Cicely Tyson said in an interview that “we”, meaning those who fought for Civil Rights, “should have left some things on the table for us to fight for.”
We have the Big Houses, Expensive Cars and High Paying Jobs so that means the fight for Racial Equality has ended right? Now we can go out do whatever we want to do, act anyway we want, and say whatever comes to our mind! The problem with this ideology is that there is a war still raging for the freedom of the Black American. Everything from Housing Disparities, to Voter’s Identification, but we seem to think that the fight is over.
I'm the first to acknowledge the tremendous success of African Americans in different fields…from Business to Technology. But we cannot be deceived into thinking the fight is over; that we can stop looking to further ourselves.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
"When good men do nothing, evil triumphs. Evil, sin and sinful men must be opposed. God commands those who are good, not just to avoid evil but actively oppose it." (Edmund Burke)
History has proven to us it's the poorest kids that are required to sacrifice the most, but those kids have gotten older and are looking for someone to accept the baton and continue the race. Will you extend your hand to run this next leg of the race, or have you gotten out of the race?
Will this generation and the ones coming after them even realize that it took sacrifice, perseverance, and determination for them to walk through the front door? Or will we thousands of years from now be spoken of and looked upon like the dinosaur, an extinct artifact. One that was unable to adapt to the atmospheric changes, and therefore have ceased to exist….it’s time to take action!