The Housing and Urban Development Secretary, who was recently booed during his speech at the convention of USA's largest black religious group, has his say. "For the past four decades, the Democratic Party has tried to convince us that being black and of modest means is a dead-end road. In that vein, America's 'black political leaders' have built their careers on an ideology of black victimization. They tout the belief that if blacks want to succeed in this country, there is only one path: reliance on the government. They're wrong. America is a place where you can be born into a low-income household but still lift yourself up, and it doesn't matter what color you are. I'm living proof."