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This is How Black Leadership Should Be

Blacks were once a nation left behind. However, now the blacks and whites, it can be said that have equal standing. In fact, many black leaders have emerged. Black leadership is often being an interesting topic to talk.

If you are looking for a definition of leadership, you will simply find the following description. Leadership: the act of leading a group of people or organizations. This definition is definitely very simple.

However, when it comes to black leadership, we must remember that there was a unique history that told us about oppression experienced by Africans, just like in the North American continent.

The long history of black leadership is complicated. Many things that drive blacks need a unique leadership group that is brave enough to speak the truth and powerful. It is this long history that produces its own character from the black leadership model.

So the question is, 'What is Black Leadership'. Dan Freeman in aframnews states that Black Leadership contains several variables, such as:

Independent - It does not depend on whites for anything.

Brave - Willing to 'speak truthfully’ regardless of what the consequences are.

Firm - Willing to stand on the 'right' side regardless of how other people or groups feel about it.

Goal-Oriented - Black leaders must have an understanding of what their purpose is before entering the fray.

Cooperative - Willing to work with other like-minded groups, regardless of personality or personal issues.

Servant - Leader must first be willing to serve the people and only tied to people.

Strategic / Tactical - Black leaders must be able to formulate and implement plans.

This is the supposed black leadership quality. However, this leadership quality is considered to have been lost from the contemporary world across this nation, today.

Its main black political history stems from a discourse of black leadership, as well as the discourse of racial diversity relative to black politicians. The concept is called "The Politics of Redemption."

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The politics of redemption are a direct consequence of the bad relations of blacks that must be owned by white slave owners in the United States, after they arrived after the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Because Africans reject the rest of his identity and culture, he is given a new identity by his white teacher. Its purpose in the context of the plantation community is determined by its master. The consequences of this terrible reality created a need for validation from his white master and sometimes a desire for approval.

This is the background to the emergence of redemptive politics. This politics is based on the needs of black people to continue to seek validation and approval of whites.

Then after emancipation, this tragic dynamic manifests itself in blacks who often feel the need to prove their humanity to whites. They need to give evidence of their capacity, and show clear black markings.

However, after a long struggle, blacks continue to strive to reaffirm their black leadership character. Momentumnya is the victory of obama as president of black United States.

For many blacks, and certainly for most countries and worlds, who think that Obama's victory is a remarkable step toward recognizing the black capability of leading.

Although blacks and whites have a lot of equality. But it can not be denied that this distinction is sometimes obvious. Many blacks still feel the need to struggle to build up Black's political power.

However, the fundamental struggle should be how to break the chain of fear and internalization of inferiority, and change the conditions of violence and exploitation that limit growth potential.

Black leaders must be able to bring about a good social transformation. The role of leadership here is essentially, the practice of encouraging ordinary people to take effective action to change themselves and their conditions in the face of unpredictable possibilities and results.

Conditions are constantly changing, especially in social movements. Black leadership shows how important attention is as a skill that allows us to pay attention to what is happening so that we can act effectively.

However, knowing that things have changed and that our movement or leadership needs to shift is not enough. We must move, be nimble. It is no coincidence that these elements reflect physical concepts, emotions and feelings.

The reason is that we will not only orchestrate our path to leadership, but we must strive to realize these elements so that they are recognized as special characters of black leadership.