1. Because we talk the talk and never ever walk the walk. 2. Because we want some kind of linkage with everybody else and not ourselves. 3. Because we'd rather love anybody else and we don't love ourselves. 4. Because we are watching as probably the best time in history for us is now-- and it is quite obvious that THEY (White folk and other folk, including Black Folk, are doing their damnest to stop the potential and are succeeding!!!) No one questions why they are doing stupid and idiot things... Easy--Because they know that we (and yes, I include my **** self in what I am saying) that we are easily swayed off of focus... We rather protest a racist, than keep moving while the racist still try to get us....We rather try to understand why someone hates us than love ourselves more, our communities, our families more 5. Because we have the power---but refuse to use it. 6. Because we are more interested in looks than self-respect 7. Because we cannot ever decide to come together and do...instead of wish and hope.