It is important that we have a vision for collective success, a path to it, and a method of measuring our progress along the way. It seems we have three options: Integration Segregation Isolation Integration: Many African Americans feel vested in America and seek success in an integrated American society. Segregation: Many African Americans feel equality in America is unobtainable, yet they feel that the service of our ancestors to this nation as slaves and the opression over the years since slavery entitles us to land and resources in the country we helped to build. Isolation: Many African Americans feel the White race is so intrinsically evil that co-existence is impossible. Therefore, they want complete separation from the White race and a return to the homeland. What is your vision for our destiny? Which ideology do you support? What would be considered success within these three options? How would a successful collective Black/African American people/familiy/environment look like within your vision of our destiny? Lets discuss our vision and paths to obtain it. Lets try to avoid criticism of visions or paths you do not agree with, but focus on defining and articulating what you believe to be good and right for black people. ANYONE can criticize the ideas of other, but we need people who can produce or defend ideas of their own.