Tuesday, May 16, 2006
We thought it was just us. Glad to see somebody saw it. Not to say that White folks shouldn't be out there protesting the tragedies in Sudan - that's a good thing. But, the absence of Black protesters speaks volumes. It's disturbing. Perhaps it speaks to the tragic disconnect and psycho-social distance between various groups within the African Diaspora. But, our collective inability to voice a solid, coherent foreign policy outlook not only hurts those ignored in other parts of the world, but it can translate into negative consequences for African Americans if we fail to make important linkages.