Re-emphasizing that [too many shiny objects] and bad cultural investments will not save a culture that’s preyed upon by wicked systems and the people that backs them. When will Black culture redirect and redistribute its collective wealth to support systems and people who’d be its gatekeepers?
Likewise, too many of us with the wherewithal are afraid to act for fear we’d step on the wrong toes, or — we’re indifferent, or — willful ignorance prevails, or — plain old stupidity consumes us; hence, we remain at the mercy of systems filled with a lack of empathy, hidden biases, racism, and greed. Young folk, it’s time to invest in your cultural wellness and existence. The overabundance of shiny objects [i.e., homes, cars, precious metals, jewelry, clothing, etc.] are a cultural Achilles’ heel in that individual wealth is not sturdier than cultural wealth.
When we are [self-interest-driven] wherein our investments do not influence our cultural buoyancy and strengths, then such collective attitudes ultimately contribute to a weakened culture that exterior cultures find amusing. The results manifest itself through a dependency on programs and systems that are not designed to justly embrace your needs, nor the needs of your culture. The needs are urgent, tune out the shiny object noises and Wake up!
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