Black People : Life w/o Black People

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  1. dstny

    dstny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (I recently received this email from a friend and wanted to share....)

    A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people
    Who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished
    Themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

    At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief.


    At last, they said, No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare.


    All of the blacks have gone! Then suddenly, reality set in. The "NEW
    AMERICA " is not America at all-only a barren land.


    1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was
    Built on a slave-supported system.


    2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black
    Man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty
    Reaching higher floors.


    3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented
    The automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge
    System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man,
    Invented the traffic signals.


    4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer
    Was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R.
    Robinson.


    5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could
    Operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles
    Brooks, invented the street sweeper.


    6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love
    Invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and
    Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the
    Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.


    7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would
    Not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking
    And Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip
    Downing invented the Letter Drop.


    8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn
    Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.


    9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and
    Poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and
    Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis
    Lattimer later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the
    Lantern,and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes
    Were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray
    The Dust Pan.


    10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt.
    But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting
    Machine,Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing
    Board, and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.


    11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this
    Turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man,
    John Standard invented the refrigerator.


    Now, isn't that something? What would this country be like without the
    Contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?


    Martin Luther King, Jr. Said, "by the time we leave for work, Americans have
    Depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks."


    Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin
    Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. Dubois.


    PLEASE SHARE, ABUNDANTLY
     
  2. Africana

    Africana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for this and I'll most definately share it!
     
  3. Biracial_Blend

    Biracial_Blend Member MEMBER

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    Unfortunately this is a hoax, and most of these items were not invented by Black people. The fact that this 1997 hoax is still circulating simply highlights the power of myth amongst some segments of the AA community.

    http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/blackinv.asp

    Biracial Blend


     
  4. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Biracial Blend ... you can't come in talking krazee to us ... we consider that Collateral Damage.

    So please, respect our Members, Home, and all of the "segments."

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  5. MenNefer

    MenNefer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You sound so absolute


    ......You gave me the impression that the original authors impression was a "completely" inauthentic impression...luckily I read the link you provided.

    (The Art of giving people the impression)

    I think the average layman/Sahu (The bulk of the masses) will always entertain myths in some sort of form or fashion and degree. These are the fertile grounds that marketers/advetisers prey on and manipulate via the media.

    #4 of The Nine Axioms of Tehuti

    4. The Principle of Polarity: Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has it’s pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites Are identical in nature but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.

    As a collective, I think it's safe to say the truths we seek in our own individual context will always be wraped up in the process (Critical thinking). In the meantime (the present) who/what will be involved in the dominant interpersonal shaping systems of thought?...especially in a system that has already been established on half truths and lies that cumulatively validate the culture of the aggressor.
     
  6. Biracial_Blend

    Biracial_Blend Member MEMBER

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    How do I go about pointing out that a posting is inaccurate, or contains inaccuracies? What is the protocol?

     
  7. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    I quoted the sentence, in my original post to you, that "could be" considered krazee talk.

    Collateral damage isn't exact, and is rarely explained, because the folk are banned so quickly.

    Again ... if this happens to you, in error, our apologies.

    Enjoy your stay.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  8. Biracial_Blend

    Biracial_Blend Member MEMBER

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    My sincere apologies to the members, and thank you for your explanation and assistance :)

    Denise

     
  9. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Apology accepted. You're very welcome.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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