So we made a thoroughfare for Freedom and her train, Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main; Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain, While we were marching through Georgia. We bring the jubilee! The Flag that makes you free! One of the most conspicuous of morally charged terms of political condemnation, and certainly the most explosive in its dimension for political passion and even civil violence, is "racism.
I want you to succeed and prosper in your business. One major flaw is that too many aspiring African-American business owners blindly assume that they can structure their businesses around African-American consumers. This generally does not work. Even when it works to some degree, Black business owners create extra difficulties and headaches for themselves when they try to service Black consumers.
I would invite all aspiring Black business owners to look around Black residential areas. Look around at the wreckage of most businesses that tried to do business in Black residential areas as visibly Black-owned businesses. Other Black business owners had that dream. The only partial exceptions to this rule were African-American owned hair salons and barbershops.
Actions speak much louder than words. The harsh reality is that African-American consumer decisions are not motivated by considerations of quality or customer service. Black consumers will continue shopping in Arab-owned stores even after learning the Arab shopkeeper allows Black gang members to sell drugs outside the back.
Even after learning the Arab shopkeeper is exchanging groceries for sexual favors. Even after learning the Arab shopkeeper is sexually harassing underage Black girls in the store. As demonstrated by the sad case of Latasha HarlinsAfrican-American consumers will continue flocking to Korean owned stores even after a Black child is unjustly shot in the back of the head and killed by a Korean shopkeeper.
Those are just the excuses they give for not supporting Black-owned businesses.
Most of them are lying. Other motivations form the backdrop of their buying decisions. One of the many unfortunate unintended consequences of the civil rights movement is that it reinforced the African-American perception that: I firmly believe that both of these types of conversations are fundamentally dishonest.
Because the underlying premises are untrue.
In the business context, I believe that this false premise is about denial of how slave-minded most of us areand wishful thinking about the true nature and motivations of African-American consumers. Black men will happily marry NON-Black women that have all the traits that they claim to find so off-putting about many Black women: Masses of Black women could twist themselves into pretzels physically, emotionally, and spiritually to try to cater to African-American males, and the bulk of these males still would not marry a Black woman.
Also, many of these males would still choose non-Black women whenever they get the opportunity. African-American women are the only resource that African-American men control.
They have nothing else. Many Black men will be in trouble if more African-American women start imitating Black men by doing whatever works best for them. All while Black men continue wandering off to do whatever they want to do, without considering how their choices affect the so-called community.
Which is their right. Black men generally like things the way they are right now. The collapse of the African-American family is not about a lack of jobs.Health care for mental illness is an issue in the African American community for Men, Women and Adolescents due to the underserving and lack of mental healthcare providers, the cultural stigma of having mental illness and the socioeconomic status of African Americans.
One avenue to explore lament in worship is through a MAAFA Service. The term “Maafa” (pronounced MA-AH’-FA) is a Kiswahili word that gives definition to the catastrophic event experienced by millions of African people during the Middle Passage (Transatlantic Slave Trade) journey from freedom in Africa to bondage in the New World.
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Public Health Service. The purpose of this study was to observe the natural history of untreated syphilis; the African-American men in the study were told they were receiving free health care from the United States government.