Media Gag Rules for Black News Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013
“The (racial) bias of each medium of communication is far more distorting than the deliberate lie,” Marshall McLuhan
There’s another revolution in another Middle Eastern country this week. And again, the America press is flabbergasted about another banana republic gagging the corporate press. Government and corporate restricting of mass media access to public events, and denying the public an account of horrific events, sounds more like the media in America. Why are American’s fretting about foreign hypocrisies when restriction to accurate information about black Americans has always been a media mandate. For example, opinionated bureaucrats and corporate interests have decreed newspapers to not publish patterns of police racism, or research housing discrimination, or even publish patterns of employment discrimination.
Tens of thousands of Chinese citizens and government officials did not want an American writer to publish a truth about China. A Chinese-American recently received thousands of hate e-mail because she made public, China’s decretory style of barbarism. Her distractors wanted their government’s brutal history to be swept under the rug. Their martyr, Chairman’s Mao Tse-tung, led a 27-year reign that killed tens of millions of innocent people. In addition, hundreds of millions were incarcerated, tortured, raped and mutilated. These sanctioned atrocities are reasons why the author writes about choosing American as her adopted country. It was an evil time for many innocent Chinese, she concurred. Still, Chinese ex-patriots in America did not appreciate her exploiting a blighted but factual moment of Chinese history.
That’s the same attitude of school districts in states like Texas and Mississippi. The blighted moments of sanctioned slavery killed millions of African-Americans. Much like conservative Chinese communists, ultraconservative American Republicans believe the history of the black holocaust should be hidden until forgotten. While foreign governments and tyrannical leaders neutered mass media, corporate America and special interest politicians have sterilized Americans schoolbooks.
When school districts adopt a sequestered version of historical events and newspapers restrict coverage to corporate interests, it dehumanizes the continuing struggle for racial equality. This collaboration has helped maintain black people as second-class citizens. With taxpayer money, these sacred institutions falsely preach to imply that blacks are incapable of breaking from the bondage of second-class healthcare, second-class education and second-class jobs. The morbid circumstances from Jim Crow segregation are never considered.
These beliefs are similar to America’s original rejection of its Anglo heritage. When tens of millions of European immigrants bearing many shades of Caucasian races landed in America, they left their uniqueness on Ellis Island. The first systematic coordination to restrict or eliminate the immigration of German, Irish, and Italian ancestry was enforced by Calvinist ideology. These foreigners of different religions had 16 different skin tones of whiteness that were segregated by art, music and literature. Newspapers condemned most of the new Anglos and puritan scholars lambasted foreigners as un-American and un-intelligent. Un-American activities included using their native language, enjoying indigenous food, promoting black diversity or claiming their heritage at public institutions.
Despite cultural advances, the conspiracy between ultra-conservatives and school districts continue to deny black and white culture the truth about unorganized opposition to racial equality. Native Americans who were beaten when speaking their native language could have warned foreigners that ethnic censorship was predictable with financiers in control of school districts and newspapers.
Today, a Detroit school district throws out volumes of black history achieves. An investigation reveals that the act had racist intentions meant to disavow future students black history. Should not the media be up in arms about this Nazi disrespect for historical documents. Also, when the state of Texas sanitizes books about the history of blacks, should not the press cite the constitution while mocking this communistic draconian attempt to change facts of American life? Apparently in Tennessee, Native American annihilation and African-American enslavement are the hallucinations of a elitist liberal.
Many public school libraries do not even stock books about black history or place books about blacks in separate and unequal areas of the library. Even public television ignores African-American history. Wisconsin Public broadcasting schedules documentaries that portray negative stereotypes of black poverty, unwed mothers, incarcerated fathers, etc. It would contradict racist beliefs to air a show about the black that was the first heart surgeon or how environmental racism transforms black neighborhoods. The public state system is not broke to white audiences, so why fix it for a black audience is the standard response from the station manager.
