Most of us have been shocked, disappointed and worried since the results of the 2016 Presidential Elections. While we are enjoying our last days with the presidency of President Barack Obama, we are facing a future of change. We should be aware of how this new change may affect the Black Middle Class of America.
Everything that Black America may have known about success and how to succeed may all change with the transition of a new president who has different views or ideaology. The recent Republican campaign carried on a huge racial tirade against Mexicans and other non-White races; pushing the racial sentiments that most of us have tried to erase from the past.
The Black Economic class has been centered on the comfort of sustaining the success of upper white class businesses. To ensure the growth and sustainability of Black middle class, the community must be proactive in helping the Black community by lifting them up.
Black Americans have been taught and conditioned to believe the only way to be successful is by integrating, this was the only way to obtain Black economic sustainability; however, this ideology has become the problem. The history for the model of Black economics has been influenced greatly by slavery, segregation and integration. This occurrence can be seen in our communities, churches, schools and businesses. The history for the model of Black economics has been influenced greatly by slavery, segregation and integration. This occurrence can be seen in our communities, churches, schools and businesses.
Only a short month and a half remains before the next presidency takes affect, we cannot depend on the government to protect us or any other group from racism. We must find a solution in investing in our own communities to re-create Black sustainability as we did many years ago during black Wall Street. This means sustainable Black jobs, income and wealth.