We have not come far at all my friend.in fact one could agrue that we have taken a few steps back.
Black Americans are at a stand still. On one end we are very progressive and conditions have improved, but on the other end there are still factors within our communities holding us back. Exactly what do we want to do? The best way for our communities to evolve and flourish is to have diversity of opinions, political alliances, and most importantly educate ourselves on how the system works in order to maneuver and use it to our advantage.