In reading the views of some Black people I am convinced that they are indeed damaged individuals. Their quest is to project their own individual deficiencies upon the 'Black race' where we all can share in their individual mental hangups.
A blog that was brought to my attention by the "Field Negro" blog is a worthy candidate for classification as "Systematic Black Inferiority". The "Will Caper's Blaque Ink" Blog is a documentation of one Black man's psychosis.
1. If I'm in a group of others who look like me, that is a cause for some kind of suspicion.
2. In order to not cause suspicion, I must be in the company of (mostly) whites.
3. If I move, I can be sure I will likely end up in poor neighborhood whether I want to or not.
4. If I move into a white neighborhood, it will be enough to arouse suspicion with my neighbors.
5. When I go shopping, I can be sure I will arouse suspicion and be followed around.
6. I will be sure that when I turn on the TV, I will most likely see others who look like me as ball players, criminals, clowns or overall failures of society.
7. When I turn to the local news on tv or in a newspaper, I can be sure most of the crime reported will have faces of suspects who look like me.
8. I know that my history is celebrated during the shortest month of the year and will likely not be celebrated any other time.
9. I know that most of the history taught is of history of mainly white people.
10. I can be sure that most of the stories I have to read for class are stories written by whites featuring white characters.
While Mr Capers' list is hailed as a masterpiece by many of his fellow Black Progressive-Fundamentalists that traffic upon Black inferiority - I can't help but see it as a "joke list".
Note in the first 10 items that there is no hint that we as a people - a free people - can do anything about the fate that has been documented.
He does not mention that it was Carter G Woodson who selected the month for "Black History Week". He mentions nothing about utilizing his blog as an outlet from which Black history could be garnered 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The purpose of Mr Capers' blog is not to address the inferiorities that he has listed.
Instead its purpose is to document them.
Compare the value of Mr Caper's "List of Black Inferiority" with the model that has been captured on this blog:
The Community's Permanent Interests
- Safe Streets - So that the fabric of the community can be strengthened as individuals congregate together without fear
- Quality Education - So that our young people can be trained into becoming the professional service providers that our community needs to retain a high standard of living
- Thriving Local Economies - to allow goods and services to be exchanged, providing for economic sustenance and skills development of our people
- Healthy Lifestyles and Relationship Outcomes - insuring that our people live long, loving lives that are fulfilling
- Comprehensive and Enduring Solutions
- A Preference For Organic Solutions That Develop Our Competencies
Sadly even more established Black media operatives voice the views of Capers, dressed up in a more formalized cloak.
The Root.com: How To Tell If Our Leaders Are Brainwashed:
You know black leaders are brainwashed when ...
1) ... they fear that talking about racism may hamper their success.
2) ... they roll over at the slightest hint of retaliation.
3) ... they allow avowed enemies to define their agenda.
4) ... they quickly retreat from already weak positions.
5) ... they swiftly throw another black person under the bus to appear less racist.
6) ... they are more concerned about status among whites than defending black people.
7) ... they equalize racism, making it a black and white thing.
8) ... they legitimize, tolerate or excuse white groups, pundits or individuals who race-bait.
9) ... they allow whites to redefine the meaning of ''racism.''
10) ... they accept the ''post-racial'' illusion as our reality.
Tom Burrell is a marketing communications pioneer, founder and former CEO of Burrell Communications, and an Advertising Hall of Fame inductee
Is there any qualification of "the Black Position" or "defending Black people" beyond anything other than POPULARITY? What about results, Mr Burrell? When a set of theories fail does your list call for them to be inspected and changed? Or should we stay loyal and 'try harder'?