Even, the martinet caretakers of black history present a homogenized image of black struggles. When Martin Luther King is only remembered for one phase in his fight against racial oppression, we erase his cumulative narration about his anti-war and poor peoples campaign. Because his preceding actions are ignored, the significance of today’s poverty is retrofitted to old stereotypes. By again placing the blame on the victim, historical theories of black poverty are contaminated with fabricated propaganda for mainstream consumption.
Still, newspapers, corporations, state governments, and communist monarchies admit molding the inconvenient truth of nationalist history into their self-righteous image. Most simply market a conciliatory image that befits a prominent social stature. Preserving national identities from historical truth helps to placate the masses with false security. The blamelessness and innocence of their ideologies is not to be questioned by historians or reactionaries. As one teacher discovered, to do so would risk social alienation and/or job termination. Why would governments like China or America pay media tribute to those who were killed or enslaved by their respective autocracies?
The Chinese-American women defended her published accusations of a tyrannical despot with documented research. Still, she should have realized that her distractors were denying government sanctioned murder and incarceration because they benefited from the atrocities. When Malcolm X proved his factual accusations about white devil profiteers, historians pacified his speeches to tone down racist rhetoric that emphasized Malcolm’s reasons to hate procrastinating liberals. His conversations are just as relevant now as then. When we tell untruths in our schoolbooks, we are letting conservative ideologies separate today’s appeasing truth from the realities of historical institutionalized racial oppression. The absolute power to manipulate what education is taught is not just a communist or socialist trait. The penchant for defrauding historical truths has also become an American epidemic in which to restrict human interaction and supportive associations.
Just recently, the government of a Dutch nation publicly apologized for its historic role in transporting slaves. The mass media reported on how government sanctioned maritime slavers of the 15th-19th century earned enormous profits from human bondage. The discovered remains of a Dutch slave ship that was purposely sunk with nearly 700-chained slaves abroad was archival history. The underwater image of bones shackled to rotting wooden planks is not misunderstood. The incapacitated slaves drowning in the ships hole were worth more profit when dead, then alive, according to Holland insurance archival records.
Such hidden truths are still secret in America. It’s still a truth among older blacks that the Mississippi River is a mass graveyard for thousands of missing blacks. Like China’s invisible dead, the tens of millions of blacks whose government-sanctioned murders in Holland, British Empire, America, Portugal, and Belgium are forgotten histories best not remembered in mass media or public schools. Many American ultra conservative activists promptly repudiate the hundreds of thousands of black bodies that suffered from brutal lynching, thrashings, and starvation. These atrocities are steeped in layers of forgotten world history that are presented by high deaths from inferior health care, a racist criminal justice system, and white nepotism employment practices.
Blacks that disappeared during the oxymoronic reign of American democracy are ghosts that will forever haunt this country. But like the Chinese government and their ex-patriots living in America; American schools and newspapers just want to forget Americans continuing saga of medieval torture, dismemberment, and attempts at black extinction.
When will we stop pretending that the Confederacy lost the Civil War?
Voter Suppression Thomas Jasen Gardner
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013
“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” President Lyndon B. Johnson: Washington D.C. 6th August 1965
Except for the stale smell of last night’s spilled beer and cheap whiskey soaking into the swollen pores of the tavern’s wooden floors, the place had an ill-omen feel to it. I don’t mean that the dead drunks of past eras were haunting the bar; I mean that the happy go lucky patrons who were always part of the neighborhood décor were very solemn. When someone bothered looking up from nursing their drink, they gave me a grave look that made me shiver.
The castration of the Voting Rights Act VRA was a significant loss to the dead and live heroes of the civil rights movement. The haughtiness of the Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS to sidestep the U.S. constitution leaves little reason for African-Americans to celebrate Independence Day.
As people mumbled under their breath, it gave others the courage to rant and rave about the Supreme Courts unparalleled judicial decision to stab the dead body of Martin Luther King in the back. “Those people should wear white robes with cone hats instead of the black rode of justice,” said Iron Mike.
