A well-established black student coalition is calling for violence if the U.S. Constitution is not replaced with a version that "serves the interests of black people."
According to their website, the Afrikan Black Coalition was "created in 2003 by Black students within the University of California system who found the low admittance and retention rates of Black students intolerable." It has gone from concentrating on the low admittance and retention rates of black students in California, to developing leadership and communication skills for its members.
The group posted an op-ed on November 4 entitled, A New Constitution or the Bullet. Glenn read an excerpt of an editorial written by Blake Simons, a leader of the group known as "Brotha B," on radio today:
I have come to realize that the Constitution is the root of virtually all of our problems in America. In order to understand the injustices against black folks in the United States, we must look back to its foundation. The U.S. is a country that was founded on slavery, on genocide, on rape.
A body cannot be separated from its head and remain living. The Constitution and all of the evil that it allows to be perpetrated are at the head of white America. Or more so, corrupt America. Racist America.
The Constitution written only by white men will never serve the interests of black people. The Constitution was written for the ruling class of white men, which constructed whiteness to be more valuable than any other race.
Brotha B then called for bloodshed.
Do we not have the right to abolish the laws that oppress us? It is time to claim the Declaration of Independence and apply it to our struggle as colonized black people in America. The United States has us. It is time we demand a new Constitution or tell America, if they don't, they will get the bullet.
White supremacy's bullets are killing black people every day. If America does not protect us, then it is our human right to defend ourselves by any means necessary. It is our human right to overthrow a government that has been destructive to our people. This is why we must rise up and let all people come together and write a new Constitution to serve all people."
We must pick up with where the Black Panthers left off and declare a new Constitution, or it will be the bullet.
"We are headed --- the world is headed --- towards fascism," said Glenn. "And Europe is going to get there possibly before us. But the world will get there."
Watch below for Glenn's description of Black Lives Matter recently storming a university library.
Featured Image: Brotha B speaking. (Photo Credit: Afrikan Black Coalition)