Do Black folk have a common notion of what our collective priorities should be in community development, political engagement and activism?
If we look at the African community in America, it may be fair to say our last collective social/political endeavor to have lasting effect in the broader society was the Civil Rights Movement of mid 20th century. At that time, our sense of common values, common culture, the sense we held in common of what our main struggles were in mainstream American Society all melded into a common notion of Black Identity. There were some assumptions we could make about our collective attitudes. But this is a different era and very often, those old assumptions aren’t reliable predictors.
We need to rediscover who we think we are as a group.
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“What we are merely taught seldom nourishes the mind like that which we teach ourselves“― Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro