Monday, April 05, 2010

Blacks without Jobs…and?

http://www.thegrio.com/opinion/black-joblessness-could-cripple-obamas-presidency.php 

Why is this another potential crippling for President Obama? Damn is everything this man fault? Wow! Unbelievable. This problem existed even before Bush.

Should we consider that the unemployment rate is high among black folk because of countless ingrained and systematic issues? One issue could be that African Americans stop connecting education with employment. We basically dropped the ball collectively when it comes to education. Here is another one: African Americans are still discriminated against in the employment ranks. This will always be a factor…especially with names on resume like: I-E-Sha. Another one: Black people may not be getting employed because they are not interested in "doing the job the Mexican will do". Once again, we have to look in the mirror as a people before we start pointing the figure and hoping/praying the President will get us a job.

When I was unemployed I asked myself every day, "Why are you unemployed, Brian." I never blamed President Bush or the factors that are laced in the fabric of America. Come on!

Also, shouldn't there be light at the end of the tunnel for white America considering they are leading the way in most social economic categories?

This is nothing new!

Brian E. Payne sharing.

16 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Before you get too worked up, let's please take a more rational view. Lead Blacks to believe unemployment is getting worse for them and better for everybody else, and they'll believe that and live accordingly. Truth is, it's bad out there for everybody and it is not, I repeat, NOT getting any better. Statistics can be manipulated to say anything we want them to say. The reality is that this country is on a steady decline because it produces nothing. We are a NATION of consumers. A NATION--that includes Blacks and other ethnic groups.

The only reason Blacks will hurt more is because Blacks are LESS likely to work as a collective, cohesive group--they'd much rather toil to make things better for other groups. I've said it before and will say again: it's not Obama's job to save Blacks living in Amerikka. It is the task of Blacks to build sustainable economic infrastructures.

Think about it. When a Black person living in Amerikka dies, what do they leave their children in terms of economic independence? For the most part, nothing! How do we expect our youth to have anything if we don't know enough or care enough to provide them a roadmap of pre-existing businesses, monetary resources and allotments of land?

Have you ever asked how singular in focus is the Black that believes their only source of income is through jobs? When are we going to stop seeking jobs and start creating viable businesses--and I'm not talking about hair and barber shops and soul food joints? I'm talking about businesses with the ability to impact communities and economies. We NEED businesses that produce something. The kind that creates "jobs" for our youth so that they don't have to continue resenting us for the failure many of them believe us to be. Until we do that, we need to sit down and shut up, because our time for running our mouths and complaining is over--the words tired.

Nandi
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www.eklectiksinc.com
www.ruggedworks.net

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to Nandi:

Nandi-
Black people in America are not Jewish.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader responds to Nandi:

Sounds good on paper. Reality is that more times than not you have to go in with some capital or take out a substantial loan. This is where white america makes sure that most black owned companies either don't get started or stay behind for many years..............unless ofcoarse, the loan is to start a church!

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Am I correct in saying that Black women will work for less money and do work like Mexicans, and that your Black men will not work for less money and just sit around, lounge off others, or am I wrong? What are the statistics on that? I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU and some others because you work hard.

-SP

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to SP:

I do believe black women have more of a go-getter attitude these days. Black men have been beat down. Not a reason to remain down, however. Or, a reason to mooch of black women.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Nandi responds to PM:

It only sounds good on paper because most Blacks aren't willing to make the sacrifice. Hispanics do it without bank loans, many Asians do it without bank loans, many Indians do it without bank loans. As a matter of fact, many of those mentioned make their livings off of Black people. They sell Black people Black products. How ludicrous is that?! Again, if there were any real cohesion, with the exception of starting another church, we could build infrastructures of our own. Truth is, most Blacks don't believe in other Blacks and even many more do not want the responsibility of running real businesses. They want to know they can collect a paycheck from somewhere else. Always leaving others responsible for their welfare. We deserve to be exactly where we are, because we aren't attempting anything different.

