"…What some ultra-liberals call pandering was actually the educational model that produced Bob Johnson of JET, Lerone Bennett of Ebony, and others from Dr. King's graduating class. If that's pandering, it worked pretty well for the last century, and we probably need a lot more of it.
As one of the authors here (Young) was a senior aide and strategist to Dr. King in the civil rights movement, a movement that helped to "redeem the soul of a nation" and change America too, we can speak with some moral authority here. We can say without reservation that this generation of young black men were not victims coming out the south — but were raised as change agents. We were never brought up to believe that the government was our savior. At most the government was our partner for change."