wv: rise up

But the poor person does not exist as an inescapable fact of destiny. His or her existence is not politically neutral, and it is not ethically innocent. The poor are a by-product of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible. They are marginalized by our social and cultural world. They are the oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity. Hence the poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.
—  Father Gustavo Gutiérrez

Why is black success so rare that you feel the need to tag “black excellence” on any post depicting a successful black person? Sure, you could say it’s because of racism and white supremacy (and most will), but that ignores the fact that other minorities aren’t performing as bad in America, and some are even more successful than white people! Would you look at that! Quit forcing the blame on things that only exist in speculation, and look at yourself! If you’re not successful, look inside YOURSELF before blaming an entire society for your shortcomings. I can’t wait for the day when accountability and responsibility are much more prevalent in our society, and when black success becomes so common you won’t need to draw attention to it by using a tag!