I used to be the most pro-black chick around. My days were spent shouting along to Malcolm X speeches, reading Maya Angelou’s memoirs and speaking (to anyone who would listen) about the importance of buying and marrying black.
At that time, I truly believed that black women and black men were in a position to create a better future for the next generation of blacks. Time has since crushed this hopeful dream of mine.
1. Black People Are More Interested In Equality Than Autonomy And Self-Sustenance
The success of the black empowerment movement lies in the hand of black people, and us alone. Unfortunately, it’s clear that for all we may whine about inequality and social injustice, black people are simply not interested in improving our collective situation. If we were, we would’ve followed Malcolm X’s advice fifty years ago and mobilized into a fully-functioning community of people who truly and deeply take pride in blackness.