Black People : Would You Advise Your Child to Seek a Career Dependent on Black People's Financial Support?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Would you advise your child to seek a career dependent on Black People's financial support?

    If so ... what specific career path would you advise them to embark upon?

    Would you personally embark upon a career dependent on Black People's financial support?

    If not ... why ?

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    probably not…...
     
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    A path i've been on before as from what i endure most likely not as this time
    until there is a change wave of thinking when it come to us collectively
     
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    If I didn't like the kid . . ..

    Just playing, but I know that it's hard work. Nevertheless, I work toward that possibility. :)

    For now, most adults are saying:

     
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    peace

    I know many barbers and beauticians who have been cutting and doing hair almost since we were in H.S. and they are doing fine. One of my older sisters has had her own salon for about 15 years or more. Probably never been paid by a white person in all the time that her shop has been in existance.

    I know mechanics around the way with their own shops and there ain't no white people trying to bring their car to a brother in the hood, except for maybe a white cop or two because their shop maybe adjacent to a dunkin' donoughts....:)
     
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    Be dependent on no person, group of persons, career, occupation, economy, etc.

    I like to treat a career as a means to an end and not an end in and of itself.
     
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    Nope.
    ...and I wouldn't, either. It's not about 'black folks'.
    It's about picking a career that, FIRSTLY, caters to MY talents and ability. You've heard the saying, 'do what you are'?
    You want a career that you don't mind waking up for every morning...that you don't mind doing...that also pays well.

    A specific career path 'depending on black folk's financial support'?
    I don't see why not.

    Black folks have money. Some just have 'consumption issues'.
    ...much like the rest of America. A nation of debtors.
    Some folks just can't wait to blow their pennies on crap. Some cheap, plastic ish that the Chinese made, no doubt.
    Eh.
    *shrug*

    What are you gonna do?
    I would say, "...and it's one thing if you can afford it'.
    ...but no. Not really.
    It's less about 'can I afford it' and moreso about 'is the object even worth owning'.

    You just have to reach folks when they're young. Most money mistakes occur at this time, I suppose.
    When you're 18 and 19...the credit card offers start rolling in.
    Well...some individuals don't know how to use credit. They don't know how to manage their money. How to save...
    *shrug*
    It can take years for your FICO to recover.

    It's just too bad that our credit system doesn't allow for the mistakes of youth.
    ...but that's the way of things. Those who know better just have to do a better job of guiding our youth.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... As usual, lol, your monologues are on point, thanks for the insight.



    Peace In,
     
  9. Destee

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    Brother Shikamaru ... this is interesting ... has peeked my curiosity ... :look:

    Your first statement above seems to suggest there could be a period where one is not dependent on any of the things mentioned therein. How can that be? Wouldn't at some point dependency be required, even if it is a means to an end?

    I'm intrigued, for i'd love to know how one could never be dependent.

    Thanks in advance.

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  10. Destee

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    I hear what you're saying Sister, and understand how it would not be about "Black Folks" or any other than self ... but that's not how other people do ... only us it seems ... for all other children can more easily find a career path that is supported by their own people ... it's only us that find it difficult ... almost forcing us to take the position you have ... that it isn't about Black Folks ... but about me and my talents ... without any regard whatsoever to our collective well being.

    When you have a group of chinese folk for example, that cater to their own people, hire their own, provide jobs for their own ... it creates a safety net for those within that group ... they'll more than likely be looked out for ... carried even if necessary ... given favor, etc.

    Our children don't have that ... all they have is going to other people seeking employment consideration.

    While going to others is nice, i think it would be all the nicer, to have our own and theirs ... as options.

    Like most other people on the planet.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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