There's no doubt the racism we experience in this world is systematic. Many times however, we think it's the economic system and conclude that if we change the economic system we will somehow do away with racism. The economic system and the system of racism are two entirely different things. Everything looks good on paper but the truth is a system of socialism run by the same greedy racist who now run this capitalist system will not help Black folks. The rallying cry of socialism is to each according to his need and from each according to his ability. That's a nice slogan but we need to ask a few questions here: 1. who gets to decide what I need? This is not new to us. Many of us know what its like to hide the television set from government social workers coming to our hoome to make sure we don't have anything we don't need. You don't need two coats. You don't need a new pair of shoes. And you certainly don't need a Black man. 2. Will my abilities bring me benefits as well as obligations? Black folks all over the African diaspora to have their best and brightest taken away from them to be "educated" because people who have more resources can offer our so called gifted children more than we can. This is called brain drain and it guarantees that whatever we as a people have to offer society will go to their society not ours. It's dangerous when we are given a catchy slogan and nobody is asking any questions. Slogans by their nature squelch questions. Slogans induce us to make an emotional investment in a cause. We will then protect our investment by responding with anger at any suggestion that the cause is not altogether correct.