Friday, September 24, 2010
Field of Dreams
But this isn't always true.
Sometimes this is the fault of a bad llocation, bad timing or even poor quality.
But people like Cory Booker and Geoffrey Canada seem to be making the right moves in the right places at the right time.
But these are neither bad nor good.
Ideally, this is a two way street.
When different races interact, someone is going to be in need of help and someone is going to be in a position to help.
Sure, Cory Booker could ignore any aid from New Jersey's governor and Facebook's founder and try to fix all of Newark's problems on his own.
But this is time consuming and wasteful.
Wouldn't it be more efficacious to use all resources available to meet ones own goals?
Judging by recent bailouts or historical wars - isn't this a country which has it's foundation built on assistance from others?
He uses a whole life approach in his acculturation project.
But Mr. Canada uses the best people in any given field, he does not just use the best Black people.
His goal is to help many by expanding the talent base,
not to just help a few by diminishing the talent base.
The goal should not be to create an imagined New Mecca where only Blacks live ( Look at any majority Black city which has lowered it's level of expectation as an example).
The goal should be to build a new paradigm where Blacks can own and thrive based on their ability without being hindered by their race.
Is this an impossible dream?
Heck no, it is the same dream for which people like Mr. Canada and Mr. Booker are working towards.