People are crying out that they are not being treated equally. (Flashback to when I was a kid whining, “It’s not fair!” and being told that “Life is’t fair.”) Are they actually being treated unfairly or is it just that they are not seeing the whole story. If you have an illness and just treat the symptoms then you will never be healed.
Equality among the races happened decades ago. The problem is that people aren’t taking advantage of it. It’s almost like they enjoy being the underdog and like to complain. Perhaps they are hoping that they will get a free pass to skate through life without any effort. Life takes effort. You can choose to accept it or keep wishing and buying lottery tickets until you die with nothing.
Black people are not as repressed as they think they are. Look at what is possible. Let’s look at a few successful black people:
Kenneth Frasier: CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck.
Ursula Burns : CEO of Xerox. (And a woman!! You go girl!)
Kenneth Chenault: CEO of American Express.
Roger Ferguson: Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and now on the board of directors at Alphabet.
Nobody is repressing them. They took what life offered and made it happen.
The big picture here is that all humans are equal. You just have to take the initiative. Nobody is going to hand it to you no matter what your race is.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
- Stop sitting in your car and listening to noisy music. Apply yourself in school and spend that time studying and preparing to make something of yourself.
- Stop wasting time playing basketball. The chances of you being in the NBA are actually better if you’re black but still astronomical.
- Stop wasting money on alcohol and drugs. Spend it on bettering yourself. Buy a computer.
- Dress nicely and get a professional haircut. You won’t get any good job offers if you look like a thug. Pull up your pants and be a man.
- Learn to speak proper English. Companies want to hire professional sounding people. Make sure you can write well too.
- Pay your bills so you will have a good credit score. Don’t waste money on stupid things.
- Hang around with quality people. It rubs off either way.
- Don’t waste time and money at bars. Go the the library.
- Have fewer children. It costs $233,610 to raise a child to the age of 18. Can you afford it?
- Apply yourself at work. You have to show that you are trustworthy and earn that raise.
Look at the big picture. The only thing holding you back is yourself. You don’t have to be white to be successful. You only have to be serious about it.
I’m not telling you to “Be White.” I’m telling you to “Be Right.” The world will open up to you.