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Black Regionalism (Delkism) vs Black Nationalism (African American Homeland States)

Black Nationalism;

There are different nationalist philosophies but the principles of all Black nationalist ideologies are unity and self-determination, that is, separation from European society and formation of an Independent Nation within the United States of America or in the confines of the African Continent.

Black Regionalism;

According to Frederick Delk, Black Regionalism or Delkism is simply Predominate Population (80%) of a Region of States. Thus under a Democratic Society and in a System of Federalism, Predominant Population could lead to Political Control and the long term goal Economic Control of a Region of States.

Advocates of Black Regionalism or Delkism usually claim that Aggregating the African American Population into a Region of States will result in a superior voting bloc thus:

1. Black Americans can exercising US Constitutional Powers, such as Making and Enforcing Laws, Collecting Taxes, Borrowing money, Issuing Bonds, Eminent Domain Powers, Charter Banks and Corporations, Establishing Courts and others.

2. Control of Institutions that are in the possession of the States, such as State and Local Courts, State and Local Police Departments, State Public Schools, State Universities and Colleges, State and Local Prison, State Regulatory Boards and Commissions and many others.

3. Political and Economic Structural System.

4. Territory and Land

This will benefit the African American populations by granting more Political. Economic Stake and Responsiblity, regional development, allocation of resources, implementation of local policies and plans, espousing competitiveness among regions and, ultimately, the whole country.