CHOP-A Black Perspective
As a black man I really don't know how to interact with what's going on at CHOP. Yelling "Black Lives Matter", doesn't mean anything if you don't know what the real goal. Ultimately it means real equity, real equity involves white businesses losing thier black dollar, it involves banks giving blacks fair bussiness loans, it means black people circulating our dollars in our own communities, practicing group economics and working together to create an economic base so we have more control over what happens in our nieghborhoods.
One of the most prevalent problems I see at CHOP is a lack of organization and a lack of centralized black leadership, that means appointing black people to the head of every department who understand the end game is our demands being met from the city and are commited to keep the structures they've built at CHOP for future growth in community development.
What I've come to understand is, "Black Lives Matter" isn't a black agenda but it can have positive effects on black life and the boarder society. To see this many allies on the frontline has shocked me, I'm not what I feel about that, In 30 years I,d rather have competitors than allies.