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OUR VOICES: “Whether it’s Affirmative Action Or Supreme Court Pick: Black Folks could lose”

By Thomas Muhammad

“It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.”

Malcolm X

I ain’t tripping out like some about the US Supreme Court opportunity that opens up for a Black woman Justice because I’m totally clear that I’m a citizen in this country by default.

My ancestors were never asked if they wanted to remain here after the so-called Civil War.

Were yours?

In fact, we’ve been raising hell here ever since and yet many of us have been trying our damned best to blend into this bull&(#! and still a majority among these white bigoted goat ropers still find ways to keep us out, even as some Black folks have put themselves through what they thought would get them in the door!

Take for instance the folks whose names are now front runners of President Joe Biden’s nominees.

Now don’t get me wrong people can marry whom they want, but then when you add the pitiful historic woes of Affirmative Action programs to the mix things really turn into a disaster.

We all know that in this program White woman qualify and get the bulk of the funds. And who do they date or marry? You guessed it White men!

So Black folks lose out!

And by the way, tell me do you think the average street brother would stand a chance with these sisters with Harvard lifestyles standing in judgement of us poor Black folks?

Hope I’m wrong! And I’m tired of hearing this new label being used such as “people of color” It has gotten on my last damned nerve!

Check out the reporting for instance on the death of the former beauty queen.

Did you see that news report showing a picture of she and four other beauty queen contestants?

They were All Black, but were described as “women of color.”

Excuse me they were not “of color.” They were all Black!

So damn it, we should not allow people to water down our accomplishments! That sister’s death was sad enough she didn’t have to have the insult added!

And that has to be addressed moving forward.

After all isn’t that what our struggle was and is all about, right?

Until Then The Struggle Continues…

Thomas Muhammad is a local Dallas activist who can be reached at tmuhammad2003@yahoo.com
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