1. Take the blinders off and recognize the fact that no matter how much we've achieved, no matter how much money that we have in the bank, know that we are still vulnerable.
Our degrees will not save us. Our adherence to, or attempts at assimilation will not save us.
to start throwing other black people away.
So, you can't throw the gays away.
You can't throw the immigrants away.
You can't throw the poor people away.
You can't throw the loud girl on the train that's cursing away.
You can't throw the dude with his pants sagging away.
Because we need each other in order to survive.
So, we have to take a look at our surroundings and be really careful.
Don't necessarily give it the benefit of the doubt.
We have to operate together. We have to coalescence.
in the room together. We have to rally!
We actually do have economic power.
We have to use it wisely.
We have to use it strategically.
We have to use it in concert with each other.
We also wield an incredible amount of power in terms of influence.
An influence in social and digital spaces.
We control a lot of the narratives that take place in this country.
We've got to start to recognize the fact that...
9 times out of 10, somebody black started it.
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