Ann Arbor, Michigan
Off top, let me note the irony of a black professor calling for a black American ethnostate while teaching at an institution that is not an HBCU.
Leaving that aside, he’s trying to make the case for the ease of establishing the ethnostate:
Some black radicals are calling for the creation of a racially segregated black nation in five American states after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling — both black men — at the hands of U.S. police officers.
Wait until they’re ensconced in their ethnostate, and have to deal with black cops, or what will pass for law enforcement, which will, over time, degrade into mere muscular enforcement of the will of the warlords or big chiefs.
“There are large sections of the United States that have nothing but black people in them already,” Davenport told Atlanta Black Star. “There are cults and militias as well as private corporations that do whatever they want behind their closed doors.”
The taxpayer-funded professor claimed that “in New York and Chicago” he observed “that organizations like the Nation of Islam occupy decent-size areas in American cities.”
The ethnostate can happen, because of the black belt and urban ghettos. Which means full ethnostate ahead, because Claiborne County, Mississippi and East St. Louis. I’m already sensing superpower.
“Cults, militias and corporations” can do whatever they want behind closed doors? That’s new to me.
The Republic of New Africa could alternatively concentrate in pockets of America where the U.S. government “can no longer maintain control,” Davenport suggested.
“Can no longer maintain control” means “white people have lost their willpower and desire.”
Davenport advised black people seeking to foment revolution to “move slow” and “not reveal the plan until it is too late.”
Don’t “reveal the plan until it’s too late” reads like a cult, setting up a Jim Jones Guyana situation where the followers can’t escape once they do realize it’s a cult.
“We have to stop wasting our money on cars, tennis shoes and rims,” Omowale, whose real name is Darrin Reed, said. “We need to be land owners, and this is our way to have a nation within a nation,” Omowale added. “The same way we migrated out of the South after slavery, we can migrate back to the South. Let us be land owners.”
Your ethnostate is necessarily dependent on black people not wasting their money on instantly gratifying conspicuous consumption.
Pardon me for a moment.
(Walks into another room)
Okay, I’m back.
It should also be noted that the South to North black migration, was wasn’t directly “after slavery” but was mostly between the two World Wars, had nothing to do with owning land or forming an ethnostate or doffing conspicuous consumption, but it was a combination of their agricultural labor becoming obsolete in the South and the demand for industrial employment in the North. So the migration was proletarian in nature, not nation-building.
“We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states,” Omowale explained to radio host Aaron Klein last week, according to The Huntsville Times. “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.”
“Taking control of the economies in those states,” coming from a people whose organizational skills typically top out at hole-in-the-wall nightclubs. “If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out.” Well, Sambeaux, you got that right. The broken clock is right twice a day. There goes the neighborhood.
Davenport, the University of Michigan professor, likes…Billy Joel.
Parody song lyrics idea: Rewriting “We Didn’t Start the Fire” around black nationalism.