The Supreme Court quashed Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The section that thousands of blacks had died to instill was now shredded and lying on the courtroom floor. The blood that was spilled to create this law is barely dry. “My father and I had to show we could read and write in order to vote,” muttered Old Joe as he limped to the bathroom mumbling about racial stereotypes. His caretaker grandson finished the statement with audible expletives. “ Now instead of showing my rent receipts and gas bill, I have to show citizenship papers by getting an G—D—photo ID I can’t get.”
Voter discrimination was so pervasive in the Wisconsin, California and New York that even President Lyndon B. Johnson finally saw the blatant examples of overt, sanctioned discrimination in his home state of Texas. The other nine states were southern regions with large racial demographics. They were ordered to get federal permission before making any state changes to impede voting values. “I bet none of them judges been no further south then Baltimore,” said Old Joe while he described examples of how today’s southerner discriminates more often then the admitted racists of the old south. “At least we had work,” joked the grandson. As late as 2006, Congress overwhelmingly approved the Voting Rights Act against 11 states after reviewing 1500 pages of proof that voter discrimination based on race is alive and well in America. If a state has no violations after 10 years, they need not seek federal authorization for changes in voter registration. Sadly, this has never happened in the 50 years of the law. “The law was vital then and more vital now because of Wisconsin’s plan to stop blacks from voting in the last election,” claimed the long term unemployed grandson. Encouraging voting has always been a vital component to insuring that elections are free, fair, and accessible for all citizens.
But instead of letting the lopsided bipartisan of legislators agree on agreeing without the partisan polarization that typically defines congress; SCOTUS undercut the voter’s decision that was represented by Congressional extension of the VRA till 2031. This was the conservative courts barefaced disrespect of congressional authority and power. How Congress could tolerate SCOTUS disrespect for the constitution and SCOTUS’ disregard for the power of Congressional lawmakers is traitorous. Least they forget, this is practically the same court that abducted the presidential election from Vice-president Al Gore.
SCOTUS said that the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional and intruded upon state sovereignty. This is the same court who agreed that the 1965 Civil Rights Act wrongfully hurt businesses and unions that purposely discriminated against blacks. State’s rights was the same line Reagan used to support a southern states opposition to Affirmative Action, that’s the same line Wallace used to support state opposition to equal opportunities in education. The Supreme Court justices advocated for racial segregation by claiming that black entitlement to vote was unconstitutional. When did a social responsibility become a privilege because you are black?
“Where was the Supreme Court when white entitlement allowed whites to bash my head in,” said Iron Mike. “Or where was the Supreme Court when the police used racist dogs to attack black women and kids,” chimed in Old Joe. These civil rights war veterans talked excitingly about too little too late when describing aggressive physical attacks and verbal intimidation against citizens who tried to vote. Including the illegal but state sanctioned scams used to keep blacks from the voting booth in the 19th and 20th century.
Today’s scams to block voters today are just as Jim Crow as yesteryears. The sacred right to vote is once more under attack by right wing extremists and conglomerate ideology. The traditional redneck states have already begun to embrace racialized voter restrictions. The so-called “tremendous progress” of black citizens is in contradiction to the ongoing and increasing health crisis, inferior education, and underemployed jobs that blacks have had to contend with since the foundation of freedom for this country. The dynasty of American racism is alive and well in the Supreme Court.
Why else would the court ignore the moral travesty of voter identification laws upon the old, disabled, and indigent? Why else would they ignore the conspiracy between and within states to suppress minority voters? It became a national strategic plan of racial oppression when different states statically chose to outlaw same day voter registration, shorten voting day hours, eliminate Sunday voting and create racist gerrymandering voter districts. The Supreme Court has condoned voter disenfranchisement in a country that is supposed to be a world model of democracy. The courts sinister connections to an aging and shrinking base of old style Confederates is meant to prevent thousands upon thousands of African, Asian and Hispanic Americans from being an electoral advantage to Democrats. Blacks can only chose between the less evil of two political parties. Extermination or extinction is not a paradigm shift in institutional racism.The legacy of the civil rights movement helped President Obama win two presidential terms. The impediments to money and power did not stop the fortitude and perseverance of black voters. The Fifteenth Amendment took hatred, bigotry and prejudice and replaced them with symbolic pride. But the 11 states most affected by Section 4 of the VRA, propagate institutionalized racism in subtle diverse ways that even dysfunctional Justice Clarence Thomas would condone. “That would require the only black Judge to see the evil, hear the evil and speak against the evil of racism,” shouted the pool shark from the back room while listening between stilted bets.
