Thursday, October 07, 2004

How are "Black Leaders" selected?

This is the question that we have been trying to figure out the answer to for a long time. Do Blacks vote for these individuals? Is it the media's selection of them? Why do so many of them don't practice what they preach? Does the Black American voter need someone to keep them 'in check' and guide them in the right direction?

The major problem with these leaders today that they don't show us how to stand up and be independent!

2 comments:

ken lawrence said...

One major problem in Black America today is that we have fallen into the trap of believing that there is one unified voice that speaks for us all. This is simply untrue. This is a trick, that those in control have used to quiet the rest of us. You see, by selecting a leader, and propping him up, you can easily convince the masses that this is the unified perspective and thereby quiet all real discussion.

This is why I feel that the first step should be open, free, and real analysis, and discussion, and then we can create solutions from many vantage points.

ken lawrence said...

One major problem in Black America today is that we have fallen into the trap of believing that there is one unified voice that speaks for us all. This is simply untrue. This is a trick, that those in control have used to quiet the rest of us. You see, by selecting a leader, and propping him up, you can easily convince the masses that this is the unified perspective and thereby quiet all real discussion.

This is why I feel that the first step should be open, free, and real analysis, and discussion, and then we can create solutions from many vantage points.