Today I’m going to get deep with the game. I’ve always wondered what was in the subconscious mind of Black folks that we really don’t support other Black people. The other day I was visiting my mom in the city. One of her good friends owns a bakery. I frequent there all the time because they make the best wheat bread. On my walk back to my mom’s house, I made an observation. I counted over 55 stores in the area. Out of those 55, only two were Black owned. Keep in mind its only Black customers. The two businesses were owned by an African and a Jamaican. Basically no Black Americans. Everything else is owned by Asians, Indians and Latinos. To add to this, the Asian stores had zero Black people working in them. You have all these non Black people in the heart of the Black community, with 100% Black customers and getting 100% of the Black money. I’m looking at this and it defies logic. Why do you drive through Black neighborhoods and not see any Black businesses? We need to look deep into that. How come Black people aren’t doing anything when it comes to being independent? What is it on a subconscious level that stops Black people? When I say Black people, I really mean Black Americans. Other Black people don’t have that attitude. They come over here and get to handling business. So what’s going on with Black people? When I brought this up, the first thing that was said was racism. I say that’s bullshit! That’s not holding anyone back from owning their own business. Racism is not to blame for us not getting our shit together. Racism is not stopping you from picking up a book, educating yourself and learning some game. Racism is not stopping you for pulling your resources together with other Black people. You guys know I’m the first one to point out anything racist coming from anywhere. So we can get off that. It really just comes down to one thing. Deep down Black folks LOVE being dependent on Whites. I call it the different strokes syndrome or White daddy syndrome. We all know it on a certain level, but a lot of Black people won’t admit this. This is a harsh reality that we need to come to terms with. Black people suffering from different strokes syndrome. Let that sink in and you tell me if I’m telling a lie. The thing is everything that the Black collective does in this country is based on slavery. Most of the behavior and social patterns were learned during slavery. The bad thing is that we have not been debriefed and still carry a lot of that baggage. Our names, food we eat, religions we practice and some of our sexual patterns. When you have a bunch of women having babies by a bunch of different guys, that’s from slavery. Men knocking up a bunch of women and bouncing, that’s from slavery. Other people do shit like this but it’s accepted with us. Also during slavery, the most envied slave was the slave with a White daddy. A slave with a White dad had certain privileges. He had more access to education, better food, better clothes and he could travel. That became a prized thing in the black community. A lot of Blacks had a desire to have a White father. This is why so many slaves were so loyal. A lot of rebellions didn’t pop off because of this. When it was time to rise up, some Black person would fuck it all up. The slaves would say, “Let’s go free and become independent”, “Let’s go do our own thing”. It only took one to say, “Nothing is wrong with this. White daddy takes care of us. Fuck being free, I’m about to go tell on you guys.” Unfortunately, a lot of Black people have that same mentality today. A lot of you really wish you had a White daddy. This is why certain Black people will look at you crazy if you start talking independence. Personally I’m motivated by independence. Conscious Black folks are motivated by independence. The average Black person is motivated by acceptance. They want White daddy to accept them. That’s why Blacks feel so good when they get certain jobs. They love bragging about being the first Black person at their job. “I was the first Black person at my job”, “I was the first Black person at the tennis club”, “I was the first Black person at my sorority/fraternity.” A lot of Black people get off on that and you guys know it’s true. Blacks suffering from White daddy syndrome are usually always in church. Church helps them worship White daddy. To take it even deeper, some Black people like going to jail. Jail is a fucked up place and certain dudes act like they like jail. On a subconscious level jail represents White daddy. When you’re in jail, you don’t have any responsibilities. White daddy will give you clothes, feed you and take care of you. For some that’s better than nothing. Even though it’s a horrific place, some people are used to it. It’s like a vacation to some of them. Look at the hoodrats just being comfortable getting a little bullshit check. White daddy takes care of you, you get to smoke weed and fuck dusty guys all day. Another example of this syndrome is Black Americans always claiming some type of White ancestry. We all know some Black people who are black as hell saying, “I’m mixed with Irish”, “I’m mixed with German.” That’s a subconscious play on White daddy. Even to a certain degree, sports represent White daddy. The White team owners are your daddy and they even act that way. All you really have to do is run, jump, party, bang women and get a check from daddy. That’s a Black man dream. Notice when a lot of the athletes retire, they go broke. White daddy isn’t taking care of them and they didn’t really learn any financial skills. Also, this is why movies like The Blind Side are so popular with Black people. They love the movie even though it was very negative. All the Black people in the movie are on drugs or selling drugs, big Mike is low-key retarded and he’s asexual in the movie (I don’t know any high school football players that don’t have a few girls choosing them). The White people got to come in and save the day. That plays into the Black desire to be saved by Whites. I heard Black people saying, “Big Mike is lucky”, “I wish that was my family”, “I wish Sandra Bullock would adopt me.” That’s that old slave mentality; that White daddy complex. That’s some real sick shit we have not gotten over. The White daddy thing goes back to independence. It’s much harder to be independent. Again, a lot of Black people won’t admit this. I see how some of you start brown-nosing for acceptance. You don’t want to participate in anything that will show Black independence. Anything to do with black reliance turns you off. It’s easier for White daddy to do it. If you’re offended, this is about you. If you’re offended, is this what plays in your mind when you get around white people? “Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum, What might be right for you, may not be right for some. A man is born, he’s a man of means. Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans. But they got, Diff’rent Strokes. It takes, Diff’rent Strokes. It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world. Everybody’s got a special kind of story, Everybody finds a way to shine, It don’t matter that you got not alot, So what, They’ll have theirs, and you’ll have yours, and I’ll have mine. And together we’ll be fine….Because it takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world. Yes it does. It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.” Do you want White daddy to give you bunk beds for you and you’re brother? Charge this mentality to the game Black folks. It’s time to step up to the plate and support Black independence. Its time to support Black businesses. Until this happens, Black people will always be looked at as second class citizens.
Afterthought: My condolences go out to the friends & family members of the Sikh Temple shooting victims.