i love malcolm and he i think he is on point but some of you exaggerate the feeling of unity white people have. you say blacks should keep their money in black hands, which i basically support but if we are realistic:
blacks are net gainers in the interacial trade. 80% of music sold by black artists is bought by white consumers, oprah or tiger, 2 of the wealthiest blacks, didnt get their money from black people. obama did get a lot more votes from whites than from blacks.
as much as they hate us, they love us. no cooning, just a sober perspective. it's more about how we utilize these funds, thats where the problem lies.
But is that a good thing? Of that supposed 80% of black music being purchased by whites I would wager that well over half of it is bullshit rap that has pretty much taken over the game. That's why no one wants to make any hip-hop of relevance, substance or that speaks on real issues. The majority of consumers who are white can't relate. You think some random Frat guy wants to hear about police brutality, or teenage pregnancy? No he just needs something simple and mindless to listen to while he's playing beer pong and date-raping girls at Frat parties.
Tiger doesn't consider himself black, nor associates with black people in any way. Out of all the women he committed adultery with he didn't have even one black jump-off. I guess that can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it, but bottom line is, he's not fucking with black people.
Oprah is riding for white America first and foremost. When was the last time she paid more than lip service to any real black issues? Sure she may have donated some money here and there but just because I give a bum a dollar doesn't mean I'm fighting homelessness.
Obama is no different. He comes out and says he supports gay marriage, but can't speak on things like: police brutality, and the modern serfdom that is the prison industrial complex? He sent his henchman to Haiti when the earthquakes happened instead of going himself and it seemed like the media had to practically twist his arm in order for him to even speak on the Trayvon Martin issue.
The lesson in all this is the more you allow a group to fund you the more of an allegiance you have to them.