Ourism® is a Black Agenda, developed by Daniyel S. Willis, D.D., to examine Black America and to explain it to those who seek truth, from an un-sanitized historical perspective. Black America is a difficult issue to examine and usually invokes political correctness, emotion and personal anecdotes. Ourism is factual and based on an analysis of history.
Things Black America Must Do:
1. DEMAND THAT BLACKS BECOME HIGHEST DOMESTIC PRIORITY
Considerable research indicates that increased immigration, especially of low skilled workers, is harmful most to native Blacks. (See Alerts and Newsletter articles at www.ourism.org/blog for more detailed discussion.) Blacks should demand that government resources directed to help bring immigrants to the United States so that they can escape crime, poverty, gangs, poor education and unemployment, should first be directed to Blacks trying to survive the same conditions here in this country.
2. SUE PROSECUTORS
Make a detailed assessment of suspect cases. Prosecutors have qualified immunity from suit and great discretion, but when it appears that a prosecutor has manipulated a grand jury process, the prosecutor should be sued personally for conspiracy to violate civil rights. Blacks should also file federal lawsuits against prosecutors personally for giving police officers constructive immunity against prosecution in instances where Black men are killed.
3. RENEGOTIATE RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES AND CORPORATIONS
Blacks must inform all major political parties and major corporations that they intend to re-negotiate their relationship; that they will no longer tolerate being treated as if they do not exist and displaced by immigrants. Blacks must make it clear that they are no longer willing to support anyone who does not support them, and that neither Black dollars nor the Black vote should be taken for granted.
Vote as a Bloc: Blacks should prioritize our principles as a group and: “Vote in a bloc based upon quid pro quo agreements between politicians, their parties and Black people.” Withhold votes from any political party or candidate that assumes Black support and does not promise and deliver promised benefits to them. Assess accountability on politicians for whom Black support was decisions but from whom Blacks did not receive equivalent benefits.
Rolling Boycotts: Institute rolling boycotts and buying sanctions in every major city. Unannounced boycotts ought to target different businesses which have the economic power to chastise the political systems and change the social construct of Black economic exclusion. Demonstrate that Blacks can bestow their considerable disposable dollars, or withhold them at will; demand jobs and business opportunities from those corporations.
Support Existing Black-owned Businesses: Alter personal buying habits to find and patronize Black-owned businesses that can fulfill your needs insuring those Black-owned businesses are buying from our own manufacturers, producers and distributors.
3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
Demand the government redirect a major portion of funds intended to provide benefits to illegal immigrants to help existing Black-owned business grow and to create new Black-owned businesses that create jobs.
4. REJECT SYMBOLIC REMEDIES
Demand remedies that are measurable, whether from talking heads in the media, government entities or selected spokespeople.
Do not permit empty rhetoric such as stay calm, let’s begin a conversation, open a dialogue, and most offensive of all, let’s begin to heal, to substitute for systemic changes.
5. FERGUSON WAS ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE PATTERN OF WHAT HAPPENS TO BLACK MEN. DO NOT PERMIT SOLUTIONS TO BE BROADENED TO MINORITIES, IMMIGRANTS, OR OTHER BROAD AMBIGUOUS GROUPS.
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