Author’s opinion: We’re at a time in history where African Americans can no longer afford to serve as entrepreneurial stooges for a White corporate America, but rather be approached as coequals during the development and/or operations of any major commercial projects. Unless these ideas come to pass then African Americans will find it ever more difficult to break the chains of economic oppression as a means to bolster overall cultural wealth. Furthermore, though America should be held accountable for its role toward the disparity of African American wealth, African Americans must participate more in the mass enrichment of themselves, and that starts with both rich and wealthy African Americans supporting its own culture’s ideas rather than relying too heavily on White corporate America to fill the void.
Accordingly, if you’re a rich or wealthy African American then I challenge you to find a struggling African American and endeavor to make he or she rich or wealthy, and to further embark upon a mission to have your efforts delegated across the broader African American community. Moreover, not to diminish the importance of a formal education, however, that struggling soul doesn’t have to have Ivy League credentials, nor a 4-year college degree, but to be an individual of sound character, filled with passion toward his or her craft, and have a yearning capacity to learn. Let the initiative be coined R.A.A.W., which shall be the acronym for “Repairing African American Wealth.” Lastly, African Americans must cure itself of the crab-in-a-bucket syndrome.
Black Men Listen, as we are extremely vulnerable right now, and it’s time to cease the self-destruction and start investing in ourselves because few outside of whom we are – WILL. Vacate your bubbles and accept what’s occurring to Black men.
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