Nandi
www.juswritinlife.com
www.eklectiksinc.com
www.ruggedworks.net

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata ask question:

What event in American History lead to the demise of black people, not including slavery? That answer is the reason we are where we are in the present American history...along the lines of what we are discussing!

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

PM responds to Nandi:

I agree with you!

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I agree - I don't think we can rely on the "country" or our President to help us out of this mess. Yes, I hope that some of the programs and policies that are put in place provide an advantage for me to be able to move forward - but I am definitely not counting on it. There are some minor changes - tax breaks for small business, health reform that helps employees of small businesses, etc., that we are just not "educated" enough to understand. That's why we do need to take the time to educate ourselves and our people. And we will continue to lag behind, because we lack the basics to succeed - community support, a strong value for education, and historical capital. Until we can work to change these things - nothing the President can do will help.

I remember when I was in Africa - an NGO came in and built a "grainery" for the community so they could grind their own cornmeal and sell it to the community. It seemed like a great plan because this was used by everyone - it was the main component of their staple diet. They would have a constant source of food, and many jobs would be created! However, shortly after the NGO left, the machines broke. No one had the money to hire anyone to fix it (because they weren't taught about investing in the business), and no one was trained to fix the machines. That is basically what will happen to our communities if we continue to have programs thrown at us that don't fix the basics. But those "fixes" have to first come from within.

-MJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Nandi responds to Muata:

I give you that slavery played a significant role, but we also continue to play a large role in keeping slavery effective. We've been shattered into little pieces as a people and can't even admit it. We ignore issues worthy of our attention and give too much time to lesser important issues--all because we don't take our fragmentation seriously.

Our women, as a whole, aren't committed to the salvation of our people. Our men, as a whole, aren't committed either. That's why we might sound good on paper, but smell like a decomposing body in reality. And that's why I said we should stop complaining. Stop singing the same old songs about the brutal effects of slavery. Stop whining about not being able to get loans, because enough of us, as a whole, refuse to come together to change our situation. We have too many individuals amongst us for that. It is our individualism that will continue to be our Achilles heel.

-Nandi

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Nandi responds to MJ:

Exactly!

Nandi
www.juswritinlife.com
www.eklectiksinc.com
www.ruggedworks.net

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

If I was from Mars and had no knowledge of America and the history. I would be totally disgusted with black people. I am reading and getting sick. Literally. We still discussing the same crap about black people. We should be beyond where we are! Sickening. I am tired. Then someone will say, Brian seek out positive stories concerning blacks. I DO! I read them all the time. Does not change that as I read the responses I am getting throw-up-ish! Here we are: A black man made it to the most power seat in POWER – and black people still dealing with self induced foolishness. Even if it ain’t self induced e.g. like falling for integration (that is the event that lead us down hill) YOU reading and responding some how did what was suppose to be down to move yourself forward. It is all about a decision: The decision to want more for yoself. Da*n all the other crap i.e. white man holding me back. The next time I get a hint of that from a black person I am going to behave like the slave master and BEAT’em. I said behave like them. Me and my slave master language…LOL!

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

PM responds:

I have said it many times over..........Many BLACK people in Amerikkka suffer psychological illness be ti institutional and/or generational. I don't say this to excuse mentalities rather to bring awareness. As a result they don't trust ANY system as it relates to finances. Public school systems, even at the highest levels, train blacks to be "workers".

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Nandi responds to PM:

I concur! And when parents don't know to teach their children differently, the pattern continues.

Nandi
www.juswritinlife.com
www.eklectiksinc.com
www.ruggedworks.net

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to PM:

I somewhat agree. My grandma did not trust banks. She keep all her money in a tin can under her bed. If the house would have burned down she would have been out the little savings she had for the month. Again I push, it appears to me that those reading and responding are not hard hit victims of the psychological/generational trauma. When did you put aside or avoid the trauma to get/be where you are? You made a decision, PM. Strip everything away and this is where we are at. At a moment of deciding….all this other stuff, while may be valid, are creations that are well-meaning excuses/justifications for poor decision making. And, please, do know I am of the pack of poor decision makers! No glass house here!

-Muata

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