“The day that a redneck state like Alabama would let me vote, let me work and raise a family, will not happen in my lifetime or my son’s lifetime,” said Iron Mike. He is finally selling his deceased fathers Mobile homestead to white sharecroppers after losing the courage to move back home. “The fear is still in the air,” he added.
The day that a bipartisan Congress recognizes fear as a threat to democracy will be a cold day in hell. For Republican senators and conservative ideologists to adopt African-Americans as American citizens will take another immigration bill.
Thomas Jasen Gardner
Newspapers seem to fall over each other trying to print articles that highlight events where LGBT employees experience on the job discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The New York Times reports that many LGBT employees admit keeping their sexual orientation a secret from their boss and co-workers. After listening in on workplace conversations that berate and degrade gays, many LGBT employees rightfully fear reprisals if they publicly defend the civil rights of gay employees, according to an article in USA Today. Such a conversation would be admitting how dissimilar their values are from straight workers. The Atlanta Journal mentioned that such a declaration of non-conventional sexual orientation could result in termination, reduced work hours or a purposeful workplace injury.
Is this news saturation because newspaper employees have more exposure to gays who are friends or relatives? Does reporting homosexual discrimination give newspapers a free pass to discriminate against a black culture they do not know? A black man has no need to come out of the closet to reveal his racial composition. His skin color automatically sequesters health, job, judicial and education discrimination among reporters and editors at major newspapers. A black man who changes his foreign surname and talks reverently for football and against taxes will still not get him into heaven according to a gay Mormon. Unlike other racial descriptions, the pronoun black precedes any discussion or description about him to his boss and coworkers. Unlike a white guy secretly shedding his gay pronouns before work, a black guy cannot secretly shed his skin to protect himself from on-the-job verbal assaults and psychological abuse.
The public secret is how his passive presence provokes hostility, condemnation, and rejection among many Americans on and off the job. Studies show that white LGBT co-workers are even less respectful of black men then a Tea-Party redneck. It is a mistake to believe that housing and employment discrimination is just the domain of loony white men and smooth talking ex-models.
Black men have always been a purposely-targeted group that is systematically discriminated against by most social levels of American society. In fact, online discussions prove that many white LGBT members eagerly jump on the racist bandwagon. When an online gay conversation or in a gay bar echoes a hodgepodge of cultural derogatory remarks, the fabricated facts become shared fashionable truths to post online. When a gay victim of queer discrimination becomes the perpetrator of insults that denigrate a black man, the hypocrisy is just another open secret about racism.
Surveys show that racist rednecks embrace the racist in the gay man before they embrace the Christian in the black man. Long after Jim Crow was made illegal, there are still gay bars that would put up anti-Black signs that said things such as, “No Blacks Allowed”. While white gay men typically reject the presence of straight black men, the same gays reject black gays. Black gay men are frequently greeted with subjugation in bars, clubs, and other gay social gatherings. Such unscrupulous bonding of white superiority in a gay lifestyle would make any KKK recruiter jealous.
Social media sites like Face Book allow racist rants in the comment sections of LGBT discussion groups. Such statements purposely discriminate against blacks but the white executives of Face Book proclaim that racism is unaltered free speech. Then again, you can follow the explosive exploits of a gay war game developer whose doom-type environment is filled with racist expletives and black character stereotypes. I think it’s been pretty well established that gay web sites, gamers and social media sites can’t really deal with black people as independent human beings.
Just recently, under pressure from women advocacy groups, Face Book will no longer allow the social degradation of women on its site. When asked about outlawing the increasing trend of outrageous racist posts, Face Book executives questioned the pleas of civility that denounce black racist dialog. If there was ever a reason for corporal punishment, sanctioning blatant black racism is grounds for criminal charges.
