quote:Originally posted by Dell Gines:
When we are at the place we need to be as black folks, then we can pick up that mantle of social justice and we will have the strength to carry the burden of being America's moral conscience. Until then we need to lay that mantle down and free our strengths in focus of our own people.
I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Another way of looking at this is that the world is a complex, co-dependent, multi-faceted place where people and groups must learn to work and live with each other to meet their needs. In that spirit, one could believe that it is better/more effective to align with others with similar interests than to try to fight the world alone. Aggregating groups with similar interests to increase the probability of success for all would seem to be both a logical and efficient way to proceed. Furthermore, I would also argue that for those who care, speaking out against injustice (wherever it may be found) ADDS energy and refocuses the commitment to one's own struggles.