Black "leadership" shrinks from its task,
avoiding at all costs the consequences of true leadership: "poverty,
imprisonment, flight, assassination."
As a class, these businessmen,
educators, politicians, and other professionals flee from conflict with the
institutional racism that is the central fact of American history and
contemporary life. Rather than condone the self-serving "political
machinations" of Black Democrats whose fealty to the party yields no results
for the masses, the author urges African Americans to withhold their vote from
presidential elections and "take a new path, create a new rhetoric, support
more radical politics...until our liberation is achieved."