quote:I agree. I think both Mr. B and Cornell West rushed to pigeon-hole Farrakhan's comments which, while I thought they were a bit out of place, I didn't see them as substantively that far from the core attitude behind the Convenant Movement. There's an overriding sense and emphasis on self-help in both.
This is point I was trying to make when I said that they disagreed with Min. Farrakhan after he left. You said it much better than I, Nmaginate.
However, I can definitely see the point that Min. was trying to make. And he used the neglect, which no one in our community can deny, on the part of the government towards our people. Because I know I had several relatives affected by Katrina and Rita.
He used the neglect of those storms to emphasize the need for us to have our own programs set up to help ourselves. I can't say that I disagree with that assessment. I donated to the Millions More Movement. I wouldn't mind working for an organization that promoted international brotherhood, trade and economic cooperation among African descended people. But these types of organizations just haven't been formed yet and they need to be. We need to have some viable options as a people.