Mic check mic check.
Tonight is open thread night. So grab the mic and tell me what you think about whatever you want.
But, before you do that, I have a question: Do you think that as black folks we were better off when we were segregated as a country?
There has been a lot written in the affirmative by black thinkers and I just wanted the opinion of you field hands.
Here is what Dr. Boyce Watkins thinks:
"My take? Integration is a mixed bag. Most of us will always give thanks to Dr. King and others who had the courage to fight for us to have equal rights. But there is something wrong with a world in which black people feel that they must be sitting next to white people in order to feel entirely human.
Notice that whites weren’t fighting to get to our lunch counters, to move into our neighborhoods or to attend our schools, they still aren’t. But we’ve always felt that white is right and that getting their validation and acceptance was the key to elevating our own self-worth, when the truth is that we were worthy all along. It is self-sufficiency that builds strength, not unconditional assimilation. That is my two cents." [More]