The Black Elite

In my last post, I spoke about how it’s time to start distancing ourselves from coons--Black people that start deflecting and coming up with smoke-screens when it’s time to talk about replacing the system of White supremacy with a system of justice. What a lot of Black people don’t know is that in every city, big or small, you have the Black Elite. The Black Elite is broken down into five groups--all working different angles with the same goal to deflect from the goal of having a system of justice. Now, when I say a system of justice, I just mean everything being on an even playing field; no special treatment for any groups. The Black Elite has already sold out. They have no interest in helping the Black community. Their only job is to get a nice check and control progress, nothing more and nothing less. Let’s break down the different parts of the Black Elite.

Church- This is the most dangerous division of the Black Elite. Certain pastors use the church to keep you sleeping. All week, you’re ready for a change. All week, you can’t wait to get to church to talk about ways to organize and discuss the means to hold our elect officials accountable; instead, you get a sleeping pill. For hours, you hear that the best way to fix your problems is to pray and give the church money. Every time you ask about solutions, all you hear is “Let’s pray on it.” “The Lord will help us.” “God won’t let you struggle if he knew you couldn’t handle it.” What kind of backwards shit is that? How can you talk about Heaven and you are teaching me to be comfortable living in Hell? I don’t want to wait for the afterlife. I want my Heaven now.

Media- These are Black people that have radio shows, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, and websites. Millions of us listen to them every day. The two most popular Black websites are Media Takeout and Worldstar Hip Hop. What do they talk about? Nothing of importance. Listen to your local radio station. What do they talk about? Nothing of relevance.  Instead of talking about the graduation rate, you hear about what BeyoncĂ© did on vacation. You hear about how much money Rick Ross spent at the strip club.  You hear about the upcoming B.E.T Awards.

Academia- These are the Black people that work for your elementary schools, high schools, community colleges, and universities. Their job is to deflect the influence the dominant society has in the education system. When you say, “Why is my child in special education?” “Why is my child not learning anything?” They say, “Because you’re poor.”, “He listens to rap.”, “His parents didn’t go to college.” We all know that has nothing to do with why our kids aren’t learning. Over 90% of teachers are middle-aged White women that couldn’t give two fucks if a Black child is learning. The majority of schools--with 100% Black students--have all White teachers. On the flipside, you cannot point out a school--that is 100% White--with Black teachers. It just doesn’t exist. Don’t you think there’s a reason behind that?

Insignificant Titles– These are Black people that have fancy titles. I’m the chief of police, captain of the fire department, councilman, alderman, Vice President, Deputy, etc.; they have beautiful business cards and even a parking space. Now, what do they do for the everyday-Black person? Absolutely nothing. Most of them have non-profit corporations that they use to take all of the resources. A grant comes in for $100k, and $80k of it goes into their pockets. The IRS knows about this, but it does nothing. Why would it? These people are keeping you sleeping. The dominant society knows they can give these Black person a title and these Black people will walk around like they’re “the man/woman.” These people will defend that title 100%.

Money- These are Black people in your city with money. When I say money, I mean multi-millionaires. They have enough money to fund the after-school program or build a community center. They have enough money to put some Black kids to work. However, nope, won’t do that. The YMCA gets a check, the Boys’ and Girls’ Club gets a check, the Urban League gets a check, tsunami recovery gets a check, and school shooting funds get a check. What about Hurricane Katrina? Nope, won’t do that.

Again, it’s time to distance ourselves from people like this. It’s time to stop being scared. This is why we can’t get any respect. Until we meet again. –Reema Chronicles (March 24, 2014)

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