Fam, we can’t squirm away from having difficult discussions or accepting hard truths. My critiques are not about tearing people down, they are simply to point out how we got here… We didn’t just wake up and voila here we are. People played a role. People who look like us… whether intentional or not, knowingly or not… the end result is the same.
If you take more offense at my tone than about the path black leaders have taken us, you are a huge part of the problem.
If you are a black leader who takes offense when black people challenge, question and seek to hold you accountable, you ARE the problem.
No, we will not diminish our critiques because ‘white folks are watching’… Nor will we direct our critiques to your inbox or meet one on one when your intent is to stifle dissent. You cheer online. You advocate online. You mislead/deflect online… all while white folks are watching.
Your feet will be held to the fire online.