For many, the minute they see this question they just think about the American family comedy movie played by Ice Cube that a lot of people enjoy watching; however, while it is a good movie, it is equally appropriate for Blacks in America to ask themselves the same question. As a matter of fact the best way to rephrase the question would be: Are Blacks there yet? Over the past three quarter of century the Black race in America has undoubtedly made a great deal of progress ranging from fighting for equality to having the right to vote; from Rosa Park fighting to keep her seat in the bus to having a Black President in the White House. That’s a lot of progress. The question is: have they done enough that they should stop fighting?
When talking about fighting it is not to suggest that they should go about hating other races or blame them for their miseries, take their and start fighting, but rather it is a problem within the race that should be resolved if Blacks are to reach a satisfactory level that embraces everyone. Louis Farrakhan could not have said any better:
“The Future of Black People is at Stake: We Must Unite and Pool Resources. We have more millionaires, and a few billionaires; and more members of the Black middle class, yet the masses of our people are slipping further and further behind and are… ”
The problem is Blacks who are successful feel as though they are smarter and better than the rest of them to be able to break the system and achieve greatness. Many of them brag about not having to live near the rest of them, and some even do not think that Blacks are good enough to be their mates; therefore, they feel as tough they have upgraded themselves to the new level where they are no longer Blacks. As a result, they move ahead and never look back thereby leaving the mass to struggle all alone. That helps to explain why the cities and countries dominated mostly by Blacks are in such bad shape; the environment and structures very unconventional, and the treatments receive by these people despicable. It is not because Blacks are sloppy, unclean, criminals or less disciplined, but it is just because those that are making the rules that govern the Black communities do not understand Backs for they have never been Blacks themselves.
To lead the fight to end hunger, injustice and abuses while at the same time promote the right to education, health and the establishment of a rule of law, each member of the Black race can and should partake in this worthwhile cause because for so long that those that make it to success do not intervene, the race cannot advance to its fullness and be on course for real equality. Instead of being satisfied with their position and think that they are already there, it’s important for them to know that there is much hill to climb and headaches to deal with, but giving the helping to each other, that will strengthen the race and value the progresses of their offspring for generations.
Today the Black population of the world is about 309 millions most of which is living in extreme poverty because they have not learned how to protect, support and elevate their own to encourage greatness. Instead, they seem to be injected with a self-destructive mechanism that is based on the philosophy: “To each his own,” that does nothing but to turn them against each other as long as individually they get their share.
It is time that a new generation of Black leaders get together to address the issues that the race is facing so that the fight that the leaders engaged in to free the race would not be in vain. Success is within reach but it is far from over, and the best thing to do would be for those who achieve success to use their experience to help those back in the neighborhoods to better prepare for life’s battle.