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    Default 60s stereotype of black militancy?

    Barack Obama has spent his life, and campaign, trying not to be the Angry Black Man.


    Early on, he wrote in “Dreams From My Father,” he discerned the benefits of playing against the ’60s stereotype of black militancy.


    “I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds,” he said. “One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved — such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”
    Hello,

    Could anyone please tell me what " 60s stereotype of black militancy" means? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello,

    Could anyone please tell me what " 60s stereotype of black militancy" means? Thanks!
    The 1960s was a time when black awareness and activism was rapidly growing in the USA. See African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: 60s stereotype of black militancy?

    Hi Anglika,

    Thanks for your good answer. Come to think of it, it was in 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech I Have a Dream.

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    Default Re: 60s stereotype of black militancy?

    Dr. King preached peace, while other notable names among the black militancy were more aggressive with their political beliefs:

    Black Panthers
    Nation of Islam

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    Default Re: 60s stereotype of black militancy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Dr. King preached peace, while other notable names among the black militancy were more aggressive with their political beliefs:

    Black Panthers
    Nation of Islam
    Thanks for your comment, Ouisch!

    I have accessed and read the info. you offered.

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