quote:Originally posted by MBM:quote:Originally posted by Yemaya:
Should be even be striving to achieve the American dream? Or should we create our own vision seperate and outside of America?
That's what I'm asking. What are we moving toward? What should we be dreaming of?
I don't believe in the American Dream. I'm with Umbra in that my goal personally is to achieve economic stability. This is * achievable *. The American Dream - to the extent that 'equality' requires acceptance - is not.
What is at the end of the rainbow for African America? Do we think we will ever generate the leverage to get America to grant us a homeland? Reparations? Will we get to the point where we will ever have equal access to the "American Dream"? Ever?
Any kind of leverage will only come from $$$-power. We can demonstrate how moral, how intellectually brilliant, trustworthy, and capable we are until we're blue in the face. Hardcore whitey will still demand more proof. So that by no means should be the goal.