Wow, I actually didn't know about any of this thx. Where can I find out more Johnny?
The 1960s African American Civil Rights Movement was TOTALLY different. Compared to the Jamaican born Marcus Garvey & Marcus' respective Movement.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought out integration WITH Whites. Dr. King Jr. also sought out more job opportunities for African Americans.
Dr. King Jr. also sought out acceptance, tolerance, validation & endearment from Whites.
Dr. King Jr. did succeed with getting African Americans more job opportunities. Primarily job opportunities in the public sector.
But, due to Dr. King Jr. pushing for integration.---- African American banks & businesses which thrived & prospered during segregation succumbed once integration came.
Back then (Probably still today), most White-Americans wanted segregation. But, White politicians in the federal government (Both Democrat & Republican), Whites in the Intelligence Services, Whites in businesses & the Whites in the business lobby had other plans.
White politicians in the federal government (Both Democrat & Republican), Whites in the Intelligence Services, Whites in businesses & the Whites in the business lobby realized that by "integrating" with African Americans.---- This would lead to African Americans totally spending their money in & with White owned & White managed banks & businesses.
This process would TOTALLY destroy the financial strength of the African American community.
In addition, this process would also TOTALLY destroy the unity of the African American community.
This would make the African American community TOTALLY dependent upon the federal government. For aid & for jobs.
Had African Americans (Descendants of black American slaves) chosen the path of Malcolm X, which was separatism.---- The wealth of the African American community would have remained within the African American community.
But, clearly, this didn't happen.
It didn't happen because of these 2 reasons.----
1. Once integration came, the MUCH smaller African American owned banks & businesses couldn't compete with the much, much larger White owned banks & businesses.
2. Once integration came, African Americans (Descendants of black American slaves) prefered shopping at & spending their money at the White owned banks & businesses.