Tag: Black Opportunity

Leaders? Leaders? We Don’t Need No Stinking Leaders!

We are no longer a monolith of thwarted and unattained dreams. Many progressives do not believe that marching is the most effective avenue to change. They neither feel the need to march nor care to watch the marchers limp by. For them, economic, political, and social advancement have been realized, and civil rights have become (rightfully so) a secondary or tertiary concern. The promise of upward mobility has displaced the obliqueness of civil rights. With good schools, jobs, homes, and futures attainable, getting into corporate boardrooms and desirable neighborhoods have, for many, supplanted marches, sit-ins, and rhetoric.