Monday, February 23, 2015
When Black americans revolt, why do we burn down our own neighborhoods?
I can remember several years ago, on some sketch comedy show, there was a Black comedian posing as a 'news anchor', and he spoke about a revolt that happened in a Black neighborhood. I think this might have been over the Sean Bell shooting in New York City (If you don't know who he is, google him).
Now, what this faux Black anchor was saying, was instead of Black people burning down their own communities, our objective should be to go to a white neighborhood, and 'get whitey'.
For decades, I've heard the argument of how asinine it is for Black people to revolt in their own neighborhoods; and how it was a sign of cowardice on our part, 'cause we wouldn't venture outside our areas to get some 'pay back' in whitey's part of town.
Now, this argument might hold some weight with an 'anglophile'; but let me tell you why this argument, not Black people's method of revolting, is what's really asinine.
In my past post, titled, 'Why do Haitians, Jamaicans and Black Africans, own retail stores in america faster than Black americans?', I talked about the travails of Black americans attempting to own retail stores in their own neighborhoods; and why we're denied access to capital and other resources that would help us to. For the reasons mentioned in that post, white fascists have basically locked Black americans out of chances to own these properties. In this same post, I also talk about how when I was younger, a good majority of my local retail convenience stores were owned by Jamaicans and Haitians, but eventually, even they were replaced wholly by asian and spanish store owners.
So when people talk about how Blacks burn down their own neighborhoods, there's two facts every person listening to that argument should consider.
Fact #1: Black americans are not burning down the places where they live.
What Black people don't do in the midst of a revolt, is burn down the apartment building, condo, co-op, brownstone, or which ever other kind of domicile they're living in. To hear it from other ethnic groups, or anglophilic, brainwashed Black folks, we always show our discontent by burning down the places we reside in, leaving us homeless afterwards. And nothing could be further from the truth.
Fact #2: Black americans are burning down retail stores in their neighborhood, that they don't own.
Like I've said previously, white fascists and their institutions have pretty much barred Black americans from owning these stores. This is because, during the halcyon days of the Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we showed these inbreds how we could build an economy that rivaled, and in some cases, surpassed there's. So much so, whitey bombed the Black Wall Street in 1921, because our people were thriving a little too much for white tastes.
Now, older Black folks like to parrot the sentiment of pale-skinned degenerates, who have them thinking their children, are behind wrecking their communities every time whitey does something dastardly to our diaspora.
This is just another instance of the good ole' 'divide and conquer' strategy, being employed by white fascists.
What they don't want you to realize, is our children are right on and righteous for burning down white, asian and spanish stores, where we're not only overcharged for expired goods, but where we have to endure these people's foul attitudes toward us. My thinking was always this, if the people owning these stores hate us so much, why don't they open stores in their own neighborhoods?
What every other ethnic group is telling us in these stores, is they want our money, but they don't wanna' to deal with us.
Besides, if the Black youth see that their elders aren't gonna' protect them from these thrill-kill white cops, what other option do they see at their disposal? And ultimately, what options are we, the Black elders, really giving them?
So, if you're a middle-aged Black person, who sees this behavior in our children as backwards, let me pose a question to you: what have you/we done as a measure to stop our children from being shot down in the streets like dogs?
Why haven't myriad amounts of us taken to the streets, or marched on these police precincts, to stop the indiscriminate slaughter of our children?
Until we take the initiative to keep our kids safe, you might wanna' save your critiques and literally pass the torch to our young people, if we're not prepared to offer them a serious alternative in response to the rapacious acts of the white gestapo...I mean, the local police.
To the elders of the Black Diaspora, it's time to put up or shut up, when it comes to protecting our children. They're crying out for our help...will we heed the call?
If you'd like to see the post I wrote about Haitians, Jamaicans and Black Africans, and why they own retail stores in america quicker than Black americans; you can check it out here.