Black People : Please Read

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  1. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Reading Is Comprehensively Fundamental... This excerpt by Dee Lee (a racist YT woman) is wrong:

    This is a statement that was read on a NYC Radio Station this morning.

    BLACK PEOPLE, PLEASE, READ & HEED. POIGNANT.

    The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that Blacks don't read.

    Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on.

    Please Note:

    For those of you who heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading this morning on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn't hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.

    Dee Lee, CFP
    Harvard Financial Educators
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    THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

    Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, "The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book." We now live in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous
    books readily available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.

    GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%).

    Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it.

    Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by
    greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing.

    They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, And they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them "Status" or that they have achieved their Dream.

    They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities. With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn't want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They'll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.
    SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of
    the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A "Talented Tenth" he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some "form" of success.

    However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They
    didn't read that the "Talented Tenth" was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve
    what we have. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance. When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.

    They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our
    hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that
    TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE


    They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms.

    Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are "helping" their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don't worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, 'THEY DON'T READ!!!!

    This wonderfully written book by Dr. Claud Anderson is the real deal and thus dispels every single word that came of out Dee Lee's racist mouth. Our current state has been a conditioning process that was lost and virtually untraceable as each generatlon evolved, until now ---thx to the insight, scholarship and authorship of Dr. Claud Anderson.

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    Great read and post, Six Sigma also put this fact into fine view taking the information provided to via federal government stats. A census is always done whether receipt of where you stay, receipt for anything to include your birth certificate to see if one was smart enough to deny the systematic theft of credit from name. Most problems can be avoid and prevented if we only read instead of believing, when you read then you know. Farmers read the skies right? Business folks read the sleepers and respond to the markets like an ambulance with stock options to supply one's demand. The governments read your fate and/or destiny and supply you with control reversing one's perception of true freedom, now if you go against the grain then they "highly" recommend you do what they say or you might end up free or in their words "left out". I truly know that once one do pick up a book just pass it on to another...once I learned that I didn't need the birth certificate, and SSN as it links to every scheme in the game, I realized that one day or night my children, Queen and family could truly indeed live a life minus the problem. Midwife your children on down the line, own acres of land first to do what is needed as farmers are the best of hue-man kind, grow your own cotton, indigo and make your own clothing and watch your Nation grow even more when becoming a Naturopathy doctor/High Priest(ess)healer and teaching these as a rites of passage to all children killing off the hospitals and many more....but we have lost our own ways to adapt to theirs. All it takes is the mathematical reasoning, foresight and reading. Even Tupac Shakur said "he wanted to let the youth know he didn't get power from guns and etc. it was from books..." They expect you to not read believe in ignorance to the very last compound. Got'ta "use your brain...it ain't them that's killing us off, it's us that's killing us...it ain't them that's knocking us off, it's us that's knocking us off. Watch it or be a victim"....Tupac Shakur. Great post....
     
  3. NNQueen

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    Sis. Fine1952, thank you for posting this, although it made me want to spit.

    Does anyone else get tired of this battle?

    Black people have lived and died since forever and it's the same ole, same ole.

    Is this what we've been reduced to and what is becoming our legacy, totally erasing the greatness of our ancestors?

    Sure, I can slam the white woman, but can I honestly reject or refute her message? Maybe others among us here can and if so, I'd love to read it. I need some positive inspiration today.

    Does the 21st century Black person have an illness that can't be medically diagnosed but one that is affecting our ability to feed our minds and move our bodies to be our true selves? Surely, this representation claimed by this and other white people like her isn't true about us...I mean the masses of us. Sis. Fine describes her as a racist. Do ALL white people think like this about us, even those who think they are "friends" of Black people? What about those who are in interracial relationships with Black people? I don't know why my brain went there, but anyway...

    I don't care about your political persuasion, your sexual orientation or your religion of choice. If you're Black, we're in the barrel together and we need to fight against this character and physical assassination.

    I know others here must be exhausted having to deal with this type of bullying and bashing diatribe presented by this woman, but I look forward to reading what others think about this.
     
