i don’t live my life in defense mode but that’s my choice. that doesn’t mean that racism does not exist. in fact, i believe it does. but allowing yourself to become angry or vigilant in a manner that cannot be solved overnight is a waste of time and energy. we’ve got to be smarter. this generation’s idea of changing the social framework of our country comes in the form of hashtags and protests. neither have the capacity to evoke change because neither are long-lasting. protestors may piss people off but people eventually give up and shift their focus and the opposition knows to wait it out.
what can we do to impact our society and incite positive change in our favor as black Americans? what is the permanent solution?
what’s crazy to me is that other ethnic groups have figured this out and we haven’t. why is that? maybe because those other ethnic groups main priority stems from unity; something that we lack as Black Americans. And, while we’re at it, do we even want to excel as a unit? with so many people denying their Black-ness and claiming to be mixed with this and a quarter that, does it even matter to anyone anymore?