I couldn’t agree with Adam Curtis more. Because over the years, I have witnessed the Black culture go through many changes. One thing which really bothers me is the fact that too many Black folks think they are entitled to a role in leadership, just because they are Black.
To be successful and have a brilliant life is something that most people would love to have. The “Reality of Life” is, that this is not something that is going to happen for many of our citizens.
It is disturbing that there is so much violence in the world, especially when innocent lives are taken. When these incidents occur, the African American community is so quick to ask for justice and begin protesting especially when the incident seems to be racially motivated.
The challenges Americans will face in the 2020 presidential election will require that, “We the People” be together on our “Selection at the Election”. Our current POTUS has made so many negative governmental resolutions which have divided and damaged America.
During the era I was brought up in, leadership meant something. Back then, mostly everybody in the community respected the leaders in the Black community.
In my lifetime and even before, White folks have always been called, “White”; Indians have always been called, “Indians”; individuals of Chinese descent have always been labeled “Chinese”; the same for Hispanics/Mexicans and the other nationalities which are represented across this nation.
I have to revisit this subject because it is an element that is constantly attacking our communities. When I see the state of Black America as it is, and when I speak to many mis-educated degreed folks; I can only shake my head.
Recently, I sat and thought on the ending of the last sermon Dr. King preached in Memphis, Tennessee, just a day before he was assassinated in 1968. My mind went on a 50-year journey, reflecting back on all of the changes, we Africans living in America have experienced over the years.
About five years ago, I attended a high school senior’s graduation party. The honoree was a young man I knew since birth. Guests arrived moments early to discuss the party’s agenda. Parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings, family, and friends were among the invited guests.