I don’t want to return to what was, because it was never fair, just, equal or equitable. Each group had to wait until Whites extended some privilege to said group. It was Whiteness granting said groups permission to pursue their American Dream.
America has never given everyone the same opportunities. Nor have they given all men (and women) equal opportunity. Therefore, returning to the old thing is returning to inequality. I’m done pursing the American Dream. I’m in survival mode. America has given Black people the shaft since Abe signed that Emancipation Proclamation. We’re still getting a raw deal. I want a new, revamped America. One with entirely new institutions and systems which are more equitable in representation and wealth distribution that’s fair. If all mean are created equal, let’s finally demonstrate that, otherwise it’s just talk. I’m done hoping, praying, fantasizing, chasing, and talking.