Who Speaks for Black People? — April 2006

By Prof. James Clingman Jr.

I posed this question to my Black Entrepreneurship class at the University of Cincinnati, and much to my chagrin, after a long period of silence, only one young lady had an answer. Even sadder is the fact that I did not posit the question in the context of entrepreneurship, rather, it was just a general question. While I am not surprised at their lack of response, in the larger context of Black leadership, that response spoke volumes – their silence was deafening. So I ask you. Who does speak for Black people? Who stands up for Black people?

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