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Black America should break out the box | Mike Jones | stlamerican.com – St. Louis American

We’re familiar with the metaphor “thinking outside the box.” which means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. But the metaphor presumes the box is serviceable.Suppose the box is functionally obsolete, has outlived its usefulness, just doesn’t work anymore. This means, you need a new box.A major weakness, you could call it a character flaw, of what passes for the Black public intellectual cohort (actually just cable TV pundits and their cousins who make up the national Black political leadership) is a complete absence of analysis and imagination when it comes to America in the 21st century and …

 

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