I think that politics can definitely play a positive role in our liberation, only if the state and federal governments would stop redistricting every few years. We might be able to get a significant role in government. This is the oldest trick in the book, gerrymandering. This is how these people in power are staying in power. Texas is the worst example of this in recent times.
Right now, politics do not actually play a significant role in our 'liberation'. We have good representatives at the federal level who work very, very hard on our behalf, like John Conyers, Cynthia McKinney, and Shelia Jackson.
We're going to have to think of some other creative ways to do what we have to do. However, we can't even do that because we're worried about keeping up appearances. Well if we don't do something about various situations in our country, we won't have anything to keep up.