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“They Are Still Our Slaves’ – A White Man’s Perspective On Black People

Written by Ujamaa Team

For those of you who heard of it, this is an article Dee Lee was reading on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn’t hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.

“They Are Still Our Slaves”

We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, “The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book.

We now live in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. com, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality photo (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.

GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%).

Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing.
They would rather buy some new sneakers than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, and they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them “Status” or that they have achieved their Dream. They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities.
With the help of BET, and the rest of their Black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They’ll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.

SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture.”Talented Tenth” he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some “form” of success. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn’t read that the “Talented Tenth” was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life.

Instead, that segment has created another class, Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance.
When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.
They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM)
They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own , as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms.

Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are “helping” their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, ‘THEY DON’T READ!!!!

Now that you have read this, I want to get an ongoing discussion on the topic. I want everyone who reads this to post your opinions of this letter. Do you feel that is true. If so, in what ways? How can us as the African race get away from these stereotypes or accusations that are raised within this text?
The evidence is provided in this letter. Did this letter take you aback as it did to us? Let us know what you think. Tell your friends to read this also. Remember that in order to have progress you must address the issues pertaining to your people so please keep this in mind and educate your friends and most importantly educate yourselves.

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  • WOW – painful read. Something I preach about often (I am not a preacher). There just isn’t any hope or help for us. Sadly and so very sadly this article is true (and I do read). I was born in Harlem New York, white people have taken over Harlem. The beautiful wonderfully made brownstone building are being brought and repaired by white people who want all blacks out, they even changed the name to North Manhattan. Did any of our big celebrities and athletics buy any of those buildings?? I wish I could help my people, I believe it’s a little to late and not enough help.

  • Oh, boy…..this was an awesome article. I do love the TRUTH. But what are they going to do about it? Black people don’t stick together. They do not help each other and that is the main reason why they are so far behind. Too many of us have a horrible attitude or a strange belief that someone owes us something. It is true. It is well written in so many books that they will never pick up and READ. What are we, THE BLACK RACE, going to do about it? I say it is long past due that we join together as a race and GET IT DONE. Stop making them rich, stop allowing them to press us down, RISE UP, STAND UP, GET UP….

  • This is not true at all. All these are things that ails the han race. Not just the black people. Or you want to tell e that all the white people (or other people who are not black) are so kind to each other and just smoothly work together with no quarrels or misunderstanding?Or that they can’t be impulsive buyers?Or that they too do not neglect their families? Or better yet,is it only black people that are illiterate so to speak because they don’t read? Fallacies.Not just black people need containment. The whole human race does.

    • Bitter truth ,I concur.let’s accept and deal with those issues,they’re real.Burying our selves in the sand or being defensive won’t help either. We should be thanking that white man for telling us what they really think about us,that’s all the ammunition we need,to assert ourselves and fight Back to earn there respect,not demand it as we always do.

  • USD10 billion, such an amount would have drilled and equipped 2,000,000 boreholes at USD5,000 each in Africa, what a Christmas gift that would be!

  • Yes. It is true. We as a people are mentally enslaved. We teach it to our children, and it is taught in schools.

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