Download e-book for kindle: Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown by Tony Brown

By Tony Brown

ISBN-10: 0061922390

ISBN-13: 9780061922398

ISBN-10: 0688151310

ISBN-13: 9780688151317

PBS tv commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been known as an "out-of-the-box philosopher" and, much less delicately, and "equal chance ass kicker." those that try to pigeonhole him achieve this at their very own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help suggest, entrepreneur, public speaker, movie director, and writer is a difficult guy to pin a label on -- and a good tougher guy to idiot. In Black Lies, White Lies, Tony Brown does what few high-profile African american citizens have performed earlier than: He dares to problem the lies of either Black and White leaders, and he dares to inform the reality. He assaults White racism and Black self-victimization with equivalent vehemence. He condemns integration as a disastrous coverage, no longer for simply Blacks yet for the whole state. And he confronts the Black proficient 10th, White liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, demagogues, and racists on either side for his or her self-serving lies, their mess ups, and their loss of imaginative and prescient. yet Tony Brown doesn't easily scale back and burn. He additionally deals farsighted, manageable options to America's difficulties. He presents a blueprint for American renewal bases on his trust that even supposing we won't have come to this kingdom at the similar send, we're all now within the similar boat.

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They would be replaced by two consumption taxes—a national sales tax on consumers and a value-added tax on businesses—on what people take out of society. This revision produces a budget surplus (see details in Chapter 12). We could eliminate the debt in just a few years and shift the emphasis to saving instead of consumption, and investing instead of borrowing. It would boost productivity and the nation’s standard of living. My budget proposal is better because it is economically sound and morally truthful.

Karesha wrote to me afterward: “Not only did you help change my life for the better, you also changed my mother’s, my sister’s and my brother’s…. ” Karesha Lowe now attends the exclusive George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She still loves math, has served as a member of the student council, and has tutored seventhgraders after school. ” I fell short of raising my goal of $100,000 for Karesha, and I have been accused of grandstanding by a handful of middle-class Blacks. One Black elitist offered that I had wasted my time and money because there were so many others who needed help.

The father was helping the group by helping the most needy son. By rehabilitating the weakest son, the father enriched his family, making it possible to raise more crops and fatten more calves in the future. In the most fundamental sense, it is love, forgiveness, and compassion in a society—its essential fairness—that drive its productivity, its gross domestic product. If the Prodigal Son analogy is too spiritual for you, let me explain it in hard, cold, capitalistic free-enterprise terms—a more modern example of the sort of affirmative action that makes sense to me: the player draft for professional sports.

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