There’s this constant interplay between individuals and groups of various identities that are seriously devoid of possessing any real or authentic social, cultural, and/or historical consciousness. This is significant because what’s happening is these are the same people who are going in and out of relationships and social systems attempting to narrate, analyze, and define social, cultural, and behavioral phenomena that they have no knowledge of.
So people are engaging in very uncritical conversations while constantly doing so from the wrong historical and social frames of reference. Different individuals and/or groups, particularly, intragroup interactions are relegated to who can blame who, while attempting, simultaneously, to absolve themselves of any real personal responsibility or wrong doing. So the various conflicts existing between us are easily perpetuated and exacerbated, not only by the social systems, creating and manipulating them that are in already in place, but also through our own lack of intellectual discipline and commitment required to properly and effectively bring forth some real and sustaining solutions.
– Irik Omowale