Thursday, May 8, 2008
Is it true that Black folk don't read? It's a fact that whites read more than blacks because reading has always been an intrinsic part of white culture, while blacks have relied on a largely oral tradition. Black church folk, especially, do not read. Is it true that we listen? It's what we have been conditioned to do. We take orders. We follow instructions issued to us from the pulpit. In a sense this is what Jeremiah Wright was saying about children and learning. It could be something to what Rev. Wright said he didn't say that black children couldn't read or learn he said that they just did it different. What do you think about this statement that Black folks don't read as much as white folks?