White Flight Vs Future Majority

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Hello fellow zobopians! Yeah, I know. I haven’t post an original blog post in a while. I’ve been re-blogging other posts by other bloggers. They were good reads I had to share. Thanks for reading!

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I’ve been thinking about the concept of Black Americans becoming the “Future Majority” in the USA. I’m not all that excited about it. Think about it, if you are a social majority in America and “still” have no social power to show for it, what’s the point in bragging about it? It’s like the fact that Black Americans are a $1 trillion-a-year consumer spenders. What do we have to show for it? Where’s the “Black Power” at?

Food for thought right? Well, let me get to my stream of thought for today. I was thinking about what the “past” effects of white flight will have on the “future” Black Majority in America. Because of the social aversion of white flight, white people don’t want to live near Blacks; don’t want to go to school with Blacks; don’t want to play with Blacks; and when these white kids grow up to become adults, they won’t want to hire Blacks in employment. And that’s why there’s no DIVERSITY in corporate America and Silicon Valley. Duh!

This is what white flight and re-segregation has done and will do to the future majority of America. So, whether you like it or not, school integration, at least, is the best solution for the future of America. At least for us Black people…Damn!

Until neXt time…

Basic Income: What It Is, and Why It’s Necessary

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The Robopocalypse is here!

Originally posted on :

Factory

I must have blinked, because we’re suddenly living in the future.

We’re still a long way off from Futurama-style home-to-work pneumo tubes, flying cars, or proper artificial intelligence (seriously, Siri, you suck pretty hard), but in every other respect, our technologies are growing at an almost unimaginable pace. In just my father’s lifetime we’ve gone from computers that took up an entire wall to handheld and wearable technology orders of magnitude more powerful than their predecessors. Elsewhere, breakthroughs in physical manufacturing processes have given us the ability to produce amazingly intricate products on a massive scale.

A casualty of all this precipitous technological progress, of course, is human jobs. Technology is liberating us from many of the pedestrian distractions that used to fill our days, but they’re also taking our livelihood. It’s inevitable; there’s no two ways about it. And what we do about this problem is going to…

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Fear and Loathing in Post-Racial America: A Review of Between the World and Me

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Definitely food for thought!

Originally posted on The Lone Black Savant:

By Phillip Logan

Between the World and Me [i]is not the stereotypical hope-filled ‘I have seen the mountaintop’ book on race. If this book was released two years ago, I would be completely in love with it. Coates’ frankness and blunt opinions on ‘being Black in America’ are a welcome sight for people tired of the rhetorical flamboyance and theology-fueled theatrics of the Black public intellectual circuit. On this ground, I recommend this book for two audiences. For white audiences, this book is to be read in order to understand a particular Black mindset that finds its fame in moments of Black emergency. Coates possesses a Black mindset nurtured by a two-faced creature of Black America’s tumultuous experience, but carrying a naked materialism as a divine wisdom about American society, versus the ‘fire and brimstone’ convictions of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr or a Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

For…

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You Sunk My Battle Flag

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Hello fellow zobopians! I’ve been re-blogging other people’s posts because I didn’t quite have anything to say at the time. You would think I’d have an opinion about something since there’s always a crisis going on in the world and America. (I’ve been gathering my thoughts.)

If it’s not white cops gunning down Black people, then it’s Black-on-Black crime/violence that nobody cares about. Then comes along Rachel Dolezal whose been ‘passing’ for Black for so many years. The Dolezal situation leads people to discuss ‘White Privilege’ and ‘White Cultural Appropriation’; which seems to me like two sides of the same coin. You have to have privilege to appropriate other people’s culture, right?

Now before I can keep up, it’s a lone white gunman, (who had so much racial contempt for “all” Black people), exterminating nine defenseless Black individuals in a church. This violent act is evil enough as it is.
What gets me is how people, (Black and white), attempt to connect this bloody act to a southern Confederate battle flag?  Which came first: white racial contempt for Black people or the battle flag?

I’ve never been a fan of the Confederate battle flag.  I know what it represents.  Today’s southern white society try to convince everybody that the Confederate flag represents a ‘New South’.  And yet the flag hasn’t changed since its inception from the ‘Old South’ in the year 1861.  (The Hate is the Heritage!)

Confederate battle flag

Confederate

Flags change over time to represent new things and ideals.  The Germans used the Nazi swastika from 1933 to 1945.  The Nazi flag was never the original German flag and we should all hope it never flies again.

Nazi flag

Nazi flag

Even the Japanese had to change their flag by getting rid of the “rising sun with rays” to indicate a new direction for the country.

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Japan Empire flag

The United States flag has changed over time too; but that’s because America has changed a lot since 1777, if anyone has noticed.  The Confederate battle flag represented a secession government.  (Remember: the Old South)

The USA already has a national flag; it’s the 50-star United States flag.  It’s a flag of union.  (That includes you south!)  The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of seceding from the union because white ancestors didn’t believe in the Republican ideal of being ‘slave-free’.  (We all know slavery is a touchy subject.)  If today’s whites insist that “their” red stars and bars doesn’t represent HATE for Black people, then it’s time for them to ditch these colors for the ones we already have…The RED, WHITE and BLUE!

flag of USA

50-star USA flag

Until neXt time…

Pass to Power: What is Race and Passing?

