We may not be where we want to be, but we sure as hell are not where we were.
At least one columnist has a reflection that makes a number of points I agree with: our self determination is not for sale, we have a number of achievements of which we can be proud, we do not value our history enough and we cannot simply ‘forget’ slavery.
Yet, she also makes one very frequent, tired mistake. Even while citing Garvey. She begins our history as slaves. Our understanding of ourselves goes back much further than that. We need to reclaim our history to reclaim ourselves.