INclusion is NOT equality..I wish more people understood this sentiment..Alot of us want to be equal..And likewise want our sons, (namely moi..) to be considered on their own MERIT & not held back or feared due simply cause of their skin color. Hear, hear! >>Re-blogged by Berna from the Nova Sankofa blog**
This should go without saying, but inclusion is not equality. If I had a nickel for every time I saw my Black brothers and sisters online, on television, or in magazines, in an outrage for not being included – I’d have enough to buy 40 acres and a mule. They say they want equality, but equality isn’t winning awards given out by Whites, being on television shows created by Whites, or not being included on a list of recognition constructed by Whites. Equality would be having our own outlets to better represent ourselves (we have a few).
Malcolm X said:
“If you can’t do it for yourself, what the white man is doing for himself, don’t say you’re equal with the white man. If you can’t set up a factory like he sets up a factory don’t talk that old equality talk.”
I agree wholeheartedly. Equality isn’t us being…
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