Black Americans have been left to defend themselves against White extremist while the Black 1% continue to promote peaceful protests. The average Black American is being hit, literally, from all sides in this post-racial justice protest America. Yes, since the racial justice protests in 2020 there has been a steady increase in violence and verbal attacks against Black men and women. The news outlets continue to come down on the side of peaceful protests and nonviolent approaches. Interestingly enough, the drum majors for this almost passive approach are primarily the Black elite. The Black 1% who are not being evicted, made homeless and find it almost impossible to get a job let alone a better job in the economic recovery, continue to preach patience. Easy to do when the police guns are not pointed at you or your children, the landlord is not moving ahead with evicting you despite a moratorium, and you don’t find it difficult to impossible to navigate the online job application process because you don’t look good on paper. An employment world in which no one actually talks to you to determine how great you are or can be.
Let’s face it, the Black 1% are embedded in every level of local government, police departments, managerial levels of corporate businesses and the healthcare system. Yet we continue to see, apartheid levels of incarceration, unemployment, and health disparities among those in the African American communities across the United States. Why? Because these folks do not represent the average working-class Black family. The Black 1% represent the machinery of a system that has thrived on grinding up Black men, alongside Black women and their children in the course of business and culture. You see, there is no upside to fighting inside the system for poor, uneducated, struggling Black folks. You are seen as an extremist on a mission if you dare to present or support an effort targeted to specifically help Black Americans. Your career advancement is cutoff, and you are destined to languish in the company or governmental bureaucracy when you’re a champion for working class Blacks. These career climbers see others crushed by the system and therefore have no incentive to fight for Black people, their people. This is not about blaming and shaming. Its just the cold reality of the culture of America. When Black people join the upwardly mobile echelons of American business and government, they are acculturated to a system of white supremacy that is almost imperceptible to them on a daily basis. They are trained into and by a structure that sees the Black population as a threat or a resource to be exploited.
The future of Black America, as a whole, is the Black working class. From this population there must come a group of leaders that are not afraid to use all means necessary to prevail over the white supremacists and the racists power structure of this country. Both violent and non-violent means must be used to make progress. There is no hope of progress with only non-violent protests as a strategy. There must be the counterbalance and threat of violent actions if we expect to be successful in our struggle. This is clear when we analyze the results of the nation-wide protests of 2020. Despite the grassroot effort of Black, Brown, and White Americans to expose racial injustice to Black people across the country, there has been no laws enacted – nationally – to protect Black Americans from police departments or militia groups who see themselves as the protectors of the white power structure of America. This is because the overwhelming basis of protests is a non-violent approach. Power recognizes Power. Real recognizes Real. Right now, despite what the Black 1% is saying about being positive and non-violent, we are getting our ass kicked up and down the block because we pose no real threat to the money-making apparatus of America. Tell you what, if Black people were able to disrupt or even shut down the logistics of American business – trucking fleets, airlines, UPS, FedEx, and USPS we would see summit meetings and laws being negotiated by politicians and corporate leaders. There would also be a large increase in the oppressive tactics of government and law enforcement directed at Black folks simultaneously. This is the price to be paid. This is why I say - the future of Black America, as a whole, is the Black working class – because they are the ones who will pay the price but will ultimately benefit from these actions.
Make no mistake, the Black working-class leaders must be at the negotiating table or risks being sold out by the Black 1%. When you put your body on the line, you earn the right to shape your future and the future of your children.
The Angry Man
We all know an angry man. It seems he always speaks with passion even when the words appear