MI Professor: ‘Blacks Only’ Nation Fairly Easy
During a time of heightened racial tensions, Blacks are exhausting all options when it comes to seeking freedom and equality in America. And one group is calling for the separation of five states to form a “Black only” nation.
Michigan Political Science Professor Christian Davenport said the separation of Blacks from white and other races in select spots would be “fairly easy” to accomplish.
“There are large sections of the United States that have nothing but black people in them already,” said University of Michigan political science professor Christian Davenport, in an interview with the Atlanta Black Star. “There are cults and militias as well as private corporations that do whatever they want behind their closed doors.”
“The idea,” he went on to say, “of Black folk coming together thus does not seem that difficult to me.”
Davenport also referenced the militant Black Republic of New Africa’s mission to form a new and separate Black country. In 1968, the same movement pressed for $10,000 in reparation payments for each Black American.
Davenport says these are areas where the government “can no longer maintain control.”
“The Republic of New Africa actually had several innovative ways to seek territorial control. One involved something akin to electoral empowerment whereby Blacks would get individuals elected who would, in turn, deputize and otherwise bring in members of the RNA to govern. Another involved something akin to stepping into situations of state failure. Here, the RNA would find locales where the U.S. government has basically stepped out and/or can no longer maintain control. The RNA had the idea of stepping into this vacuum,” he said. “Now, the difficult part becomes arming that nation in an organized fashion and getting recognition from the United States as well as other nations. This is where the difficulty will come from.”
According to the movement’s vision, the Republic of New Africa would include the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The new nation would also separate Florida from the rest of the country.
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Photo: Professor Christian Davenport