What is the Tragedy of our Age? (Du Bois)

Listen Siblings, I come in peace,

“The problem with Europeans and Asians is Europeans and Asians; the solution for Africans is Africans!” — Onitaset Kumat

Above and below are separate conceptions. Du Bois did not recognize the truth printed above, so he made a different tragedy below. The ABS addresses both. The ABS is an organization to make African Blood Siblings Community Centers spreading both passages. Write for more information. Subscribe, share, love.

Excerpt on Alexander Crummel
from “Souls of Black Folk”
by W.E.B. Du Bois

He did his work,–he did it nobly and well; and yet I sorrow that here he worked alone, with so little human sympathy. His name to-day, in this broad land, means little, and comes to fifty million ears laden with no incense of memory or emulation. And herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor,–all men know something of poverty; not
that men are wicked,–who is good? not that men are ignorant,–what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.

Before I started my first book, I confessed to my cousin how intimidating this paragraph is. I forgot about it. Now, reminded, I am faced with the same intimidation. Will all of this work on this site disappear with my name? Will the ancestors make me uncover their truths, to die again with it? Shall all be for naught? Is this the tragedy of our age?

Honestly, I’ve nothing better to do, because there’s nothing better to do.  Serving our race and God is the best that any person can do.

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3 thoughts on “What is the Tragedy of our Age? (Du Bois)

  1. omalone1

    well how about that. Read what he said about Woodson:

    “There will be a vast respect and thankfulness for the life of this man [Woodson],” for “under the
    harshest conditions of environment,” Woodson “kept to one great goal, worked at it stubbornly
    and with unwavering application and died knowing that he accomplished much if not all that he
    planned.” After his death, Du Bois and other scholars recognized Woodson as the Father of
    Black History.

    Reply
    1. Onitaset Post author

      Thank you for that share. It’s interesting, but we always re-invent the Wheel. A Sister, one who in fact told me to wonder whether slavery ever actually happened because as she and her advisers thought ‘where are the ships?,’ had told me that Diop was the “Father of Black History.” It was so strange to me to hear that. But always we re-invent. Soon maybe you’ll be named a “Father of Black History.”

      Nothing against you, but let’s hope not, right? :-p

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      1. omalone1

        If men knew more of other men perhaps there would be less sycophantic dramatics when it comes to pleasing females …in efforts to be valued in the eyes of other men (if he envies maybe he’ll admire

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