Hey Cherese, I agree. I think it’s tough because once we get into positions of leadership, we are still working in the context of a white supremacist society, and of course we all still have our own personal flaws and shortcomings. Technically, no leader is perfect, but ideally they should be humble, get the job done, and open to feedback.
Ultimately we as black people should be in positions of power, especially to help our own communities. White leaders are allowed to make mistakes and be mediocre all the time, just look at the absolute failure that is the president. We who are much more resilient and resourceful should be able to have power and autonomy, with the freedom to be imperfect and the chance to improve our skills.
White people leading the revolution just ain’t gonna cut it.