The article that inspired this post: “2 Black TikTok workers claim discrimination”
Hopefully this list of the “Most Richest People in the World” serves as some form of barometer for who the most dominant peer ethnic groups are in the world’s business environments. These extraordinarily wealthy people and the companies that they either founded, own, or manage are, needless to say, not so much interested in catering to the cultural and ethnic needs of Black people as they are exploiting the knowledge, skills, talents, and/or intelligence that Black people may have to offer. Although many reputable companies may make “so-called” reasonable accommodations to appease Black employees or to meet DEI quotas, let’s not get it twisted or take for granted that these companies and the capitalists behind them won’t throw a Negro out “on his or her head” the very moment that he or she can’t either engineer a product or facilitate a service that’s going to help grow that company and enrich its shareholders. Hence, many of us understand the mechanics of how for-profit companies work.
Now, for the Black people who either already know and/or have recently found out about the peer ethnic group(s) who are outperforming them on business fronts all around the globe, [we] ought not to take any long pauses to arrive at a mutual consensus that if companies in the digital spaces are not going to treat Black people fairly as employees, members, or users of their brands, then the next best thing for Black people to do is to start building their own robust companies in those spaces. Let’s fast-track back to the “Montgomery Bus Boycott” of 1955. If Black people would abruptly stop promoting any racist companies’ products and services, as well as redirecting their professional energies and consumer and investment incomes away from such companies and only to Black companies, Black-originated inventions and ideas, or to companies irrespective of ethnic ownership that support closing the generational wealth gap that Black people in America have struggled with for over two centuries, then perhaps there might be a real, measurable change in how Black people are employed and treated at companies that may undervalue their contributions and likeness, because the latter is what the matter really boils down to. Jeez, at what stage in the humiliation process do [we] Black people say that enough is enough?
Nonetheless, hiring anti-racist women of all ethnic groups and backgrounds, as well as building up the reinstitution of the moral responsibilities and intellectual prowess of Black men, should and must be an overarching objective toward propagating and affecting the global dignity of Black people throughout corporate and institutional environments worldwide.
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