7 Things Black People Can Learn From White People

7 Things Black People Can Learn From White People

I don’t expect everyone to like this article, and there may be some who disagree with 7 Things Black People Can Learn From White People. This article is not intended to disparage; howsoever, it’s a placemark if you will—of things Black people can do to lessen the discrimination if not eradicate it all together.

In a 2014 article, Jasmine Goodwin wrote, “The Mexican and Chinese cultures will come over to the United States and perfect their crafts just to return back to their homes and give back. They continuously support their people in any endeavor they attempt to pursue. Unlike other races where they are prideful of their people no matter the socio-economic status or difference in skin complexion, black people rather separate the haves and have-nots within their race.”1)http://oldschool1003.hellobeautiful.com/2607255/why-black-people-dont-support-each-other/

Jasmine went on to say, “…Black people don’t support black owned businesses and then wonder why there is no progression in the companies. Black businesses can never fully succeed without the help of their own people. It begins with us first…”And with that said, here’s my list:

7 Thing Black People Can Learn From White People

Whites make up more than 80 percent of the country’s workers. They account for nearly all farm managers and ranchers (96 percent), construction managers (92 percent), carpenters (91 percent), and CEOs (90 percent). African Americans typically experience unemployment at a rate twice that of whites. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, annual Black unemployment peaked at 15.9 percent in 2010 and 2011.2)http://www.stateofworkingamerica.org/fact-sheets/jobs/

In the workplace, whites do not have to do bad things to Blacks in order to gain advantages; they only have to do good things for each other, which they actively seek and do. In 2013, Dr. Nancy DiTomsa found that 99 percent of white interviewees received 70 percent of the jobs they held over their lifetimes with the extra help of friends or family members who could give them inside information, use influence on their behalf or offer them opportunities, such as promotions in leadership. So we can start there. Black management can extend leadership positions to qualified Black applicants and employees.

For instance (although, not an exhaustive list), Channing Dungey3)http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes for ABC; Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perryhave arrived and are hiring Black talent.

But despite their efforts, African Americans continue to lead with the highest poverty rate, which is at 27.4 percent. If you are a Black person in a leadership position and want to bring this number down, use your influence to assist Blacks that want to move up and help themselves.

References   [ + ]

1. http://oldschool1003.hellobeautiful.com/2607255/why-black-people-dont-support-each-other/
2. http://www.stateofworkingamerica.org/fact-sheets/jobs/
3. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/26/us/race-of-american-power.html

About Quianna Canada

Quianna Canada is an anti-police brutality activist, author, and opinion writer living in the United States.
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    These are leadership principles that are applicable for all cultural groups. Minority Christians have learned to apply these in majority Islamic countries. Obviously it unravels when a government fails.
    US example, tragedy in Tulsa.

    God bless.

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