Sunday, January 27, 2019

Evaluating the Value of Outsider Criticism

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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Evaluating the Value of Outsider Criticism." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 27 Jan 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Geo Leon - Is racism against Black people in the United States truly a Black problem?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. Racism is a unique Black problem as a legacy from the chattel slave institution. Unlike other groups, key figures among Black American leadership were assassinated, all Black Empowerment programs were infiltrated/sabotaged by intelligence agencies and the ethnic group was politically disenfranchised and economically excluded. Compromised second-tier “leadership” agreed to give up Black financial freedom & unity in exchange for allowing the liberal party to experiment on them with socialist programs that were promptly sabotaged by resentful right-wing lobby groups. Then the bi-partisan so-called ‘War on Drugs’ was used to destroy Black families and communities to make them more vulnerable to corporate exploitation.

The Black American ethnic group experiences all of this in addition to the regular problems of day-to-day life which combined is responsible for the ever-widening racial wealth gap and chronic poverty.

MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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