Black consciousness is complex for many Black folks, and is often an unknown entity for white folks unaware that some Black people struggle with being Black. This struggle with racial identity is a curse for Black people, who see what is portrayed as good and normative as white. Unfortunately, Black folks who come to an understanding of Black consciousness too late struggle with acceptance, empowerment, confidence, and the will to resist the racist structures for them. I worry about this population. But…Black folks come to consciousness at different stages in life.