I'm not going to sit here and deny that we as people have certain obstacles that put us in a disadvantage when dealing with the dominate society. These things become apparent when you have instances like Ferguson and the Eric Garner case when you literally have the police able to kill people in the street with impunity. However, the hard question has to be asked, what role are we as a people doing perpetuate the situation that we're in?
I'm of the school of thought black people directly and indirectly help perpetuate the system of white supremacy simply by not being responsible and making better choices in life. White supremacy may keep black people from getting a movie made, may prevent a company from getting contract on a construction project, or may even prevent a person from getting a job, but what does white supremacy have to do with a chick deciding not to use one of the 11 forms of birth control that are available to her or what does white supremacy have to do with black people on the whole not taking education seriously?
We all know that judicial system deals with us more harshly than it does with whites, but what does white supremacy have to with dudes making the decision (of their own volition,) to engage in criminal activity? It seems to be only common sense that if the criminal justice system is harsher on blacks and the knowing that police have a history of harassing blacks, that would be even more of an intensive to steer clear of criminal activity. Instead we seem to not only run to criminal activity, we see as viable means to making a living.
I believe that we as a people, have a low expectation of ourselves on a whole, (kinda like an attention whorin' bitch,) and due to this low expectation is part of the reason why the dominate society is so blatant in their disrespect towards us. If we started by simply making better life decisions and holding ourselves to a higher standard, than others treat us will do so also.