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3) A little bit of political power
Black folks have enough votes to turn the tide in an election, but not enough votes to make our politicians move. Even a president with a black face didn’t make life much better for black folks, and it’s time that we discover a new paradigm of empowerment. Grassroots political activism may be necessary, along with credible coalitions to pursue our interpretation of the black agenda. Any politician who is not dealing with inequality in the areas of education, economics and mass incarceration isn’t worth the time of day. It’s hard to get excited about voting when your only options are Democrats who ignore you and Republicans who hate your guts.