Friday, April 20, 2012
SouthWest Atlanta Continues To Produce A Bumper Crop Of Strange Fruit Without Triggering Protests
In listening to "Black-Wing Grievance Radio" the bold voices can be heard saying: "WE are going to make sure that THEY stop killing Black people and thinking that they can get away with it. WE are going to make sure that THEY value Black life".
In the context of this "Too Black / Too Strong" message is the unspoken message that plagues the Black community to a greater extent - despite the recent attempt by some ideologically entrenched people to claim otherwise: The incompetence at compelling FELLOW BLACK PEOPLE TO RESPECT BLACK LIFE.
The forces of 'racial tribalism' are more powerful in its ability to trigger a response than the sight of an INTERNAL problem and the complicated strategy of achieving a certain end THROUGH the people.
The confrontational approach (marching, boycotting) used against external enemies often is aligned with a "No I Am Not Satisfied" disposition in which the 'victim' puts the onus on the boycotted entity to "make them whole", the victim choosing when he is no longer in pain. Working THROUGH the Black community, however, the dynamic is quite the inverse. The challenge is to CONVINCE the people that it is in their long term best interests to HEAL this situation, deploying community based governance, and the community will produce better outcomes in the future.