The continued struggle for African American equality is of paramount interest to me, and as I comment on a number of different topics, I hope to be able to speak to these issues broadly, and at times narrowly, as they impact the lives of Americans of African descent. To those that might question the title of this blog, it is strictly an understanding of the revolutionary spirit that resides within me. The title also reflects how I choose to engage the normative structures of this world. Simply put, “Don’t let my bowtie fool you.” Just as much as I love black people, and support black empowerment or nationalist ideology, I can certainly appreciate a fine suit and tie (then again can’t we all?). The problem for me comes when folk purchase such items and have not for instance, paid their rent.
In the same spirit of the black intellectuals of a bygone era, I am a believer in activist scholarship. Scholarship (and social critique in this case) should not just relegate discussion or examination of current issues merely to pontification of emotion, but offer some relevant thought that provokes more questions and discussion to a given topic.
As I write, the reader does not necessarily have to agree with my viewpoints, but at least respect them and engage in meaningful dialogue. With that, I hope you enjoy and continue to read my posts. I promise you will not be disappointed.