Considering most of the states in question are rivals with Texas A&M……. Black Power!!!
The New Black Panther Party is a black-nationalist organization formed back in the late ’80s. Think of them as the opposite side of the same coin to the KKK. They favor separation of races and clamor for the formation of a separate, African American nation. (They’re also considered illegitimate by the original Black Panthers, so the divisions within the group is also very similar to the KKK.)
So what brings the NBPP to our attention today? They’ve called dibs on a sizable chunk of the American South as their new nation. AL.com reports:
Babu Omowale, the national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, told radio host Aaron Klein his group and others are working to establish a government in a nation within a nation. The five states that would make up the new nation would be Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
“We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to have our own country within a country,” Omowale told Klein.
They could take over the entire South, kick out all the white people, and the fraternities and sororities at University of Alabama still wouldn’t allow them to join! (Sorry to poke fun at your college, any ‘Bama alumni that might be reading this, but as an Aggie I’m required to.)
This may seem like something that belongs in the oh-so-ancient days of the Civil Rights era or the L.A. Riots. However, in light of the recent troubles in Dallas, and the protests going on in Baton Rouge and other places, it’s understandable why some people may entertain the idea of complete racial separation.
What I’m trying to figure out is why they want those states? I can respect the irony of it, after the slavery and Jim Crow, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense to take those five states. There’s quite a few other states with much larger economies, better geographic locations, and frankly better weather. Even when you combine all the state economies of those states, it would still be a relatively small and poor state (on a global scale, at least.) Why not claim New York, or California? Even Texas would make more sense as a separate black nation to me. I’m not entirely sure this call for a “nation within a nation” has been fully thought out.
On a separate note: Who else finds it funny that even the separatists don’t want to deal with Florida’s craziness?