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Reply to "The Civil Rights Movement is dead and the Hip-Hop Gen X'ers, need a reason."

The disunification of the Black community is indeed mind-boggling. Perhaps it is because we don't have "leaders" today who can bind us together for the cause of progress, such as Martin and Malcolm mangaged to do. I don't really subscribe to that "way back in slave time mentality of separating the house slaves from the field slaves" because we have had too much time in between and too many examples of a different way to accomplish things for me to be able to lay the fact that we have the separations issues that we have today on a way of manipulation that happened so long ago.

We dropped the ball on the civil rights movement issue. We did not pursue it nor pass the teachings of it down to our youth. Martin died, Malcolm died and the Civil Rights Movement died right along with them. That is our fault, and probably our responsibility as far as firing it up again... if that is to happen. Perhaps what is needed is a whole different fight for a whole different cause.

What exactly is the meaning of the term "civil right" anyway? Does it equate to unquestioned equality across the board? 'Cause it seems to me that's what should be our present focus. Or was civil rights just a fraction of that ... meaning get our foot in the door to work our way towards such equality?

I think as adults we know that our past is just as important as our future, but if our youth don't know that, then what, exactly, is it they can fight for? The legacy they are creating is more one of selfishness than inclusion or progress. If they think they already have what they need, at what point will they realize that they don't? And what will happen when they do?

BLACK by NATURE, PROUD by CHOICE.
Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
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