quote:Your point highlights the reason I said before that regarding SEPARATION and BLACK RESPONSIBILITY that indeed BOTH of these need to be done...and debating what's doing the most harm to blacks between WHITE racism and our own SELF inflicted damage is like debating which blade cuts the paper on a pair of scissors. They BOTH work together and that's the reason white racism AND our own self inflicted damage is so potent because they work TOGETHER to keep us back... Consequently, the reason we are held back is because we won't work TOGETHER to deal with it. We must be placed in a situation whereby we can EXCLUSIVELY deal with BLACK ISSUES without those efforts always being mitigated and disrupted by us also having to contend with a white power structure.
As you mentioned even if a Black man decides to play by the rules and do everything right as long as he is subject to a racist power structure and CRIMINAL justice system he is still at risk....and ultimately his Black family and by extension the larger Black community suffers.
When I think of thriving black communities in the past, I see your point.
because every time a black community did well on it's own, white folk came and destroyed it.
Given our (blk folk) present situation and the negative mind-set of so many of us, I'm interested in 'any' positive approach toward unity & the betterment of our people.