One of the most frustrating things about spotting opporcoonities is just that–spotting them! Once they can be identified, they can be avoided. But, here is the problem.
When you have been working without recognition, when you know that you have all the talent and drive in you to make your own opportunities or space–but are stymied by it? You do (or will) get to the point where any opportunity to be seen, you will take.
No matter what you will have to give up to get them–you’ll take. And this is dangerous. This is lethal. This is unsmart–but people do it! I mean, you only need to look at the misanthropes of Black people on Fox news to see that! What you need to ask yourself is this, “What is this going to cost me?”
Why should you ask yourself this? Taking advantage of an opportunity that will take advantage of you at a minimum or disgrace you at a maximum, will always cost you something! Son Of Baldwin (Robert Jones, Jr.) often reminds us that this nation is anti-Black! It lives to erase us, cage us, eradicate and kill all of us! This is not an exaggeration, or paranoia! This nation will do anything to erase Black people or have them betray the one thing they cannot control by the temptation of riches.
Don’t fall for this. The Sunken Place is a holding place for Cultural Hell. Don’t go. We cannot come get you–in some cases continuing to rescue you–without losing ourselves too.