An Immigrant’s American Dream
America is not a white-supremacist country anymore for the simple reason that we don't have an official ideology that promotes the superiority of the white race. Moreover, destroying the idea of the American Dream is also to inhibit the aspirations of immigrants, like myself, who came to America to make something of their lives. And that is very dangerous.
I think the
idea that blacks are helpless is quite dangerous, because it leaves in the
minds of mainstream society this idea that blacks are wards of the state, that
they've never been able to utilise their creative agency to lift themselves out
of oppressive situations - situations that have been manufactured primarily,
not by private citizens, but by the state. The state has been the biggest enemy
of blacks in America, not private citizens.