The Next Great Native Black American Migration (Why we should migrate one last time)
Written By Corey Alexander Diamond
I’m going to start this article off by saying. I firmly believe Dr. Kings push for integration further destroyed the independent & self sustaining black community.
Many of you might look at that statement and think whoa. I’m not sure about that Corey Diamond. But after I elaborate more on my above statement, I’m sure by the end of this article you’ll more than likely support what I’m saying too.
But before we get into the article I would like to also like to state that integration was and still is very important. America is supposed to represent all cultures from around the world coming together to create the best version of freedom and personal & group success.
What I meant by my previous statement is The American Descendants of Slavery at that particular time should have fought for the chance to create and maintain our own state similar to how a Native American reservation exists today. Or similar to the state/country my ancestors was giving after the civil.
Most people dont realize America gave us American Descendants of Slavery our own country immediately after the civil war that was suppose to grow alongside America. This place was suppose to be where we could go to freely govern ourselves and create an environment where we could live peacefully.
You can read more about that former country in my last article here (Why The United States should reinstate the African American State)
Now while im not arguring for the return of that country today. I will be talking about how we as a people should migrate in mass to one of our 50 states. I believe if we choose to go down this route, the kind of independence we will have within our own home state will greatly improve my peoples position in America going forward.
When was the last time the American Descendants of Slavery community economically successful as a whole ? When you exclude black celebrities (which represent an extremely small number of people within the larger group). You’ll scratch your head and wonder gee that’s a good question.
The answer is when the black community was segregated and forced to rely on each other.
Places like (Black Wall Street, The Hayti Community in Durham, N.C, Boley, Okla) and the many other ADOS economically successful towns throughout America comes to mind.
The entire black community as a whole was economically successful. Thousands of black owned stores, banks, hospitals even airlines plus so much more across America began to establish the American Descendants Of Slavery position within America despite the fact that we are still owed reparations.
So now that we have that context in mind. “When was the last time The American Descendants Of Slavery economically successful?”.
My next question is what is standing in the way of The American Descendants Of Slavery to regaining independence ?
Separation: We need to reunite
When you think about a specific ethnic group within America you think of where your more likely to find these people within the country. Granted for the most part everyone is mixed in together throughout each state. Especially when you think about how each group comes together in all the big cities throughout America.
But when you think about how spread out The American Descendants Of Slavery are in America. Including how this specific group is still struggling the most across the board.
Wouldn't the most logical thing to do in order to stop the constant attack on our people from all sides would be to move closer together? Perhaps in the same state ? We’ve been living very spread out for over 100 plus years and the data clearly shows thats not working out well for us.
I think on a lower level most American Descendants Of Slavery fear coming together because they believe it'll open us up to attack, since we will all be located in a great majority in one state. And in some ways they are correct. Theres no better example than the bombing of Black Wall Street.
But I feel like if we were to move in mass to one state that would also allow us the ability to control the local police and states military after becoming the states majority with the most votes. It would be next to impossible to launch a 1921 Bombing of Black Wall Street kind of race riot against a people knowing the state military could be call on at any moment during a race riot.
Also many other kinds of attacks such as non-direct easily noticable attempts will be made against us. But I firmly believe if we are united in one state it'll be easier for us to resolve anything or anyone that tries to harm us.
Possible Solution: Migrate in Mass to a new state
The solution I propose is us American Descendants Of Slavery need to move in mass to one of the 50 states we have here in America.
When you really think about it, being able to control our peoples environment on a city, country & statewide level would & will drastically change our peoples future going forward.
Laboratories of Democracy
Like the photo above clearly shows. Back in 1939 the Supreme Court ruled that each state is allowed to operate its own version of democracy. This bomb shell ruling reaffirmed a state can create the ideal environment its inhabitants demand its elected officials create for them.
This concept explains how within the federal framework, there exists a system of state autonomy where state and local governments act as social “laboratories,” where laws and policies are created and tested at the state level of the democratic system, in a manner similar (in theory, at least) to the scientific method. An example today would be the legalization of marijuana in Colorado despite the fact that it is illegal federally.
All of this simply means that if The American Descendants of Slavery were to successful move to one of 50 states. We would be able to legally create the ideal state we’ve always dreamed of. A state where we are free to live peacefully and deploy the laws that would protect our people, businesses and property.
All of which is protected by the supreme courts ruling and listed in the constitution (Amendment 10).
So when we think about the great migration the question becomes exactly how many people are we talking? Looking at how us American Descendants Of Slavery represent around 42 million. We could say around 30 to 35 million of us need to move to whichever state would be perfect for us.
That would instantly make us the majority in whichever state we choose. At that point we’d be able to unilaterally control the environment needed for us to prosper as a people.
And since trains, planes, buses and cars exist. Those transportation methods make our great migration as far as traveling to the new state easier than any other time before us.
I would like to stress that it’s important we maintain a strong presence in the big cities throughout America. We can not abandon our representation in those places and we must work to rebuild our communities in each other the big cities we currently reside in.
The Money for Land & Housing
Now I’m not going to pretend like I know it all. So for this specific section I will have to admit, I have no clue where we will get the money to undertake such a large scale migration. Let alone buy the Land and housing necessary to build new modern cities and towns within the new home state.
