An internal survey by Walmart found many high-ranking Black employees would not recommend working there. While the country’s largest employer has been vocal about recruiting a diverse workforce and spending millions of dollars toward advancing racial equity, its Black employees say they face barriers when trying to advance their careers, such as favoritism and internal politics. Black employees make up nearly 21% of the retailer’s workforce, but only 12% of Black employees are on the managerial level and just 8% at the officer level.Roland S. Martin
Category: the civil rights movement
We’re Not Going Back To Jim Crow: Black Men Rally On The Hill For Voting Rights, Filibuster Reform – by Roland S. Martin
Georgia Representative Hank Johnson, Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Francys Johnson from the New Georgia Project were among 10 men arrested by Capitol Police outside the Hart Senate Office Building today during voting rights protests.Roland S. Martin
President Biden addressed many Americans’ concerns during his CNN’s town hall event in Cincinnati. Among the array of topics attendees questioned the president about, one of the most sought-after answers was his outlook on the filibuster and the protection of voting rights. A Black couple asked President Biden what he plans to do to reassure Black people the vaccine is safe. That conversation led to a discussion about U.S. citizens’ general mistrust in the system and what the Biden administration can do to fix it. When asked about increasing the passage of police reform legislation, President Biden spoke on the state of policing in the nation. He also addressed inflation of prices and what he will do to protect the poor and middle class from its effects.Roland S. Martin
Listen up and listen well Pres. Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi … If African Americans don’t have the ability to vote because our voting rights have been trampled and decimated by Republicans, your agenda is sunk and as Dr. Wes Bellamy, Chair of Advocacy, 100 Black Men of America, Inc said on #RolandMartinUnfiltered, “You deserved to get sacked.”Roland S. Martin
Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 4
SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.
To watch the film, click on the link entitled “Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 4“.
The Covert War Against Malcolm X
The following film entitled “The Covert War Against Malcolm X” is a series of interviews of Malcolm X’s closest partners, who were with him during the later part of his life. They explain the new mission that Malcolm X was on after his expulsion from the Nation of Islam, why it made him more of a target to the FBI, and the FBI’s efforts to assassinate him.
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Make it Plain
The video below is a documentary of the life, and work of civil rights leader, Malcolm X. It details the civil rights movement from the perspective of African American Muslims, and their approach to addressing the injustices perpetrated by the white establishment It also documents the difference in philosophy within the Nation of Islam between, its leader, Elijah Mohammad and his young disciple, Malcolm X, and its tragic conclusion.
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Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis Pt. 6 – Social Engineering
Throughout American history, the Hegelian dialectic (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) has been used to deflect attention from tyrants to innocent victims of various circumstances. In doing so these tyrants have been able to cause people to forget about the real threat to society as they either have made or allowed various people groups to take the blame for the hardships suffered by the everyday man.
Examples of this fact are listed below.
- Thesis – The South is forced to release slaves; thus causing blacks and whites to compete for the same jobs.
- Antithesis – Blacks are forced to work the same jobs as whites, but for less pay. Whites were enraged at the possibility of losing their jobs to blacks, and began to terrorize and murder blacks.
- Synthesis – This hatred and resentment toward blacks blinded southern whites from putting the blame on the government that worked with industrialists to play both races against each other. The outcome was an impoverished South that failed to see that blacks were just pawns in the game of controlling labor.
- Thesis – Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century are forced for work for lower pay then then whites.
- Antithesis – Chinese workers become a major competitor among whites, because of their lower wages and higher work ethic.
- Synthesis – Industrialists are able to use the resentment of whites toward the Chinese to deflect attention from themselves. The outcome for both sides was harder work for less pay.
- Thesis – During the industrial revolution, employees around the country had a need to be involved in the decisions being made in government concerning work, because the laws that govern industry had a direct affect upon employees.
- Antithesis – Employees were required to participate in the passing and changing of laws by choosing to side with the assigned political parties, such as republican, democrat, or an independent party. However, each of the various parties were not unified within themselves. This lack of unity within the parties produces very little progress in establishing and changing certain laws that will benefit the people who support these parties.
- Antithesis – The government and industrialists were able to use this infective system to keep Americans invested in a system that would have little to no affect on the corrupt relationship between the government and industrialists. The result was business as usual, while political leaders promised party supporters change that would never come. Their slogan would always be “get out and vote”.
The tactic of the Hegelian dialectic has been used as an effective tool of government and industrial elites for the implementation of social engineering. The signs of this conspiracy can be seen when the nation is divided for the sake of producing a desired change within the country, such as the change in federal gun control laws. For example: the Trayvon Martin murder is a perfect opportunity to use the media to deflect attention from the government’s ongoing crackdown on Americans’ right to bear arms by turning the nation’s attention to racial injustice and laws regarding self-defense. While many are fixated on protesting and arguing over Zimmerman’s right to commit murder after stalking an unarmed boy, the government will exploit this issue as a distraction to further demonize the right to bear arms.
The outcome of this highly publicized tragedy will be more of the same “playing one side against the other” – “us against them”, while failing to notice the crackdown on liberty concerning gun control and the right to bear arms. Therefore, the mass publicizing of the Trayvon tragedy will help to further the elite’s multifaceted agenda of social engineering by producing a nation that is defenseless against their schemes of bringing about a police state. However, citizens are not permitted by God to go to war against their government. In fact, tyranny is part of the curse of God’s law for those who refuse to obey the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is to repent and believe the gospel. Therefore, to take up arms against one’s tyrannical government is to fight against God.
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
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