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A Black History Perspective: The Impact of Immigration on Black America (475 hits)

My concern: Divide and Conquer!

" I came to America with nothing, I toke advantage of all the opportunities afforded me, and I worked for everything that I have." This is the standard mantra you hear from the industrious migrant.

The reality, Black immigrants legal or illegal, you are viewed by Corporate America as "Good Negroes."

I use the term Negro, because Corporate America does not see Negroes as a threat, especially those on bond, work visas or waiting for their residence status, and those illegal immigrants working for them in the shadows.

When it came to the menial jobs: nannies, cooks, house cleaners, chauffeurs, mechanics, gardeners, etc who would be the first to accept below minimum wages, or compromise their values for a job? When the fair labor laws were changed to benefit minorities, and quotas for loans, grants, scholarships, etc., who do you think jumped the line? An Immigrant!

Those who worked for these corporate individuals would be offered opportunities, and the references needed when applying to anything in Corporate America.

My Reality: The System is trumped up against Us as a People, this is not an excuse.

I went to Catholic school with the Irish and the Italians in NYC. The Irish were the police capitalizing on the Italian crime syndicate of extortion and the Jewish controlled the courts profiting on the Blacks and Hispanics incarceration for, most times trumped up cases.

The Jewish were also the slum landlords and merchants exploiting and taking full advantage of the plight of the Black communities to enrich their own.

After saying all of this, the issue is very little has changed since then and now.

The finger pointing, the fact that the majority of White Americans rarely live in or near Black communities, the criminals they face are their own, and the White Collar criminals which are also themselves, Politicians and the Corporate lobbyist, etc., yet the Black Americans are the blight on the State of the Union.

Since there is no limitation on murder cases and other civil liberties crimes, now with documented photos and business records that can identify the victims and their murderers / violators. This is where the historians and researchers, who love to correct and lecture, could be devoting their efforts in researching out and identify of the criminals. Their benefactors and heirs should have pay retribution and restitution for their crimes.

Every other ethnic group, who migrated to the USA after slavery were given opportunities and privileges over Blacks in America. For one, they didn't hold past resentment for enslavement, so they were less of a threat and these groups were willing to accept whatever they were offered. This is much like the immigration issue with Mexican workers. In union terms, those other ethnic groups would be considered "Scabs".

This is not to ignore how other African descendant groups from the Motherland and the Caribbean take full advantage of this condition, I can speak to that fact having deep roots in the Caribbean.

On accepting helpless refugees into the country is much different from that of an immigration issue.

Point, each of these groups, in a lot of cases were and are being supported by their governments with subsidies aiding in their sustainability, then each one brings one or the whole family and then their village. Not only are most of these other ethnic groups, many family members, most of them are of the same Religious beliefs, which further ties them together, eventually impacting our traditions to fit their values. Instead of assimilating they, then use our own laws to suit themselves.

Look at what happens after an international disaster, these refugees are brought to the USA, and tax payers restore their lives. We have tax and insurance paying citizens still after Katrina, Sandy, etc., still waiting for Government intervention in their recovery.

If you consider how the Black race is portrayed in Corporate Media around the World, it is no wonder why we as a people, especially those of us speaking different languages, do not identify with each other, The Curse of Babel.

Our so called Black Elitist need to stop trying to Fitting-In, "What they don't realize that They are serious when They say that no matter which ethnic group referring, we all look alike to THEM?" ( The Horrid Elitist Minority)

We African / Americans are a family and it is time that we begin working toward our own family's interests. The idea that, "Charity begins at home" is not separatism nor selfishness. The neglecting of ourselves and relying on others to provide for us nurtures that negative perception other families have of our community.

I believe it is time for White America to realize we are a Western Hemisphere Tribe, made up of many families, separated by oceans, cultures, customs and religions.

To a lot of the rest of The World, We All are the Ugly Americans!
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II
Friday, February 17th 2017 at 11:09AM
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Mr. Ivan,

You ignorant idiot, I beg you to stop your whining and complaining about it’s time for White Americans that we are a Weston Hemisphere Tribe…… and present to Black Americans what is Black America’s permanent solution!

I presented eight years ago that Black America’s only permanent solution is that we must desire to become a sovereign people in a country of our own with our own prophet who must be the same race as we are and with our own religion to pursue life, liberty, happiness and prosperity in our own way.

Can you trump my solution, Mr. Ivan? If you cannot trump my solution then shut your mouth and follow me.

Friday, February 17th 2017 at 11:44PM
Harry Watley
Harry,

I see you are still at it, if anyone was listening to you, you wouldn't be wasting your time responding to me. You already know what I think of your perspective.

The Americas is my birth right, so I am not going nowhere.


Harry,

I feel President Trump will be the best thing that has happened for Black Americans with the realization not to expect any special attention or assistance, and with Ms. Clinton, It would have been business as usual with the Republicans trying to block every effort she would make.

