Black people made the decision to allow white supremacy, white dominance, and white privilege to flourish around the world a long time ago. By Black people, I mean the African race. However, black people today, continue to follow those same paths, by continuing to strengthen white supremacy daily. I will elaborate on this a little more. First, let me preface this by saying that deflecting the real issues faced by our race, is not going to magically provide a solution to our problems. How has the African race allowed white supremacy and white privilege to flourish? Well, let’s go back to the 1770’s through 1804 when the Haitians made the choice to live as free men or die. Many of you got pissed at Kanye for saying “Slavery was a choice.” Black people are emotional like that. Though Kanye never took the time to explain his position, so many black people are ignorant to facts, they all jumped on the bandwagon to destroy Kanye without researching the facts related to his statement. This blog is not about Kanye, though, it’s about the cowardice role that African leaders played in the demise, subjugation, enslavement and the marginalization of black people worldwide. Even the black intellectual and black elite are not aware enough of history to understand the capacity in which black people have allowed white supremacy to thrive around the world. In the 1770’s on a tiny island called Hispaniola, known as modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic, a group of slaves rose up and decided they no longer wanted to endure slavery. Without much military training and military might, but with the heart of lions, these African slaves put their lives on the line, to not only end slavery on the island of Hispaniola, but to liberate black people worldwide. Napoleon’s army was viewed as the mightiest army around the world at the time, as this little racist midget set out to conquer territories for France. Haiti also helped many South American countries to liberate themselves from the grips of the Spaniards. Having said that, why did the Haitians fight alone for their independence? Why didn’t the leaders in Africa send African troops to Haiti to help assist their cause? In addition, why didn’t those leaders in Africa see Haiti as an example to stand up against colonization and imperialism in their own homeland? The white plan was laid out, and the African leaders did absolutely nothing to change the course of their history. They didn’t band together to destroy the roots of white supremacy in Africa. They allowed white supremacy to outsmart them. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, and many other countries in Africa are controlled and run by the white minority economically. For years, they experienced apartheid, and had to appeal to the international community, which is primarily made up of white supremacist countries, to ask for their assistance to help put an end to apartheid. The US government was a staunch supporter of apartheid in South Africa. We have nobody but ourselves to blame for that. Napoleon and his army could not conquer so many regions of Africa, if African leaders saw Haiti as an example of black supremacy. Some of you are going to dissect this blog by presenting bullshit arguments about the strength of white supremacy, and how we were powerless when it came to our enslavement. To that, I say “bullshit!” Haitians didn’t manufacture arms, but they were tired of living in bondage, and they didn’t want their children to have to go through what they went through, so they stood up and fought back under the common goal of “Liberty or death!” Imagine if all the Africans had stood up with Haiti at the time? They could’ve liberated every African nation from white tyranny. Haiti will always be the mother of black liberation. Without the Haitian Revolution, slavery would have lasted for another century or more in the United States. The sacrifices the Haitians made were on behalf of all black people, but the white world want you to forget about their great contribution to humanity. Let’s not forget that Haitians also helped the US gain their independence from the British and the French. White supremacy has flourished so much, we are at the point where we’re forced into a powerless position, and we believe we’ll never be able to overcome white domination and white control around the world. That’s exactly how white people wanted it, and African leaders allowed it to happen. Now, let’s fast forward to present time: Black people of our modern time have made absolutely no sacrifices for the future black generation. By that, I mean we have grown attached so much to the conveniences provided by white supremacy, we don’t even see the role we play in strengthening white supremacy. White supremacy is all around us, and we’re empowering them everyday. We continue to shop in stores where we are followed like criminals, without giving a second thought to our contribution to the bottom line of the stores. In addition, we often end up buying items from stores where we are profiled, just to prove to them we can afford what they believe we might be stealing. How does that philosophy work to our advantage? If our money goes to a racist store with a history of profiling black shoppers, how does spending our money in that establishment help our cause in society? We can’t even organize a boycott to stand with our brothers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid against the NFL. Everywhere we turn, white supremacy seems to be thriving. Most black cops claim they join the police force to make a difference, to give black people a voice. However, those same black cops often stay silent when they witness white officers committing heinous crimes and abusing their badge against black people. Also, in many cases, we have black police officers who have adopted the same racist mentality from white cops, and apply them in the black community. Where is our advantage in all this? If you’re a trained cop with a gun, and you’re keeping silent about injustice you witness from your fellow officers because you’re afraid for your life, how are the regular black civilians supposed to feel in the presence of law enforcement? Do you know how many David Clarkes are out there? This brother is so far gone, I think he’s just waiting to raise enough money to whiten his skin. These dangerous people are worse than white supremacy itself, because they lend credence to imperialism and racism. There’s a long list of things that we do that help white supremacy thrive, but we are so hungry for acceptance and inclusion, black independence is a foregone conclusion to many of us. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many other social media sites, are all white-owned, and we are often suspended on these sites for displaying our black pride, and encouraging black people to fight social injustice and white supremacy. Instead of creating our own social media sites, we learn to live within the constraints and restraints that these white people have imposed on us. We are too terrified to develop our own social media sites, even though we have over 2 billion black people worldwide that we can potentially serve on these sites. Our participation on these social media sites contributes to the value of these entities, and we continue to help make billionaires out of a group of people whose primary goal is to keep us marginalized. We rely on the Huffington Post, The Root, NBC Black, Atlanta Black Star, and many other white-owned news outlets, as reliable sources for black news and education, without understanding how they are appropriating our plight to become stronger, more powerful and rich. We need to wake up and figure out a way to get away from all this bullshit. White people aren’t getting tired any time soon of exploiting us. Don’t be fooled by a system that allows a sprinkle of black people to reach a pinnacle of success that will convince you that racism has vanished. The system cannot work without allowing a few cracks through the door. Please analyze everything!