This information was posted on the BlackNation message board FREE TALK by one of our members. I thought I would copy and paste it here. If you have already seen it then please ignore it, If not, the information makes very interesting reading.
I don't know how you may feel about Tavis Smiley, but these ideas cannot be
Tavis Smiley's Black Think Tank:
1. The first Americans or native Americans going back to 13,000 BC were black! Look up the Folsom people who lived in Arizona.
2. Best reason to stop our use of the term African American and say Black. A white person who was born in Africa, who moves to America is an African American and qualifies for financial aid, etc., but will get the jobs/pay privileges afforded to whites.
3. Look up the Slavery Law of 1665 (which stayed in effect until 1968) and the Maryland Doctrine of Exclusion (1638): both laws state that blacks must be excluded from the benefits afforded whites and that blacks must remain
Noncompetitive with whites, except in sports and entertainment.
4. Two white men: Bill Gates and Larry Elision, combined have more wealth than the combined wealth of all 36 million blacks in America.
Civil Rights did not change the economic landscape or the balance of power in America.
5. Asians received 80% of all government minority set aside contracts.
6. Blacks eat more fish than whites by a four to one margin. For every dollar whites spend on fish, blacks spend nine dollars on fish. Fish sold wholesale for $1 will retail at $2.50 --$3.00. Guess what business we should be in as Blacks?
7. There are no black owned national cable or major network television stations. The black woman who owns our only black owned radio stations, plans to sell to white owners after hearing the deal Bob Johnson received
for selling BET. (Cathy Hughes is from OMAHA, ya'll!)
8. There are no black owned companies on the Wall Street Stock Exchange where blacks own the majority or controlling interest of the stock.!
9. 96% of all black inmates are men.
10. Over the next two years 440,000 black inmates will be released from prison. The State has no place to put them as they reenter society. (Halfway house business!)
11. In 1860, 98% of all Blacks in America worked for White people. 2001, 98% of all Blacks in America still work for white people.
12. In 1860, blacks in America had a combined net worth of half of one percentage point. Guess what in 2001, after Civil Rights, Jesse Jackson, Oprah, Shaq, NAACP, and Urban League, our combined net worth is half a percentage point.
13. For every dollar earned by a Jewish person, that dollar touches 12-18 Jewish hands before it leaves their community. For every dollar earned by a black person it leaves the community as soon as he or she earns it.
14. Last week in Washington, DC, black teenagers were arrested and booked for eating McDonalds on the metro subway. Cops cited the recent 5-4 court decision as the permission to arrest lawbreakers even for minor offenses.
15. 67% of all hate crimes in America are against blacks. After we get through being pleased that we have carpet in our office, a secretary, our name on the door and make six figures, we do not own anything. What will happen if you miss six months of work without pay? All we have left for our children is debt not an inheritance. You cannot pass welfare or food stamps
onto our kids as a nest egg! We are not even in the race. By the way, the word "race" hit the English language in the 16th century when Europeans held a contest to see who will win the race to gather the most wealth through exploitation of blacks.
You must read Powernomics by Claude Anderson. This is our blueprint to create wealth, not just have a job, but be a business owner, so you can hire people, be listed on the stock exchange, develop businesses to meet our needs. This is "Good Food" for thought. Print this and put it on your wall, tell your children and your grand children and please, please, pass it on to
all of your "Black Friends"