I’ve had people inbox me about tomorrow’s primary election. If you still think voting matters, that a new black face in a high place is gonna suddenly be able to do that all the new black faces voted in or anointed since Ferguson in addition to a black president and 2 black attorney generals couldn’t I’m probably not the person to ask.
I don’t think what black face is in position matters because it’s never made a real difference or produced transformative change. Proof? Look at where we are. The result of black people who sold us on “If you only vote for me”, diversity, intersectionality and abandoning our struggle to go cape for another group, things we were specifically warned against.
My prediction for tomorrow? If incumbents win, it will be the status quo. And based from what I’ve seen from since Ferguson if ‘change’ candidates win, they will be assimilated into status quo politics and be transformed into a newer, younger misleadership class.
This cycle has been repeating itself since blacks were granted the right to vote and it will continue until AT A MINIMUM, we stop giving our votes away for nothing in return, build a black power voting block, learn to leverage/weaponize our votes and create an independent apparatus to hold those who elected in our names accountable…. this is just a start… that just relates to voting… one piece of the puzzle.