"I am a fraud because I lived a life of privilege and Know nothing about the plight of the young African American males."
The criticism is an ad homimen attack - trying to discredit you are a person so that it makes it sounds like whatever you have to say (which is the real threat) isn't valid. It's a classic logical fallacy that the weak use when they have no real counter-argument.
1. Actually, Mr. Colion Noir says he was raised by a single mom who worked very hard to provide for her family. Not exactly the "silver spoon" Rockefeller life.
2. So what, even if he had lived a life of privilege? That doesn't have anything to do with the price of milk. What is the content of what is being said? Either it's valid or it isn't. If it isn't, then attack it based on the content, not who says it.
3. I imagine there are quite a few black people who would disagree with the notion that in order to be a "real" or "legit" black person, you must come from disadvantage.
4. What would Madea say? #justsaying
5. For that matter, what did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say? To judge a person - any person, Black, White, Jew, Gentile, etc. - by the content of their character. Do we really imagine that judging a person by the content of their character does not also mean to judge what a person says based on the truth of what they say (or to judge actions based on their merits) and not the circumstances in which they were raised?
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