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PotatoJuice - Can you explain the second point a bit more, and how the fourth point is a part of him softening his message?
Muhammad Rasheed - The 2nd point functions as a cowardly & lazy cop-out when Black intellectuals -- who aren't of the poorest demographic and may have little to no direct experience with mass incarceration and other anti-Black racism targeting -- give up in a fit of frustration when confronted with the shear magnitude of the work needed to dismantle anti-Black systemic racism. "None of us deserve full citizenship then!" is what they say in a tantrum when the fight to achieve racial equality becomes too overwhelming to them. Similarly, white conservatives will proclaim "Well, they're ALL corrupt!" when you point out that the wrongdoing they point out in a rival political figure is practiced by the politician they favor, too.
The 4th point represents a softening of the Black Intellectual's anti-racism message because it isn't real. White people already know Black people are human beings, so appealing to them to recognize our humanity is a waste of time and energy. It's a Step-n-Fetchit dance that liberals have the Black intellectual performing to give the illusion that real meaningful work is being done.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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