The character of President Obama's efforts has done so much toward the empowerment of our Black Family.

It is hard to imagine what America will be like now he is gone, especially for US!

Now, Obama is out office, we have to do like Harriet Tubman...

..., By Their Own Rules

http://hbcuconnect.com//content/292013/by-their-own-rules

To me, Harry you are still "Harry the Clown!"
Sunday, February 19th 2017 at 7:24PM
Ivan Butcher II
Mr. Butcher!

I asked you to stop whining and complaining and put forth a permanent solution. Your best and most recent answer you said this, “I feel President Trump will be the best thing that has happened for Black Americans”

Your permanent solution is stupid because at best Pres. Trump can only be in office for eight years so your solution for Black Americans is not permanent. You are an idiot!

I said that Black America’s only permanent solution is for Black Americans to desire to become a sovereign people in a country of our own with our own prophet, our own religion and our own spiritual book pursuing life, liberty, happiness and prosperity in our own way!

Monday, February 20th 2017 at 2:34AM
Harry Watley
The sad thing about communicating with you, Harry! you are a Fool, but there are lessons in each exchange with others.

First off, You will not reach the Youth or the ill informed by debating History or Religion.

I would agree that this generation will be the hardest to reach because of the fact that their lives have been void of Religious principles. It will be almost impossible to help someone spiritually if they do not realize that they have a Soul.

As a vocational art instructor, my solution has been to offer empowerment through trades for their self-realization. Art was my salvation, I had the need to (rebel) express myself and once I realized that if I want respect I had to give respect.

As an educator, before you will get disenchanted / disenfranchised youth to listen to what you have to share, you have to show them your human side,  they don't want to hear political rhetoric.
 
What will make the difference is if those productive men, still there in our communities, become the father / male role model to help others with the training, the resources, the guidance and leadership needed to discourage anti-social behavior.

Most of the petty and the felony crimes that are committed in our society can be prevented. Today's educational system is outdated and underfunded. We graduate thousands every year and the thousands of dropouts are sent out into our communities with a certificate / diploma. Some are barely able to fill out an application for a job. It puts a lot of them in a survival mode, quoting Malcolm X said, By any means necessary. The Youth refer to their crimes committed in the community as, "Street Tax."

When they took vocational training out of Jr. HS, add in social promotion and the fact the drug business was more lucrative, there in lies the problem. I am a strong advocate for vocational training, instead of a college degree that forces you to need a job.

In today's economic atmosphere, it would be more of an advantage for individuals to offer their services oppose to asking for a job.

Independent Contracting

A solution and a better use of our human resources here would be independent contracting.

All are not college bound. When we send our children out into society without a viable trade or a marketable skill, we are breeding generations of beggars, criminals, thieves, welfare recipients or they leave. No child should leave school without a trade. Those college students with a trade could easily supplement their education without going into deep student loan debt.

In today's economic atmosphere, it would be more of an advantage for individuals to offer their services oppose to asking for a job. An independent contractor would still have the ability to work for someone and for themselves. As an independent contractor your services would be made more marketable.

The biggest drawback from this licensing status  is that the independent contractor is responsible for their own taxes, pension, health and life insurance. A solution  is to find an established  group insurance provider that would pick up these artisans, or to create a group health and insurance plan to accommodate this group. 

The benefits from this licensing arrangement would help to encourage and to establish a home cottage industry, increase the tax base, reduce unemployment and welfare, including addressing some of our social ills caused by the lack of work opportunities and self-esteem. 

The message I would like to leave:

Our history has to be written, rewritten and illustrated from our perspective. There is a big world market out there that needs access to a new truth. This will not happen if it is left up to the prejudiced, mind-controlling, self-interest for profit entities.

I believe the way to reach the dysfunctional and the disenchanted Youth is to have their younger siblings be their mentors, showing them that they themselves should and could be doing better.

From my experiences as an educator, to inspire and to encourage reading, I feel that the best way to address the literacy issues with our children today, especially with all of their distractions, is through illustration.

Students writing, illustrating and reading theirs and other students' writings may encourage and inspire others to begin reading, much like how when they go home with a cold infecting everyone in the house.

To ignore the power offered by communicating through the social media websites, reminded me of the old saying, "If you want to hide something from a Negro put it in a book." Today, the internet should be our method of sharing information just like how our ancestors used the beating of the drums and the sending of smoke signals to communicate amongst themselves.

Every one of us knows someone who has accomplished a goal, achieved recognition, promoting and marketing their goods and services, that we can be using the internet for its free Advertising platform.

Their plan in the Public School System for No Child Left Behind is to Dumb Down the Future.

Fahrenheit 451?

http://hbcuconnect.com/content/203579/fahrenheit-451

Harry! I didn't spend the time to express to you. I hope those that may under/ over stand my message, Our family is ill, and we have to fix that... Harry sounds like a Brain Washed Negro trying to distract.

Monday, February 20th 2017 at 9:24AM
Ivan Butcher II
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