In our struggle for "Equality" in America - Black people have sought the right to speak in the public square though the voting process in the selection of the nation's political leaders as evidence us having achieved this elusive state.
Few people see the distinction between the "ballot" that counts as "one man one vote" and all of the elements by which an individual can both be seen as "equal" by others and believe himself to be "equal" - playing the part in all that he does.
Simply put the "equality" of the vote for all qualified Americans flows from the government and its enforcement of this national tenant. Indeed sanctions and administrative regulation can be put forth to mandate that the "name-less, face-less" ballot, when placed into the bin is seen as EQUAL to that which is filed by other people who place their ballot indiscriminately into the same basket.
On the issue of individual "equality" - we have a far more complex matter.
Individual (and group) equality is a two way affair. Not only can the individual demand to be treated as an "equal human being" per the ability of the government to provide consequences to those who violate his rights - it is necessary that this same individual express their own "equality" per their interactions with the broader society AND their ability to manage their own affairs when left unmolested to do so.
Are You Mistaking People Who Value Your Ballot As An Equal Document In Support Of Their Ideological Agenda For Their View Of Your Individual Competency?
I have been forthcoming about my views that certain "Snarling Foxes" appear to have inferior expectations for Black people:
- Our public racialism is not condemned equally
- Those of us who become elected leaders are given a certain handicap
- The quest to nationalize our nation's resources, providing relief at the periphery is done to obfuscate the policy consequences that are made locally