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I wonder if this is the beginning of the ‘extinction’ of Black people. It could happen.

Originally posted on smntks:

Busted: Rachel Dolezal, Howard Graduate, Head of the NAACP in Spokane, and outspoken black community activist is white.  Outed by a local reporter and mercilessly–and hilariously–taken down on twitter Rachel has sparked lots of chatter about what is race and who can be which one.  Passing points to the essential function of race–that it structures power, not color.  People who pass are not trying to look different, they are trying to change their status.

Race is not in our DNA, it’s a social construct.  That means, despite what your eyes see, there are not different races of people.  In fact, there is no gene for race in the human genome.  Biologically, humans are all part of one family.

So, if race isn’t real, then we can just say racism is dead, yell, “Black President!” and get on with it right?  Wrong.  I mean, have you read this blog before?  Since the birth…

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Why Can’t Rachel Dolezal be Black?

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Why in this ‘white privilege’ world does a white person try this hard to claim being Black?

Originally posted on Old Pair of Genes:

The news of Rachel Dolezal as someone who has “pretended” to be black came to light at an interesting time. A few weeks ago, former decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, came out as a trans-woman, henceforth identifying as Caitlyn Jenner. It is broadly accepted among academics that gender and sex are not the same thing; sex is a biological reality, and gender is a social role that someone fills in society. While biological sex tends to be binary (male/female, with the exception of things such hermaphroditism), gender can be seen as more of a spectrum. So how does this relate to race, or does it?

As a preface, I am not suggesting that gender is culturally equivalent to race, though both are cultural constructs and neither are biological realities. Race is a manner in which people are classified by phenotypic characteristics (often skin color), while gender, though often defined by…

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The psychopathic leaders of America

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I don’t think SHEEP know they’re SHEEP!

Originally posted on Fabius Maximus website:

Summary: Slowly we begin to hear the warnings about our leaders. America is not a meritocracy, and our system promotes people with the traits of psychopaths. A cold hard insight that can help us choose better leaders for our future. {1st of 2 posts today.}

“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
Speech by union leader Nicholas Klein (1918).

Snakes in SuitsAvailable at Amazon.

This is a good step for America: “Why It Pays to Be a Jerk” by Jerry Useem, The Atlantic, June 2015 — “New research confirms what they say about nice guys.” Useem shows us harsh facts about America through a soft filter, as the author sells this to us as a good thing.

But it’s a start at progress to see the reality behind the…

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One Minute Of Volunteering – May 2015

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1 Million Kids – CheerfulGivers

Hello fellow world zobopians!  It’s been almost a year and a half since I became a virtual volunteer for the charitable organization Cheerful Givers.  [I haven’t forgotten.]  It only takes but a minute to think about giving a minute of your time.

So, will you join in helping Cheerful Givers to give a Happy Birthday to One Million less fortunate kids?  Every $10 brings us one child closer to reaching this goal by the end of May. www.cheerfulgivers.org/give

Need your help to reach Cheerful Givers  goal of giving birthday gifts to One Million less fortunate kids since the organization began.  Any donation helps at www.cheerfulgivers.org/give

More at : https://www.facebook.com/cheerfulgivers or https://twitter.com/cheerfulgivers – @cheerfulgivers

Until neXt time…

America: Communist Little Helper

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Back again today for another thought stream.  Wake up world zobopians!

America is [and have always been] helping Communist around the world.  [Soviet Russia, Vietnam, China, plus most other Marxist regimes.]  The American government have been moving heaven and earth to bring more trade [and trade secrets] to Communist China.  [It won’t end with IBM selling off its computer division to become Lenovo in China.]  Remember when Yahoo and Cisco tried to sell technology to prop-up the communist status quo?  Rupert Murdoch [FOX Corp] has been doing that for years so he could sell TV to Chinese viewers.  But to do that you have to give in to the communist rules.  What?

Even merchants like Wal-Mart are helping too.  They out-source manufacturing jobs and other forms of loss-of-jobs only to help keep these communist regimes in power.  Russian communist revolutionaries long ago gladly took Capitalist money.  That means the Cold War was a joke.

Just resently Lenovo was caught and accused of putting adware on their laptop computers.  My opinion is, China will succeed where V.I. Lenin’s Soviet Russia failed.

A link for you check out about the Cold War pretense.

War On Poverty Is Phony Pretense

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Hello fellow world zobopians!  I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t think I had anything important to say…until now.

The War on Poverty is a War on Poor People

The war on poverty never intended to be a war at all.  It was mostly a painfully timid and overly self-conscious assault on the consequences of human misery.  The war on poverty was [and probably still is] a vehicle for the perpetuation of the view that poverty was traceable to individual shortcomings on the part of poor people.  People are poor because they have no money or power to negotiate with.

When the poor eat the rich, what will rich people taste like?

Until neXt time…

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