n’t. This grand “American experiment” is over, and although there’s much blame to go around, a good deal of the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of black people.
“But, But this is all the fault of those nasty and racist right wingers, not us!” you yelp. Really? Twenty years from now, your kids will be asking you where you were, and what you were doing, when it was reported that President Obama oversaw kill lists of *suspected* terrorists. They’ll ask what trite reality show (‘Basketball Wives’ maybe?) had hold of your attention while Obama was normalizing the assassination of American citizens?
You should really be ashamed of yourselves. Sad thing is, most of you don’t know enough to be ashamed. So, it would seem, the African-American problem isn’t one of leadership, or even business acumen, but basic literacy. Oh! And if you haven’t figured it out yet, yes, I’m calling you stupid.
As President Obama goes about authorizing Martial Law by executor order, which is what he did when he issued the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16, you’re doing what? Most likely you’re sharing, on Facebook and elsewhere, family pics. But you’re not sharing pictures of your own family, which is more than likely broken or in tatters (I didn’t make it up. Check the statistics as they relate to the rate of black children born out of wedlock, or in poverty).
While it all comes undone, you’re passing off pictures of Barack and Michelle as if they’re a couple of your best buds. You’re so emotionally invested in these two people you’ve never met that you don’t care that American drones given the seal of approval by Obama, are killing little brown babies halfway across the world. Because ain’t Sasha cute? Ain’t Malia adorable? And ain’t Michelle fierce! Unserious people don’t deserve a serious government, I suppose.
Cosby, role model for fathers around the world, has revealed that he is estranged from the second of his five real-life children, a longtime drug and alcohol abuser he describes as irresponsible and untrustworthy.
Re: Bill Cosby's daughter can't relate to "us"
Damn, what was she using, CRACK?! How do you go from a Cosby kid to strippin in Miami? I'm glad she seems to have gotten it together though. You just never know what kind of demons people have to deal with when it seems like they have it all. Or maybe that's the problem.
RST MMM MARCH.THIS IS JUST A REMIX RIGHT?SO THE ONLY THING WE ARE GOING TO SEE IS FARRAKHAN RE BRAND HIMSELF, AND INSERT HIMSELF AS PART OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTERS MOVEMENT. BUT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE MOVEMENT ON POLICIES INITIATIVES, FOR AFRIKAN AMERICANS. PUTTING FARRAKHAN ON A PLATFORM, WHERE HE CAN LOOK LIKE THE BLACK LEADER, WHO HAS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES, BUT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE ANYTHING ELSE OUTSIDE OF THAT. THE MONEY I MAKE, I WORK HARD FOR THAT MONEY. I AM NOT GOING TO ANYBODY'S MARCH, WHAT, SO WE CAN PROP UP FARRAKHAN AS LEADER OF BLACK AMERICA? FARRAKHAN IS THE LEADER OF THE NOI. HE IS NOT THE LEADER OF BLACK AMERICA FAR AND FOREMOST. THIS IDEA THAT SYMBOLISM IS MORE VALUABLE THAN SUBSTANCE, WHAT WE ARE ENGAGING IN, BY GOING TO THIS MARCH.…
minorities in tech, and Arrington nonchalantly asserted that he didn’t know any black heads of tech companies. In the coming days, a firestorm erupted, which included a few black start up heads reminding Arrington that they’d been introduced to him.
In the start-up world and the world of tech, there’s a little something called ‘pattern matching’ , which means folks are looking for the next Zuckerberg or Jobs, the next white kid with a hoodie. They’re not checkin’ for Malik or Quecia. Having said that, in order to make a balanced assessment, we’d also need to acknowledge that Vivek Wadwa, Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University and one of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken critics, is right when he says that “the problem with you is that you [African-Americans] don’t help each other.”
Rev. Al Sharpton took time out this week to criticize Apple for not having more blacks on its board, but considering Sharpton’s own influence, one should ask why he isn’t more focused on black start-ups rather than pressuring Apple to bring more blacks on board?
Here Sharpton lays out his criticism from his radio show on September 10:
There are no blacks on 30 percent of the Fortune 500 companies’ board of directors. Apple, where we spend a lot of money on Apple, they have a new iPhone coming out today, no blacks in board of Apple. We buying up all this Apple stuff and can’t get a bite. … Now today the iPhone comes out. That is of course produced by Apple and Apple is one of those companies, I mean, we do a tremendous amount of business in our community with Apple, yet we’re not on their boards and there is no evidence they do a lot of advertising or a lot of contracting in our community, is that correct?
True. OK. But what are we doing? What are we building? What do we do if Apple never puts blacks on its board? What’s the plan? I’m only asking because begging for white jobs hasn’t worked in the last few decades, where the black unemployment rate is perpetually double the rate for whites.
From the Pew Research Center:
In 1954, the earliest year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistent unemployment data by race, the white rate averaged 5% and the black rate averaged 9.9%. Last month, the jobless rate among whites was 6.6%; among blacks, 12.6%. Over that time, the unemployment rate for blacks has averaged about 2.2 times that for whites.
Begging for white jobs isn’t working. We can either build or beg. Al Sharpton has made his choice and now it’s time for the rest of us to make ours.
Written by Yvette Carnell. Reprinted by Dennis Levy…