Let us go back and review the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. It doesn’t matter on which side of the debate you come down on, they both had valid arguments for the time. One focusing on intellectualism and the other focusing on entrepreneurship.
However, over the past 50 years African Americans have drifted completely to the side of W.E.B. Dubois. Intellectualism. Not understanding that there must always be a balance in the way a community moves forward together.
Believing that only changing the laws would be the answer to African American salvation did not take into account the dynamic of money and power. The African American community has no money, therefor it has no power. And whoever has the power makes the laws.
By not incorporating the argument of Booker T. Washington. Entrepreneurship as part of the long term strategy has left the African American community vulnerable. As we are finding out today. Laws are being changed by the stroke of a pen ( Executive Orders ).
The African American community cannot educate, feed or house itself. The African American community owns nothing!!! Until that is clear to everyone in the African American Community nothing will ever change.