The Race We Must Run

Motivation for the World

Wake Up
…an excerpt from Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now by Gary A. McAbee

To everyone who thinks African Americans have made it, might make it, or may never make it, here’s an analogy for you…

Let’s say that you and I are about to have a race. Our race will be continuous. A winner will not be declared until one of us gives up. We will run the same course: a straight line. Good luck, you’re going to need it.

There is a catch. I am going to start running before you. In fact, I’ll run for 87 hours. 87 refers to years from 1776-1863, you can figure out the dates. At the start of the 88th hour, you can start. When you start, I’ll be so far ahead of you that it will take you awhile to catch up: A LONG TIME! When will you be…

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