There are a number of members here who believe that we should reject attempting to work within the American system that has enslaved us. It certainly is a valid perspective to believe that America will never grant African Americans the measure of freedom and opportunity that are due us. That said, though, what is the alternative? If we are to stay here in the U.S. how do we achieve the kinds of gains that are necessary to move our communities forward, to secure a "better life" for our children? Certainly "organization" is a key tactic; we will never collectively achieve anything without it. Nevertheless, what are the strategies to progress? If we remove ourselves from "the system" what are some of the things that black people can do to create progress for ourselves in the many ways that we need to? Some favor armed insurrection to force America to concede to our demands. Others suggest leaving altogether. IMHO it seems like those represent extreme ends of the spectrum of options. Is there anything in between?
I am sincerely interested in your thoughts.