I have had many friends who also happen to be black. When I interacted with them, there was never a feeling of me against him/her. I never had a racist thought let alone a racist agenda. I never felt that there wasn't a "we" when I was with them. I am about in the middle of this video: Dialogue of Reason: Science and Faith in the Black Community. So far in this video, I noticed the blacks in this video using separatist language like "my brothers and sisters" and "African Americans" so much so that it made me feel uncomfortable. It made me feel that I would not be welcome among them, or if I was allowed to be among them, I would not be trusted because to them I am not one of them.
Starting at around 31:44 minutes into the video, Dr. Anthony Pinn explains the reasons why society is the way it is today and why the black community has not gotten what they expected from the Civil Rights movement. I think that the reasons he states fuel the separation of the "races". The reasons are all religion based.
Below is the video:
What do think of Dr. Pinn's opinions? Is the current separatist language really the way to go for blacks?