Nearly 2,300 people have been shot and 424 were killed in Chicago from January 1 to October 24, 2019, according to the Chicago Tribune. In the new Fox Nation show, “The New Battle for Chicago,” Chicago native and Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell puts faces and names behind these horrific numbers in urban Chicago. There seems to be no progress in a city ran historically by a regime of democratic, liberal policy.

Here are the questions we must ask and answer amid this debate (not the win for such is historic and beyond congratulatory and great). Where has debate gone? What is the future of debate and its relevance to black culture? Has it been hijacked by the topics of mainstream media?

The media has functioned as a propaganda tool for a single political party ideology, not only destroying their own purpose but as well as threatening the existence of a free republic—not only physically, civically but mentally.

I believe this is a Biblical pattern we see—after about 400 years of slavery then comes freedom. We can see the parallel in the Biblical narrative and in our own historical one. The Hebrews i.e. the children of Israel were enslaved to the Egyptians for 400 years (see Genesis 15:13, Acts 7:6). So too, this year (2019) is exactly 400 years since the very first slaves were brought to America. A ship, carrying about 20 enslaved Africans, appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia.

Though slavery was abolished in 1865 the fight to be free extended well into the 1960s and into the present day. However, this fight has morphed into a mental one. As we fight, “we”, speaking directly about African Americans, to understand our true enemy—the slave master of single, static and liberal thought.

White privilege is the concept of the economic, social and political institutions in liberal democracies like America benefits whites while disadvantaging racial minorities. However, the evidence does not back up this claim. White Americans do not have the highest household medium income, Asians do. According to The Institute on Assets and Social Policy Asian American median household income is $57,418 per year. White Americans have an average household income of $48,877 per year.