Yes sister we don’t make our traitors pay. In fact we encourage our traitors to betray us. To us their betrayal is their measure of success. See a black man or black woman with a non black mate (especially white) we cheer and praise them and clamor about how they make a cute couple. See a black man or black woman come into some sort of enormous fortune and we cheer and celebrate.. Never mind the fact that this black person has no plans to creating a business that will employ tens of thousands of black people. Dr Dre just sold the rights to his overpriced over-marketed Beats Headphones to Apple for 3 billion dollars. He put his name behind a product that not a single black hand touched in its production or distribution. However you see many athletes and entertainers in collaboration with Dr Dre in the heavy marketing strategy to push these headphones to black people that really couldn’t afford them. What is worse is many of us feel if you don’t support Dre by buying his product you are “selling out”. Really? Again Dre could have manufactured some component of his product in the African Diaspora somewhere employing black people somewhere but you have to care about black people to do that.
Another example is when Oprah was in the race for buying the LA Clippers. She was going to put together a conglomerate to purchase the team for 1.5 billion dollars. When Steve Ballmer (former CEO of Microsoft) bought the team for 2 billion many black folks cried foul. “The NBA just didn’t want to have another majority black owner so they did everything they could to block Oprah from buying the team” is what we heard from black folks. That maybe true but here is an even more alarming fact. Last year the yearly payroll for the Clippers was 70 million dollar for less than 200 total employees. The bulk of that money (69.5 million dollars) goes to players and coaches which is roughly 20-25 people. So the question becomes if Oprah has the ability to put together a group to buy or create a business that is willing to pay it’s employees 70 million dollars per year why hasn’t she done that for black people right now? What have the highest unemployment rate in America and the highest percentage and concentration of poverty in America. A payroll of 70 million dollars per year would all but wipe out black unemployment and significantly put a dent in black poverty in America. She could do this and still turn is nice profit for herself and her investors. But we don’t see this. I openly said she shouldn’t buy the team and criticized to move for these the reasons I explained. Yet we felt sorry for Oprah because yet agree she had to endure another about with racism.
The true indicator of a powerless people is the fact that we don’t make their traitors pay. Again more disturbing is the fact that we encourage and support our betrayal. In fact we will even defend it.. That is worse than powerlessness. That is insanity brought about by a defeated spirit.."