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Page 2 The Broncos* Voice December, 1991
Due to unforeseen events, parts II to "Under
standing the Concept of a Multicultural
Education” and "Drugs, Crime and Prison
Overcrowding; The Connection is Clear"
will not be published until January, 1992.
MARKETPLACE will return in January,
1992. Sorry for the inconvenience.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THE
BRONCOS’ VOICE ARE THOSE
OF THE WRITER. THEY DO NOT
THE VIEWS OF THE EDITOR,
STUDENT BODY OR FSV
ABOUT THE COVER
This month’s cover illustration, "Sleeping on the Dream," is
another fabulous ^iffort by our in-house artist, Stephen Charles, The
idea fcM- tfe cover came from a staff-mccting-tumed-rap-session on
Clarence Thomas, the Black cpmmHniiy and the responsibilities of
blacks who have'made it,."'Sleepijig on Dream" not only refers to
Dr. Wartin Luther King’s historic speech but to the black middle class
who, with the aid of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, aiTirmative action,
quotas preferential treatment,: has been able to rise in the morning
without consciously beingremmded tot one^s skin color i.s important.
A$ the black middle ^lass has moved up to working in IBM,
Xerox, and AT&T andout oi the urban jungle, they have seemingly
fprgotlen exactly how they attained their status.
Granted, over the years, numbers of whites have altered their
attitudes, social circles and hiring practices to reflect a caring, non-
r^iai attitude with blacks. However, this graciousiiess did not build the
blackmiddleclass.Sepres of blacks - once slaves, then freedmen, then
slaves to econbmic and social inequity - lay the strong foundation
needed to prepare Africans for life as Afro-Americans.
Does the black middle class have a responsibility to aid and
uplift the hundreds of thousands still wallowing in tlie urban ghettos?
If not, do they have a right to determine the course of action for poor
While the heads of the black middle class rest soundly on the
pillow of civil rights and their bodies are warmed in equality (or atleast
the ability and access to sue for equality), the masses are still shivering
from the cold of racism, poverty and lack of opportunity
Above, in-housc artist, Stephen Charles.
Far left: staff writer, Albert Johnson. Above:
Broncos' Voice editor, Barbara Beebe.
Below: cartoonist and staff writer, Timothy Jessie
and staff photographer and sports writer, Heawatha
EDITOR: Barbara Beebe
(Also typist, copy writer, layout designer, advertising
manager, distributor, proofreader, all-around woman
with a brain dysfunction!)
STAFF WRITERS: Albert Johnson, Wayne Hodges,
Kimberly Smith, Heawatha Sanders, Timothy Jessie,
Jason Pierre, Ritchie Parker
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Kelvin Culbreth, Gene
STAFF ARTISTS: Stephen Charles, Timothy Jessie
CONTRIBUTING ARTIST: Clem Doniere
PHOTOGRAPHER: Heawatha Sanders
FACULTY ADVISOR: Dr. McShane
LETTERS POLICY: The Broncos’
Voice urges all of its readers to submit
letters to the editor. Letters must be
typed and doubled spaced and must not
exceed 200 words.
They must be signed, dated and
must include the author’s class
or department, phone number and local
address for purposes of verification.
The Voice will not publish
anonymous or form letters or letters that
are promotional in nature.
The Voice reserves the right to
edit letters for length, clarity and style,
and to withhold letters based on the
discretion of the editor.
Letters should be mailed to
1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville,
28301, or delivered in person to the
Broncos’ Voice office in the Student
Albert Johnson on Civil
Rights & Quotas, Ivan Van
Sertima, Uncle Tomism
Timothy Jessie on Native
Kimberly White on the White
SUPERB Illustrations by
Barbara Beebe on
Stereotypes, the Conservative
Black Middle Class, the
Heawatha Sanders on the
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