So you are part right. HOW you endure and HOW you accomplish.
Smith accomplished self aggrandizing success by lying and deciet. He reinvented himself to be something he truly was not. He lied man. He lied in what he wrote.
YEverytime you defend it, yes you show you are afraid of being black. You are afraid of the notion that blacks really mattered in shaping your beliefs about God. They weren't just following, they had a hand in setting in motion that which you consider holy and sacred now.
Not all of them were black, that's fine. But Phinehas was, Moses was, Nun was.
I'm not afraid of being black.
Color doesn't matter to me... what matters is how you endure and what you accomplish in this life.