"...the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the best of this race that they may guide the mass away from the contamination and death of the worst." - W.E.B. DuBois
There are approximately 43 million blacks in America. According to W.E.B. Du Bois, we should concentrate on developing the leadership capacity among the most able 10 percent to lead the the 90%. Du Bois was convinced, it was the duty and responsibility of that "talented tenth" in the black community to lift up the rest of our community and lead them away from "the contamination and death of the worst."
The New Black Codes are calling on the Talented Tenth to become active participants in the development and wealth build up of our community.