that are unfair". As a society we tend to do this all the time; judging someone or a race by what they wear, how they conduct themselves, and basing our ideas of the group or individual based on their history.

Though this maybe true in any situation, there are those that judge their own people. Feeling that what we have done and how we portray ourselves is wrong and sometimes well deserved. People such as this tend to call themselves "The Higher Intellect"-they fell they are panicle of there people and can improve the persona of their own race through ascension of knowledge. One example is W.E.B. Du Bios who happens to a famous Black Intellect felt Black society should, "Receive a College education and be able to create economic wealth through and by themselves"-no help from the white society. One idea that most Black intellects view as being their objective is, that the 10% of black society that are "Intellects" are responsible for helping the rest of their race "move up" socially. Are the ones that happen to...