quote:Originally posted by MBM:quote:Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
Black Middle Class vs. "American" Middle Class?
What's "American"? "White"? Aren't African-Americans AMERICANS too?
An aggreagate of all Americans versus African Americans.
Oh, now I get it.
In comparison to other middle class communities of other races, unfortunately the Black Middle Class seems to be busy trying to emmulate the White Middle Class. A community of selfish, over-privileged "rugged individualists" with that tired old "conservative Protestant work ethic" of "everyone pull yourself up by your own bootstraps".
Pesonally, I think African-Americans need to get away from this "middleclassness" mentality. We should be concerned about improving our Community, and dismantling the opressive elements of the Establishment.
Being "middle class" is not good enough. Contrary to political Conservative rhetoric, being middle class or rich does not solve everything. Being rich does not mean that we have "made it". The Black Middleclass needs to send a message to other middle class community in America by showing that being middle class does not = "free" or "independent".
TRUE freedom, independence and brotherhood comes from what I call Communal Wealth. When your community at large is socially progressive, socially just, politically stable, financially wealthy ("wealth" is a much different concept than "rich"), and has communal work ethic and brother/sisterhood.