Environmental Factors Causing African American Invisibility

At the very highest levels of American society, the African American is rendered invisible. In order to be a ‘viable’ candidate for the American presidency, even Barack Obama must avoid being perceived as black.

He cannot talk about black issues [except for one speech]. In fact he has been required to studiously avoid the subject, even if anyone else brings it up. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are portrayed by mainstream America as somehow being ‘bad’ because they aggressively address issues of concern to the black community. Why do whites want to avoid it so badly?

Why are blacks virtually obsessed with talking about it? What is the nature of this phenomenon that makes black bad and subject to invisibility? If you are white and simply reading this makes you feel uncomfortable, then you know what we are talking about.

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2 thoughts on “Environmental Factors Causing African American Invisibility

  • 5th March 2009 at 6:48 pm

    F.Y.I.: (the economy, and the prospect for people of colour)

    Debtor Nation:

    A Deptor Nation is a nation with a cumulative balance of payments deficit. A Debtor Nation has negative net investment after recording all of the financial transactions it has completed Worldwide.

    Investopedia Says:

    Nations that have invested fewer resources than the rest of the World has invested in them are known as Debtor Nations.

    In 2006, The United States was the World’s biggest debtor nation, posting a Trade Deficit of more than $61 Billion, and total debt of Trillions of dollars.

    One of the biggest contributors to America’s status as debtor is the availability of inexpensive manufacturing capabilities in China, as more and more U.S.-based businesses spend vast amounts of money in China for that purpose.

  • 6th March 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Nice post. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.


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