Yesterday, we learned from the “Almighty Debt” a couple of key things about being Black in America. We learned that debt is worse than racism, and had the point driven home by a reference to the Bible. Nevermind the false separation of racism from economic practices. Us Black people need to realize that racism is just words, not structural realities, not payday loans, not sub-prime mortgages.You can throw that stuff out the window. Stop making excuses!
We also learned that every Black person in America has connections to a church. Yes, every last one of us. All of our problems with unemployment would be solved if we just asked our pastor to hook us up with a job. Voila! Why are we even complaining? Just hit up your pastor (after you pay your tithes, of course ) and he will totally look out for you.
We all need condescending financial advice from our religious leaders every now and then. It’s good for the soul. There is absolutely nothing wrong with rich Black clergymen giving us lectures on monetary responsibility. Listen to the message!
Marc W. Polite
Still finding his bootstraps
P.S.- I realize this post is loaded with sarcasm, but it’s Friday and I don’t feel like analyzing this nonsense. For a thoughtful, non-snark driven piece, check CNN Mishandles Being Black In America and my afterthoughts on the screening I attended. Peace!