Cheering is not gonna bring about change. Nor will blindly following or refusing to hold those who represent us accountable. Since 2014 uprising we cheered BLM, black faces in high places, symbolic action, moral victories, pawns, minions and mascots… not because any of them had a plan to put us on a path to black empowerment, but simply because they looked like us. All while getting raped, robbed and pillaged… and our asses handed to us. BLM walked away with millions, out of town nonprofits with hundreds of millions… careers were made off the exploitation, the emergence of people like Deray and Shaun King.
While we were cheering ‘prominent protesters’, outside sources were capitalizing. They all benefited.
Warnings from people like me and Darren Seals were ignored, instead of heeding the warnings, they shot the messenger.