This is the season for cotillions and now botillions, scholarships, luncheons and banquets, opportunities for those who have, and for those who work for companies who have, to send as many students to college as they can -- or so they say. Or do they send as many students to college as they can?
College has become more competitive as higher education has become a more prized commodity in the global workforce. Even the once "self-made" man and woman, whose entrepreneurial spirit once shunned education, had better have an MBA from some top tier "B-school" (business school), or have someone working for them who has one, in order to compete.
When you gamble, at some point, all bets may come off the table, because for some, either there is nothing to lose, or there is nothing to gain.
As a people, Blacks may have come to the point where all bets are off.
We've reached a point where everyone knows that they don't really have to care about us. There is no incentive to do right by us on any level because we haven't done what we need to do to control our communications, our economy or anything that we actually could have controlled.
If there are more than nine million of us according to the 2004 US Census, why are there only a little more than two hundred thousand of us making $100,000 or more? Maybe it's because we were never meant to live the American Dream.
More than forty years after the end of the baby boom, black Americans born between 1946 and 1964 "are no better off relative to whites than their parents and grandparents" were in terms of income, according to a Duke University study. Black baby boomers have not closed the income gap, even though they have made strides says the researchers.
So what are the states where Black baby boomers are making at least $100,000? Once again, the answers may surprise you.
A key characteristic of The Black Anglo Saxon is his comparison to a group of people he defines as "Niggers," who are all things wretched and all things horrible about the Black race. The Black Anglo Saxon defines "Niggerish" behavior and then assigns that behavior to some lower economic portion of the Black race.
However, the Black Anglo Saxon has a relationship with Niggers that is inextricably interdependent. In other words, the Black Anglo Saxon must have Niggers beneath him in order to define his exaltation above the Nigger experience.