Why the hell are Black people the only group of people in America that has to have “leaders?”
Who the hell are the White leaders? What about the Hispanic leaders? The Asian leaders? Or the Native American leaders?
Why the hell are we the only ones that need “leadership?”
And why in the hot ass Texas hell do all Black people get lumped into one category if one prominent Black person fucks up? Or if one Black politrickster says something, then ALL Black people are saying it?
Are we not capable of thinking for ourselves? Did God not give us minds to think on our own?
Dirty Red brought up excellent points in this first sentences alone. Why is it that black people need “leaders”? Whenever any racist gas bag farts from the shadows in any anti-racism discussion, you can be sure that those of the noticeably dimwitted variety will love to mention too names, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. The theme is that they are the dynamic duo of the delusional and dysfunctional black community who needs some kind of Black superman to fight the injustices of individual, evil white racists, or they are the spokespeople to advocate for special treatment for black people who apparently don’t deserve it.
It all goes back to the collective, narrow-minded view many whites have of black people. Rather, they see us as the Borg from Star Trek. They think we all agree on every subject put forth to an individual black human being, not unlike that of the Borg Queen. In other words individual black people cannot think for themselves. We all think alive, and whoever’s on the mainstream, white male owned media in front of a camera speaks for all of us.
And it’s an agree-disagree/love-hate thing when it comes to whites. If we agree with them, even when they’re wrong, we love them. If we disagree with some actual information or proof, we are anti-white. No matter what, whether you like it or not, you represent the entire black universe to a white audience.
Yes, we all know this to be chock-filled with low-level thinking, especially about the definition of what a black “leader” is.
Black leaders originated from – you guessed it – slavery. They weren’t revolutionaries who fought for slaves rights. They were spokespeople appointed by slavemasters to spy on other slaves. Call them the prototypes of today’s black cop or the archetype for the Tom. Black leaders never served for the best interests of slaves, but their masters.
But black people don’t need “leaders”, especially of the slavery kind. Black people are diverse in backgrounds and basic human traits including emotions and thinking.
We don’t need a spokeperson speaking for us when we are capable of speaking for ourselves. We don’t always agree or support every black person on the idiot box or behind the podiums. We do not have a hive-mind, and we all do not fall in the few one-dimensional categories the mainstream can’t and won’t abandon.