What is black?
How do color and race con- and diverge?
What does it mean to be “pro-black?”
Who decides who is authentically black? And who is not?
Who benefits from the judgemental, hyper-critical, ex-communicative obsessed pathology within our community?
What does black unity look like?
Where are blacks/African Americans going as a people?
As so-called Americans? Are we truly Americans and do we want to be?
What is our philosophy and can we go anywhere, as a collective, without a clarion clear philosophy?
Should we seek a greater economic share, a higher socio-political profile in a satanic, evil empire?
Should we be building something completely separate from this culture – either here or abroad?
Should we secede from the Union?
What about our 40 acres and a mule?
Reparations? How do we get what we deserve, what our ancestors are owed?
What should our relationship be to the Native American? Should we continue to ignore their plight and our connection with them?
What about the Latino/Latina? Immigration? Should we pit ourselve as adversaries? Or should we recognize our common enemy?
Who is our enemy? How are we our own worst enemy?
These and other questions need to be asked and answered. One day anyway. Why? Because, if your actions are predicated on a vision for the future, a vision for whoever you claim your people are, you’re not going very far.
I believe our future depends on uniting with people of color. I don’t believe that whites can be our allies under any circumstances, though, I’m not opposed to any John Brown white folks who sprout up. I’m down with brown, black, red, yellow, beige – if they are awake. They must be awake and it is essential that they look inward as well as outward simultaneously.