I hate idolatry and I hate how so many of us get hyped over symbolism while taking very little action. The same people who love stupid movies like “Dear White People” (yeah it’s dumb, I hate explaining anything to Whites especially liberal ones) are the same ones that don’t show up to the polls! The same ones who don’t care about board meetings for their city are the same ones asking why there is little change. White supremacy cannot be what stops so many of us from trying; did King make a mistake pushing forward? We’ve got to stop this looking to celebrities for support nonsense because at the end of the day, WE are the ones that are going to have to do the ground work, not them.
Flint is a good modern example of what happens when we actively mobilize and fight back against the government. They made noise and haven’t stopped, even though there are other current events of Trump’s administration. It’ll be a while till they have clean water but they have been relentless. That fever needs to translate nationally. Stop obsessing over the Black Panther party, stop looking back to Malcolm. It’s time we make a mark in this era and end reaching out to Non Black folks for support especially those of us who are African American because Non Black Asians and Latinos have a history of ripping off our movements while actively voting for laws that harm us. Solidarity looks great on paper but unless it’s executed properly then the discussion is honestly a waste of time and shouldn’t be on our agenda. Right now, the Black Caucus is aging out there aren’t enough young Black men and women to replace them. Congresswoman Maxine Waters will be vacating her seat in the 43rd Congressional district of California. Our focus shouldn’t just be on police brutality; Black lawmakers do make an impact on legislation and we need more of us to hold office now more than ever.