“I swear, Black people are the most comfortable uncomfortable group of people in the history of mankind.
If it costs more than complaining on a social media thread or clicking the “Like” button on a heated post, we are simply not up to the task.
People have put in major work to produce in-depth solutions and blueprints for elevation and empowerment of Blacks, yet the most liberal figures reveal that at the current rate of progression, it would take 228 years for us to obtain the current wealth owned by whites. This does not mean that we would have closed the wealth gap in 228 years, just obtained what they currently have.
When it comes to becoming involved in our own empowerment, we are lethargic and unpurposed in our actions — at best. The only thing that we seem to be committed to is attacking the ideas and actions of those who are willing to enter the fight.
We complain of the discomfort we are experiencing as a result of police brutality, but we are the top financial supporters of the Fraternity of Police (the very organization that makes sure these corrupt officers keep their jobs and only get administrative leave after shooting a Black man. Like I said, we are extremely comfortable with being uncomfortable.
We complain about institutional racism and the lack of access to resources, but we fail to engage the need to unite and build our own financial infrastructure, while pouring $1 trillion into the economy of other groups — all while deriding Black-owned businesses.
We can support the cause of every other non-black group with an unparalleled passion, but have nothing left to support the organizations and movements within our own community, who happen to be fighting for us.
We pour money into Black churches that have been in our communities for decades, but invested nothing but hope and promises, while white and Hispanic churches are holding classes on community building and financial literacy.
Yes, we are the most comfortable uncomfortable group in the history of mankind; I am sure of it.” ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D.
I agree with every. single. word. The only thing I would add is our unwillingness to rid ourselves of the black misleadership class.