A couple of months or so ago I wrote and Op-ed about the difference between Blacks and Asians in America. How one thrived and the other was stagnate even though both truly went through much the same thing in the younger days of America. The more I thought about it the more I came to realize that what set other races apart from the Blacks in America all seemed to boil down to the same thing, identifying one race with a marketable product.
Now it could be said that sports has certainly become a Black centric marketable product at least in many sports but what is lacking in that dynamic is volume. Only a very tiny percentage of Blacks make it in sports compared to Mexican restaurants. In fact what also set Asians apart from Blacks as far as success is concerned was food.
Blacks need some kind of fast food that can be identified as Black centric. Even Muslims have their own food they identify with. Ok sure Blacks are often identified with fried chicken and pork. But these food items are also shared with most southern Whites and are identified with both groups fairly equally. Plus it is racist as fuck.
I think it might be a good idea for some of Americas Black chefs to get together and come up with some cheap foods that will satisfy the pallet of the general public but which they start promoting and establishing only in the Black communities for a while.
Pity the ingredients can’t be chicken, pork and watermelon. Hispanics don’t get all bent out of shape when they are identified with tacos any more that Asians with stir fry. Food is the path of spreading ones culture and exposing others to your people. It builds connections of success amongst people. Could it be that Blacks do worse than other minorities simply because they do not have a fast food they solely identify with? No puzzle is that simple but it would probably be a significant start in the right direction. In time it would put a lot of Blacks to work too.
There might be other avenues too. Chinese are often associated with laundry and Oriental girls in general with manicures and pedicures. Hispanics with yard and housekeeping. Italians with (coughs) security. Germans beer. Jews with accounting/banking. You get the idea. Blacks need to find their niche in the marketplace.
The problem is this doesn’t seem to be happening. While other races and peoples exploit their ethnicity Blacks completely reject theirs. Economically this is a disaster for them. Ok so their ancestors were slaves so weren’t everyone elses. But even that can be built on with the rise of interest in books and movies like 50 Shades of Gray or The Secretary and the continuing downward spiral of morality in America perhaps Blacks could use their slavery in the BDSM world. BDSM themed bars and restaurants, theme parks and whatever the possibilities are limitless.
Branding. American Blacks need branding and the only branding they seem to be getting now is BLM.