Disenfranchised blacks have sought ways to advance their cause by joining groups that promise to be the remedy for injustices done to them
This is not a new phenomenon. Communists promised a social and political utopia, and millions joined the cause. Its revolutionary rhetoric and calls for economic justice led people to believe that utopia was just around the corner. Cuba and North Korea are all that’s left of the promised world of the communist architects.
During the 1960s, many young people believed that radical groups like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) would bring down the oppressive war-mongering government. After a few bombings and murders, the movement went underground, its leaders put on suits and ties, and entered academia and politics to change things from the inside.
Many blacks were drawn to groups like the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
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Some whites believed an organization like the Ku Klux Klan was a moral, social, and apolitical option.
These have all been traps.
Of course, not everybody falls into the trap, but enough of them do believing that some new method, some new claim that will change everything that will transform their lives.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a number of changes in worldview assumptions that do transform lives, but these are mostly internal changes that result in external changes for the good.
Radical groups are always looking for new recruits. They can spot the vulnerable and susceptible from a mile way.
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