You talk a good game but your words still uphold the logic that has plagued the black man for ages. Be specific, what is the cause of the black man. I’m black so trust me, I will understand. The last time I heard anyone clearly articulate the cause of the black man was MLK at the Lincoln memorial. All of that has been rolled back. The left sold you a lie that your identity/culture not your mind or ability was your most important currency and you bought it. And don’t give me that guff of “we want to live as equals”. That’s the end, I’m asking about the means. In economic and structural terms and tell me which one of them the white man is holding you back from. Are you demanding that the rest of the world come down to your level or are you ready to rise up to the level of the rest of the developed world.
BLM has always been a reactionary entity, if none of the 200+ blacks shot this year had died the problem of the black man won’t be closer to being solved. We’d still be living in ghettos as poor as ever. It’s easy to continue to ask and even protest that the white man give us fish than to learn to fish so we never depend on him again. And no America isn’t the only pond.
We had a black president for 8 years and he did nothing to give black America any kind of direction but he too also talked a good game. There is a reason unions are no longer really relevant yet our leaders keep egging us to protest in the streets like it was 1963 all over again.
So I say again, until you can articulate the cause of the black man we will keep going in circles never going forward, basking in the privilege that we can always blame someone else for our stagnation. While India, Asia and even Arabia gallop past us and incidentally past the white man too. If there is anything I blame the white man for, it’s for doing everything for us. From our first trip onto American soil to the tiny computers in our hands. We never learnt to succeed on our own and that why Africa is such a shit hole. I know cause I live there. But we like the excuses. It deflects from the reality that if the black man is going to become successful and gain respect, it’s going to take us alone to work it out... no affirmative action, no handouts, no reparations, no empathic demands to just listen (to a sad story from 1865?), no clutching at the straws of cultural appropriation. Are black men willing to take that challenge or do we just like to talk.