Im currently creating America’s newest black owned bank and planned on using 30% of the profits to build & rebuild American Descendants of slavery communities around America. A financial ecosystem like that connected to all the black owned businesses around America could certainly jumpstart the migration.
However Reparations comes to mind when thinking about how we can get a large scale investment to help push The Great American Descendants of Slavery migration forward. In my last article I referenced how we should lead with land and some capital to jump start our economy within the new home state. You can read more of my references to that article here
(Why The United States should reinstate the African American State)
I also foresee non-American Descendants of slavery actively trying to capitalize on our migration by buying land in the state we choose and trying to charge us unreal prices to buy the land they normally wouldn’t have purchased in the first place. To me that’s the saddest part in all of this. The opportunist that’ll straight up try and slow down or block or desire to govern ourselves in the state of our choosing.
The California Example
So here is what I would like to call the California example. California currently has around 35 million people. And together all of us that live here have made California become the number five top economy in the world. That being said what do you think is going to happen if around 30 million of us American descendants of slavery move to one state?
We already see the great contributions & investions our people bring to the world while living in a hostile environment. Now imagine all the things we can develop when WE control the environment. America will see the greatest economic boom since the Great Depression.
The American descendants of slavery will finally cement our position in America though a states ablity to operate as a Laboratories of Democracy.
The Pro’s & Cons
The Cons: What about current African American Cities & Counties?
Many people will argue look at Detroit, Chicago, and all the other predominantly black communities around America and say. If what im suggestion was going to work, surely all the black communities around around would be economically successful. And in a way they have a point.
But the larger problem is that often these cities or county are usually controlled by a larger state entity. And the disconnect between the cities themselves and the states creates unanswered demands.
Also when you factor in all the other ethinc groups found within most states all demanding their own agendas. This almost always gets in the way of The American Descendants of Slavery advocating for our own agenda.
None of that would be a problem in us American Descendants of Slavery became the majority voting block in whichever state we choose.
The Cons: Which political party is the right party ?
The American Descendants of Slavery will surely be divided within the new state, similar to how we are divided now.
But in the new state id like to argue we’d be more included to stop being Democrats & Republicans all together. Its more likely we would create a new political party that placed our peoples historical issues at its core.
There are many political parties started by our ancestors in the past that placed out issues at the core of our movements. Political parties like (The National Black Independent Party, The United Citizens Party, The Progressive Democratic Party (South Carolina) & so on.)
The reinstatement of one of these parties or a more modern adoption of one of our current Democrat or Republican political parties with the American Descendants of Slavery agenda focus at its core is more than likely bond to happen within the new American Descendants of Slavery Home State.
The Pros: What Rights Do States Have?
Most American Descendants of Slavery are completely unaware the power each state has within the Federal consitution. For example all of these powers would immediately be open to our control the moment we become the states majority.
- ownership of property
- education of inhabitants
- implementation of welfare and other benefits programs and distribution of aid
- protecting people from local threats
- maintaining a justice system
- setting up local governments such as counties and municipalities
- maintaining state highways and setting up the means of administrating local roads
- regulation of industry
- raising funds to support their activities
The Pros: Education
We would be able to control our states education. Many of us American Descendants of Slavery always complain we aren't able to change the public school curriculum to reflect the type of education we need to learn to be more competitive in todays modern society. Well when we control the state we would be able to constantly update the curriculum to reflect the extremely important things our people must learn to survive within America,
The Pros: Affordable Housing
If us American Descendants of Slavery controlled our own home state we would surely make a state wide affordable housing law that would make renting and home ownership easier for us to afford. Especially when you factor in how our people have been screwed throughout time by predatory land lords.
The Pros: Self Sustainable
With the latest technology we would be able to grow food for ourselves and for the rest of the country. If the country were to fall apart tomorrow we would be able to sustain our peoples food and water by already existing in the state we picked prevously.
This would be next to impossible to do if we continue to be as spread out as we are.
The Pros: Controlling the Justice System
For the first time us American Descendants of Slavery would be able to control how the justice system treats our people. Gone would be the days us African Americans getting twice the the sentencing our white counter parts get for the same crime. Gone would be the days police officers getting away with the killing of unarmed black men, women and children. Gone would be the days of racial injustice within our new black home state.
The Pros: Being able to help support The African American presence in other cities & states around The United States
Us American Descendants of Slavery would be in a more solid position that'll provide us with the power and influence to properly assist other American Descendants of Slavery in other states throughout America. When we are united as one inside our home state.
This would allows us better communication and strategic planning when helping all American Descendants of Slavery around America.
The Pros: Being able to expand our culture
I just wish my people would see how much value our people would have in pursuing a migration plan like the one I detailed above, to one of our 50 states. The amount of control we’d be able to have over our day to day lives going into the future would be unparalleled.
But most importantly, the environment we’d be able to set up for our children to grow up in a safe space and become the extremely successful brothers and sisters over time on a fair playing field would be unprecedented.
Thank you for reading my thoughts in regard to our next great migration.
Have a great day,
-Corey Alexander Diamond