Do You Know Any First Black That…?

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Aha!

The question, mind you, arise amid the hoopla-hoo around Ketanji Brown Jackson. Congratulations, she just became the first black woman to be associate Supreme Court justice of the United States of America.

So…,Garb-ed in black garments. A beret, shades and all, the writer keeps his head up as he steps with poised black swagger. He is a man of letters cutting a bellbottomed figure from shirt to pants. 

Suddenly, he stops amid a thoughtful step. His one knee gets slightly stationed forward. With both hands on his Jimi Hendricks hips, he momentarily poses for his little pondering aloud. So, through his parted black lips, the voice softly escape the body.

“But what role does the first black this or that play in the emancipation of blacks? In the modern world, particulary ?” There is pause for a second to allow the question to simmer. Then he continues.

A Quick Glance From Mandela to Obama 

“Shall we start in 1994 with Nelson Mandela becoming the first Black South African president? Now, in his inauguration, Mandela was aiming to move hearts about his apparent fighting against white domination…, 

So how much of a dent has his fight made in South Africa, whose economy whites dominate?

Zolo loku…, O, yes, that will be just yesterday. Indeed, the World Bank says race still plays a determining factor. It drives high inequality in South Africa. That is due to the impact of racism on education and the labour market. “The legacy of colonialism and apartheid, rooted in racial and spatial segregation, continues to reinforce inequality,” the World Bank reports. Therefore, that partly explains the ten per cent of the South African population (white) owning more than eighty per cent of the wealth of the nation. 

Now, pause. Please, think about this for a moment. Imagine 12.2 percent of African American population economically dominating 60.1% of white America? Can you see them KKK coming out with guns blazing and all – willing to fight to death. Just as some sections of the boere community hint whenever the land issue, basically the economy, gets mentioned.

Are Blacks in Power Of Any Use To The Collective?

ALSO READ: https://thivi.co.za/africans-are-fools/

 

Anyway…, In the book titled False Black Power? The Author Jason L.Riley says the proliferation of black politicians in recent decades, including Barack Obama, has done little to narrow racial gaps in employment, income, homeownership, academic achievement and other areas.

Add to the list racially motivated attacks against blacks. It was during the administration of Obama that the Black Lives Matter movement started following the killing by the police of Eric Garner after putting him in a chokehold. Still, in the USA, Barack Obama, the first black American president, was a part of killing an African leader, thereby exposing Libya to a spiral of chaos, anarchy and threats from violent extremists. The Cato Institute says actions of the Obama administration destroy Libya to this day and could do so for a Generation. Momentarily, South Africa, appears to have its own nightmare of a black president, Cyril Ramaphosa, where black socio-economic interests are concerned.

So Jackson, 51, is the first Supreme Court justice since Thurgood Marshall – the first black man appointed to the highest judicial body. It will be interesting to see if her appointment would help advance the psychological and economic liberation of African Americans.

Ehe! Such is the wondering.

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