Times are changing. Prominent blacks like Bill Cosby and Carl Eller are calling the black "leadership" to account for the long decades spent kowtowing to the Democratic Party and its welfare state policies, and a lot of less prominent blacks in the middle class are starting to think that maybe they ought to find some other variable to stick into the political and social equation.
And that's a good thing. I don't care so much whether blacks vote Republican or Democrat, but I do think it's a bad thing that the long debate between WEB DuBois and Booker T. Washington (continued by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in the 1960s) has been dormant for so long. It's good to see that people are starting to talk about it again, and maybe they'll come up with some new positions and perspectives on the debate.