The idea of black politics now tilts away from leadership based on voicing grievance, and identity politics based on victimization and anger. (…)
The market has irrevocably shrunk for Sharpton-style tirades against “the man” and “the system.” The emphasis on racial threats and extortion-like demands — all aimed at maximizing white guilt as leverage for getting government and corporate money — has lost its moment. How does anyone waste time on racial fantasies like reparations for slavery when there is a black man who earned his way into the White House?
The onus now falls on individuals to take advantage of opportunities. That begins with keeping families together and taking responsibility for the twisted “gangsta” culture that celebrates jail time instead of schooling.