Black People : Here's a few things many black people don't know

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  1. bigtown

    bigtown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Facts:
    1. The first Americans or Native Americans going back to 13,000 BC were black! Look up the Folsom people who lived in Arizona.

    2. One of the best reasons to stop our use of the term African American and say Black. A white person who was born in Africa, who moves to America is An African American and qualifies for financial aid, etc., but will get the jobs/pay privileges afforded to whites.

    3. Look up the Slavery Law of 1665 (which stayed in effect until 1968) and the Maryland Doctrine of Exclusion (1638): both laws state that blacks must be excluded from the benefits afforded whites, and that blacks must remain noncompetitive with whites, except in sports and entertainment.

    4. Two white men: Bill Gates and Larry Elision, combined have more wealth than the combined wealth of all 36 million blacks in America. Civil Rights did not change the economic landscape or the balance of power in America.

    5. Asians received 80% of all government minority set aside contracts. Hello!!

    6. Blacks eat more fish than whites by a 4 to 1 margin. For every dollar that whites spend on fish, blacks spend $9 on fish. Fish sold wholesale for $1 will retail at $2.50 - $3.00. Guess what business we should be in as Blacks?

    7. There isn't any black owned national cable, or major network television stations. Cathy Hughes, the black woman who owns our only black owned radio stations, plans to sell to white owners after hearing the deal Bob Johnson received for selling BET. (Cathy Hughes is from OMAHA y'all!)

    8. There are no black owned companies on the Wall Street Stock Exchange; where blacks own the majority or controlling interest of the stock.

    9. Ninety-six percent (96%) of all black inmates are men.

    10. Over the next two years 440,000 black inmates will be released from prison. The State has no place to put them as they re-enter society. A profitable business would be a Halfway house!

    11. In 1860, 98% of all Blacks in America worked for White people. In 2001, 98% of all Blacks in America still work for white people.

    12. In 1860, blacks in America had a combined net worth of one half of 1 percentage point. Guess what, in 2001, after Civil Rights, Jesse Jackson, Oprah, Shaq, NAACP, and Urban League, our combined net worth is half a percentage point.

    13. For every dollar earned by a Jewish person, that dollar touches 12 to 18 Jewish hands before it leaves their community. For every dollar earned by a black person it leaves the community soon as he or she earns it.

    14. The last week of April 2003 in Washington, DC black teenagers were arrested and booked for eating McDonalds on the metro subway. Cops cited recent 5-4 court decision as the permission to arrest law breakers
    even for minor offenses.

    15. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of all hate crimes in America are against blacks.

    16. After we get through being pleased that we have carpet in our office, a secretary, our name on the door and make six figures, we do not own anything.

    17. What will happen if you miss 6 months of work without pay? All we've left for our children is debt not an inheritance. You cannot pass welfare or food stamps onto our kids as a nest egg! We are not even in the race.

    18. By the way, the word "race" hit the English language in the 16th century when Europeans held a contest to see who will win the race to gather the lost wealth through exploitation of blacks.

    19. You must read Powernomics by Claude Anderson. This is our blueprint to create wealth, not just have a job, but be a business owner, so you can hire people, be listed on the stock exchange, and develop businesses to meet our needs.

    This is "Good Food" for thought. Share this with children, grandchildren, best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbor, e-mail buddies, etc. please pass it on to all of your "Black Friends."

    Be a blessing!!
     
  2. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is mind blowing
     
  3. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bigtown...

    These are good stats and facts. But, some of them must be taken in context. If taken literally, it could give the perception of gloom and doom for our people...which is not the case.
     
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    4. Two white men: Bill Gates and Larry Elision, combined have more wealth than the combined wealth of all 36 million blacks in America. Civil Rights did not change the economic landscape or the balance of power in America.


    These two men probably have more than the combined wealth of all the white people in America also. Bill Gates at least does a lot with his wealth helping out the poor in other countries.

    On a good note I read somewhere that Oprah is the richest woman in the US.
     
  5. Sodwn2earth

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    Well.... this was depressing
     
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    It depends on how you look at it. They couldn't catch up. So, they broke into our house and destroyed our tools to learn and advance ourselves. I'm referring to the pillaging of our libraries in Afrika.

    It's like you're taking a test that lasts an hour and someone takes your pencil and paper away for 45 minutes. We ain't doing that bad. Nevermind the fact that they're poking us in the back for the last 15 minutes of the test. This is similar to the negativity about our people being shown constantly on television.
    It all depends on how you look at it. :D
     
  7. Sodwn2earth

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    It's depressing because I feel I am constanly reminded of how we are, trampled, runover, piggy backed, misused, abused, and so on and so forth. I want hope, I want action, but where can I find it? I need more then discourament and someone poking me in the back, waving my pencil back and forth in my face for the rest of my life. ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    surely it's deep but i look at it as a wake up call
    and there are a few of us on the rise we just have
    to learn to reach back and take another hand as rise
    the race is far and between but we running in it and
    the dream live that we cross the finishing line ahead.

    deep thoughts to da mental mind.
     
  9. bigtown

    bigtown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Having a hard time handling Reality Sodwn2earth? It's hard to see clearly with "rose colored glasses" on bro.

    That's my "BIG" opinion.
     
  10. Sodwn2earth

    Sodwn2earth Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rose colored glasses off. Ok, so that's our reality. Now what?
     
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