How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights EraBook - 2006
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pg 53. "(Lyndon) Johnson clearly realized that full responsibility had been an unfair and oppressive burden on blacks. His Great Society was, among other things, a redistribution plan for responsibility by which he asked white America to assume considerable responsibility for black advancement. Thus, by implication, the president of the United States had agreed with the new militants that is was morally wrong--given what blacks had been through--to ask them to be fully responsible for pulling themselves up. So suddenly in American life the matter of responsibility was qualified by a new social morality. If you were black, and thus a victim of racial oppression, this new morality of social justice meant you could not be expected to carry the same responsibilities as others. The point was that the American society no longer had the moral authority to enforce a single standard of responsibility for everyone because--by its own admission--it had not treated everyone the same."
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