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The Black Dollar has Power

The Black Dollar has Power and I'm going to spend just a few minutes talking about how we can use it better.

Some hot button topics came up and for me, it's been a year full of 'battles' often with my own people over these hot button topics. Specifically, everything from black people doing business with black people; to whether or not it's even a good idea. Sadly, many black people are victims of white supremacy and have a view that white Is better. This is often in spite of the words that leave their mouth. You won't find them in any conversations about recycling the black dollar, unless they are really there, to discourage us doing that.

In other words, within the system of white supremacy, Some black people have ulterior motives and actually believe they are benefiting only if they keep other blacks from getting into their spot. They believe they have a position in the hierarchy. They want to keep everything the way that it is, and are not interested in changing anything about it.  So those of us who are seeking to help uplift our people, need to be careful when we come up against these kinds of black people. You can generally spot them based on what they do talk about, and what they say - specifically about black people.

The Black Dollar Scares Coons

In the MLM world you hear some real negative feedback when you take MLM to black people. Not because of any other reason, than the condition that slavery left black people in. Too many people are quick to dismiss the impacts and effects of what really happened. We want to talk about how our people have a job mentality but, are slow to link that job mentality to slavery mentality....  We don't want to discuss how much mental damage has been done to stop black people from even having HOPE that we can be successful, in this system and society.

Even our attempts to use the black dollar have been sniffled in this nation.

When we talk about Black wall Street and other cities like it, that were attacked and burned to the ground, we're talking about real terrorism that occurred to scare our people 'away' from even wanting to try. So it breaks my heart when black people speak Against, black people using the black dollar to Empower our people. It also breaks my heart when our people are Faking it, and just want to make MONEY off of our people; rather than give our people real ways to make money - so we can all make it together.

Here are a few more of my Thoughts - where I once again decided to take a negative experience, and turn it into a 'teachable moment' ... I decided to talk about the reality of white privilege, the advantages for whites and disadvantages presented to people of color in this nation.  Acknowledging these challenges do not make black people 'victims' - but it does shine a light on the work that has to be done to uplift black people.

... that is, If its a thing you even care about to begin with.

Also mentioned In these videos is the lecture by Professor Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness - and also Dr. Boyce Watkins on A Caucasian Hero Complex - The black dollar has power but, we have to help one another understand that.  We also have to understand and accept that some of OUR own people are just not ready to work with this movement. We will have to leave some of our own behind.

We have to help create real equality for our people in this society, and in this world.

Those who are not black have no desire or motivation to help us do that. That's okay, we can do this without the help of others. However, that doesn't mean we should ignore the obstacles that are in our way, as we seek to do the thing that we've been kept from doing, for far too long. The black dollar has power.

Let's work together, and help our people see it.

also read: Loyalty To Your Team Matters

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