  4. NNQueen

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    Wow, an urban legend and in the article that Bro. Shikamaru posted claims that analysts doubt it was penned by a racist and find in the text reason to believe it was the work of an African American laboring to make a point. smh It seems we can't win for losing.
     
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    We can win with the power of the pen. Write yourself....
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... Although this particular incident is false, according to Snopes.com, the under current is factual; our people, in general, don't like to read. Also, as the original post claims, our comedians, like Chris Rock and others, extol our lack of reading for laughs. My personal experience, as a published author, also gives witness to our lack of getting involved, even with black authors.

    All I can say, at the end of the day, the pen is mightier than the sword. Our delivery from the belly of the beast will be through actions caused by instructions/guidance found in the written word.



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    It ain't over yet NNQueen, don't despair, stay strong...


    Peace In the Spirit of Sankofa,
     
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    Very poignant in how you put it! You said 21 century Blacks and not Blacks for 400 years here or 20 thousand years in the Motherland, cause your vivid observation sees that ignorance, selfishness and greed did not become a popular fetish until the late 80s, and now it is a practically a cultural trend!

    1 70% of todays youth have the wisdom and knowledge of 3 thousand tears of Black sheroes and heros, on the touch of a button from devices they carry in their pockets and pocketbooks yet only 12% have a knowledge of self, so today there is a fetish of ignorance.

    2 We spent a trillion dollars last year yet 80 years after Black Wall street we still cannot feed clothe or house ourselves unless we pay the former slave master to do it for us, and there seems to be no focus to collective economics as there was in the 70s and 80s, at all at a time when we need it the most so there seems to be a fetish of greed as well.

    3 And look at our communities from state to state, ask thegrassroots activists out there in the streets and grassroots organizations what they are facing, that they did not see 20 years ago...so sellfishness as expressed in apathy, political complacency, an an wilingness to unity...seems to be a new fetish as well................

    now the key is how do we collectively turn that around ?
     
  9. NNQueen

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    How can a book compete with Twitter?

    http://gawker.com/5802772/why-so-many-black-people-are-on-twitter

    "For a new study, researchers at Northwestern University surveyed 505 college freshman in 2009 and 2010 to determine which ones joined Twitter and why. They found that while 37.2 percent of black students used Twitter, just 20.1 percent of their white counterparts did. (This fits with previous research that found African Americans make up a whole 25% of Twitter users.)
    The reason for this discrepancy, researchers say, is that black students they surveyed were more interested in "celebrity and entertainment news" than students of other races.

    Interest in celebrities was one of the biggest predictor of whether someone would join Twitter from 2009 to 2010, regardless of race. But since more blacks were interested in connecting with celebs than whites, they were more likely to join.

    Back in the mid-2000s, MySpace experienced something like "white flight" as wealthier, whiter users came to see it as a digital "ghetto" full of child molesters and headed for the literally lighter-colored Facebook. But Twitter seems to be doing just fine in fostering a diverse user base while not making anyone too uncomfortable (or, rather, making everyone equally uncomfortable all the time.) Perhaps this heralds a new golden era of E-race relations! Stupid hashtags like #thingsblackpeopledo and #fatindiebands living side-by-side in the trending topics, while people of all races worship every 140-character brain fart from Lady Gaga and 50 Cent, just like in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream."
     
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    Thanks for sharing this NNQueen, very interesting read. It can be viewed in at least two different ways. Our young folk exercising their freedoms and learning the technology, both are good things. The article gives an Asian perspective that our people lie about their whereabouts, but its rather common for us to be secretive about giving away our exact location; so nothing unusual with that. And us chasing celebrities, its nothing unusual there either, considering the amount of Realty TV and fame in front of our community. But maintaining an optimistic birds eye view, this same technology could be used by the black community to communicate information; especially books, even quicker than any other form of telecommunication. If I'm understanding Twitter correctly, this could have an overwhelming impact on black empowerment, if used correctly.




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