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Reply to "Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle"

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Originally posted by MBM:
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:

Maybe I'm wrong; but I don't see FUBU thinking as "working to deny or exclude."


Agree 100% We just have to take a much more strategic view of this. It IS in our interests to support the undocumented workers in this issue. Doing so and fighting to grant them citizenship immediately removes the downward pressure on wages and causes our mutual oppressor to ante up. Higher wages and the elimination of the current incentive that companies have to hire undocumented labor helps poor and working class African Americans all over this country. Beyond that, aligning with Mexican Americans gives African America a greater base of political power with which to fight for OUR interests. We support them on an issue and they support us. Coalition politics has nothing to do with abdicating control, and everything to do with expediency in getting shyt done!

Too much of African America is thinking like Kobe on this issues - that its got to be HIS show and his show alone. How many championships do you think he will win that way?


agreed.I don't see why this is so difficult for people to understand. this is not a turf war.

it's to our benefit to force companies to stop exploiting labor. we need to help shine the light on companies that take advantage of cheap labor. This only helps us. we need to take away the incentive companies have to go after cheap labor.

Also, we need to face reality. The latino population will be if not already the largest group in the US. We need to build alliances with them, not be jealous of them.
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