No single person has the answer to racism and systemic oppression. Neither the Black himself nor the so called talented tenth (which by the way is a slap in the face because we have far more talent than that!) can change the fact that your zip code is a determinant of your income, living conditions, health and life span. Hidden Colors said it best, "Slavery is not a stain in the fabric of America. Slavery IS the fabric of America."
This nation became a world power because of slavery. Without it, America would not be what it is. The mindsets, the teaching that Blacks were genetically perfect for the physical labor of field work (we do this now with Black athleticism) that we are not smart (denied opportunities to learn and still are in many ways) and using religion to justify slavery, oppression and cultural dominance; those mindsets have to be dismantled not only in the minds of Blacks but even moreso Whites, which is why we will never be post-racial.
I became a registered nurse and am protected by a union and contract put in place, not for me as a Black nurse, but for White nurses. I get to benefit from the safeguard they put in place for them. That doesn't mean I want to be like them. I get to care for Black patients and people of all races because I used education as a car to navigate the highways built for them. Many Blacks are dropped off on that highway without a car. It's not their mindset that left them there, it's the systemic practices this country has in place to keep poor people and people of color losing.
My husband took a different route. Creating his own opportunity. As a licensed barber he co-owns a shop. As a self-employed person, he has no medical, dental, vision, retirement, etc. and no gauranteed income. No union. Just a lot of hustle. Some days the money is great. Other days he's sitting there stressing because the bills are the same regardless of the clientele flow.
Who's winning? He doesn't have to answer to The Man or have people ask to touch his hair or make blatantly racist remarks day in and day out like I do. But I go in everyday knowing exactly what my take home is, not having to worry about taxes, benefits, etc. He has clients say crazy stuff in the name of trying to be down or just plain ignorance and he takes some to school and tunes out others.
My point is, you can't escape racism. Whether you're punching the clock, self-employed or rich.
If there is a conversation about any new black, it needs to include new racism and racism ain't new. The rules may have changed (criminalize your ni99er before you kill him but kill him nonetheless) but the game is still the same.
There are no winners just survivors.