I have long thought there are two types of Black Americans in this respect, conformists and reactionaries.
The conformists think the reactionaries are stupid and the reactionaries think the conformists are sell outs or uncle toms. The conformists get economic advantages but I think there are inherent psychological conflicts. I look and sound like a conformist most of the time but I have had a Black woman call me a reactionary and a White man call me a revolutionary. I usually don't tell most people in real space what I really think. It can cause too many problems fro my conformist pretense. The internet is different, I can say what I really think.
The NOI and Afrocentrics are types of reactionaries. My problem with most reactionaries is that they seem to be anti-technology and emotionally associate it sith White people rather than looking at it as a necessary form of empowerment.
Conforming and reacting are more emotional decisions rather than cold calculating wargaming. Nationalism is part of the conformity. Psychological conditioning by the White controlled educational system. I call it brainsoiling. The palefaces call it the socialization process.