Black Middle Class: The Problem with Black Business Districts
No Help From the Outside
The very biggest problem, and one that is consistent, since Black man met white man, is that the white man insinuates himself into our affairs.
We as Black people have to understand and internalize that we are grown adults. We do not need anyone’s help. We don’t need white money. We don’t need white planning. We don’t need white expertise. We don’t need white advice. We don’t need white caring. We don’t need white outreach. We don’t need white set asides. We don’t need white intervention. We don’t need white coalition. We don’t need white professionals. We don’t need white financiers. We don’t need white economists. We don’t need anyone white.
Now, that goes DOUBLE for all other ethnic groups. Every god damned time Black people even hint at forming something, here come white people saying: no make it “minority” and include mexicans and asians. Yet, there is no Mexican “minority” district, nor asian “minority” district. We’re always told to include everyone else under our umbrella.
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Black Middle Class: Promoting the Black Man in Our Community
With the rise of feminism, a lot of Black women have gotten swept away in the trash. Some Black women recognize that the talking points for the latest feminist movement, do not even apply to Black women. Those have a hard time convincing or making it clear to those that do. What they fail to realize at their base core, is that we are Black first, then divided by economics and then divided by sex. So before even approaching feminism, a Black woman has to wade through racism, and then wade through classicism, to get to the feminist agenda. Those Black women that get it, get it. It doesn’t take much to realize that it is all smoke and mirrors for Black folk. A Black woman in the feminist movement is just another number. There is nothing in the feminist movement for the Black woman, nor is it even beneficial to the Black woman. Except, it does one thing, pits the Black woman against the Black man. And, this is where most Black women wake up suddenly.
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Black Middle Class:The Problem with Black Business Movements
The Black Empowerment Project raised a very valid question, one that has yet to be responded to, nor answered by any of the Black economic movements. That question is how do we achieve Black economic independence? Now, the question suggests the answer. The answer is, by build Black economic intradependence and independence. But, all the Black economic movements completely fail to even formulate a plan to encourage Black economic independence.
Now, Dr. Claud Anderson, in his powernomics movement, had a very sensible idea, but it shared the same limitation as the Marcus Garvey movement, it had a singular focus in one product, albeit a very good one. Dr. Anderson wanted a vertical monopoly: fisheries, transportation, restaurants. Garvey wanted ships for transport and cargo.
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Black Middle-Class: You Talk White?
Wash ashore any African country and the citizens of that country will speak at least 5 different languages. Yet, in the U.S. Black lower-class think it is the height of cool to murder English, and insult any Black person that speaks real English. In fact, they will attempt to insult the Black person by saying, “you talk white.”
Let us explain something to the lower-class Blacks. You are not the epitome of what is Black. In fact, you are on the fringe of the fringe of what it is to be Black. nearly 85% of Blacks speak perfect English. Yet, Hollywood and the liberal media portrays only the lowest of the low-class Blacks as being the example of what it is to be Black. In fact, they raise the dregs of the Black community to stardom and wealth and then present them as examples of Blackdom, people like Jay-Z or other ill-conceived beings.
Someone like a Jay-Z is an embarrassment to the Black community. They are the people that are good for nothing more than to be laughed at. But, in this day and age of rampant consumerism, they couple uneducated and ignorant Black stars with entertainment. Consume one and you must consumer the other. Buy his music and you have to also buy that Black people can barely speak English.
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