|Be Cool, Black people, in the face of BRA's Demise|
The other day I decided to watch Be Cool, a forgettable mid-2000s movie that included this hilarious quote from Cedric the Entertainer. To set the scene, a white guy has just called his character, a "nigger." Cedric's character didn't take it to kindly:
Sin LaSalle: Have you lost your mind? I mean, how is it that you can disrespect a mans ethnicity when you know we've influenced nearly every facet of white America... from our music to our style of dress. Not to mention your basic imitation of our sense of cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms... we enrich your very existence, all the while contributing to the gross national product through our achievements in corporate America. It's these conceits that comfort me when I am faced with the ignorant, cowardly, bitter and bigoted, who *have* no talent, no guts? people like you who desecrate things they don't understand when the truth is - you should say thank-you, man? and go on about your way. But apparently you are incapable of doing that! So...Wait a second: achievements in corporate America? Taking a look at the top 10 vocations for Black people in America per Black participation, one is hard-pressed to see how corporate America has benefited from Black participation (save the requisite Chief Diversity Officer position):
[shoots his gun]
Sin LaSalle: ... and don't tell me to be cool. I *am* cool!
1. Barbers—35.0%2. Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides—34.0%3. Residential advisors—29.6%4. Security guards and gaming surveillance officers—28.6%5. Postal service clerks-28.3%6. Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges—27.1%7. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators—26.4%8. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs—25.7%9. Bus drivers—24.9%10. Parking lot attendants—24.4%
No matter what Diversity Inc. tries to claim, the only way corporate America benefits from Black people is by their steadfast ability to guard the lobby levels of high rises in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Washington D.C; carrying bags for white executives as they score more points at a Hilton or Marriott hotel; or drive busy executives to the airport and then park their cars for them.
Black people - and the artificial Black middle class - rely on government jobs to create wealth. With austerity measures setting in nationwide, the facade of Black achievement is crumbling. What is left behind isn't pretty, as we see that Black single women have a net worth of $5; "that the he median wealth of White households is 20 times that of Black households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009. Roughly a third of Black households had zero or negative net worth, compared with 15% of white households"; and you begin to question why Black people think the future is going to be so great, when the majority of Black males don't graduate high school and a substantial amount of them are more familiar with the penitentiary system as opposed to the Pythagorean theorem.
When the average Black household is worth less than $6,000, it makes you wonder how Black purchasing power can be anywhere near $913 billion.
But I digress. Let's look at this statement: "from our music to our style of dress. Not to mention your basic imitation of our sense of cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms..."
|Nigga... Be Cool|
All across the nation, city councils (even states) are banning the Black form of dress - a curious inability to wear belts that hold pants up - because it is closely associated with criminality. Black music and Black actors are constantly pushed as the prototype of cool, yet white people do everything possible to avoid living near authentic Black people in the real world.
Take Detroit. The Grio asked if Detroit is the future of America. Well, it is the future of Black America, judging by the state of Baltimore, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, Newark and Prince Georges County. Detroit is a laughingstock and a punchline because of its primarily Black population. If America wants to Be Cool and emulate Black people, then yes, we can enrich ourselves by replicating Project Detroit nationwide.
Looking at how Black people have come to rely on government jobs to create an artificial middle class (and a shockingly high number of Black people are employed as unproductive government bureaucrats in major cities they completely control) it doesn't bode well for Black America not implementing Project Detroit where ever they mass in large numbers in America:
Though 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, African-Americans are 18 percent of U.S. government workers. They are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of the State Department, 37 percent of Department of Education employees and 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the employees at the Government Printing Office and 82 percent at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.Knowing that America has basically castrated itself by committing completely to the concept of Black-Run America (BRA), to the point where clever home loans were concocted to try and help create more artificial wealth for Black people - which ultimately backfired - I'll pass on the concept of Black people "being cool."
When the Obama administration suggested shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage giants whose losses of $150 billion have had to be made up by taxpayers, The Washington Post warned, in a story headlined, “Winding Down Fannie and Freddie Could Put Minority Careers at Risk,” that 44 percent of Fannie employees and 50 percent of Freddie’s were persons of color.
Black people are largely being rejected in pop culture, and knowing what a drain the overall Black population is on the Gross National Product (how much money is invested in Black communities each year that yield no positive net return and worse, how many companies are sued each year for some make believe violation of EEOC regulations?) you have to wonder what in the world Cedric the Entertainer was thinking when he uttered that monologue in Be Cool.
The Black Middle Class is doomed, because private companies (and small businesses) must turn a profit to stay solvent and employing individuals who primarily benefit the diversity numbers as opposed to the financial bottom line is no longer an option in this economy.The wealth gap is only going to get worse. It was only through artificial means that that gap could close; now, that is an impossibility.
So Be Cool, Black people. Curfews are being installed nationwide so that Mahogany Mobs can be kept in check. America is going to unplug from the failed in Black-Run America (BRA), because the returns on that investment are... unacceptable.
Failed Black cities like Detroit have to offer cash incentives for white people and other productive citizens to move there; Black people move to Whitopia's because they offer Black people the incentives of work, safe neighborhoods and good schools (until the Black percentage of the population rises above 15 percent).
Be Cool, Black people. Just, Be Cool.