Business Week reports that if given an administrative choice, for various unsubstantiated reasons, white gay employers would not hire blacks. In addition, book author Nancy DiTomaso has gathered evidence about gays actively encouraging rejection of new black employees and encouraging black discrimination in their labor markets. The way that gay whites stockpile and allot nepotistic advantage for jobs within their exclusive white groups of family and friends is considered institutional racism.
Additional research documented that without any negative personal experience, white women and gay men administrators stereotype black men as aggressive and threatening, according to the book, Documenting Discrimination. The book cites examples where gay administrators in human resource departments purposely discriminate against black applications for employment. Human resource administrators offered testimonials of how only vain attempts are made to find qualified blacks for empty positions.
Newspapers were never truly commented to writing critical commentaries or political critiques of Jim Crow racism in the 21st century. There are four times as many racial discrimination complaints as there are sexual orientation discrimination complaints registered at the Dane County AA/EEO office. Keeping this a secret allows for the public to falsely believe that 148 years after the Civil War, American had reached racial détente. Don’t believe it, these illusions of grandeur is marketed to segregationists who want to eliminate Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action before it has been effective. It is easy for white reporters to write stories about issues that they encounter by circumstance or happenstance. The growing realities of homosexual discrimination are echoed from friends, relatives and co-workers. Since most newspaper staffs are homogenized, there is no black perspective beyond the old headline formula of black rapists, black murders, and black drug users. Black issues that go beyond negative headlines are seldom researched and rarely written about. So the newspapers narrow ideology of inequality is served up as insightful stories about homosexual discrimination and the war on white women. One Republican senator suggested that because his son is gay, it was easier to invoke compassion about homosexual inequality and easier to ignore the trials and tribulations of a black culture he cared nothing about. Token interest in black inequality is because most employers do not know blacks as friends, neighbors, or employees. Newspaper publishers have adopted a marketing detraction that separates LGBT and women inequality from black inequality. It gives them yet another reason for not pursuing research and printing pie-in-the-face stories about housing, employment, health, and education patterns of inequality in this new era of black Jim Crow.
There is a real contradiction between a symbol of the press in a democratically controlled nation and the free market press in a capitalistic society. Negative portrayal of Blacks in the headlines has always been a marketing ploy to gain subscribers. With the extreme loss of advertising revenue, maybe publishers should stop pretending blacks don’t read newspapers. Perhaps there is an untapped reservoir of truth and justice in black stories that would increase hidden revenue of subscribers.
Thomas Jasen Gardner Monday, Jan 16, 2012
Life Science Communications
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:
Are we looking for another job creation bureaucrat to organize pointless meetings with stale donuts as a sidebar of sugar coated failures? Or are we looking for group leadership skills that changes negative social behavior, by organizing a causality strategy for jobs? Are we looking to replicate the hypocritical hiring and retention policies of traditional human resource departments? Or are we looking to implicate proven innovative methods for human behavior that sustain positive changes from diversified hiring practices?
The conception of a job creation position should not be left to the historical constraints of mainstream hiring policies that use retrograde methods. Is this job announcement meant to reprehend the ongoing failed policies and responsibilities of the city’s human resources department? This position is crucial in repairing Madison’s historically failed attempts at creating long-term private and public jobs for residents in poor neighborhoods. This Achilles’ heel has made Madison a mockery of civil rights activists and business executives. To resolve this ongoing dilemma, the job activist should present a conceptualized successful plan of providing meaningful employment to Madison’s most vulnerable residents. As a councilperson, you should campaign to nominate me, Thomas Jasen Gardner, to this sensitive and outspoken position.
I have a strategic job plan, and I know how to use it:
With this temporary position, constituents, businesses, and politicians do not want another placating position to mollify well-meaning but ineffectual characters. Who needs an annual repeat of tenacious paper trails and pointless presentations that do not meet the transparent goals of the urban community the suburban analyst was hired to resolve? People do not want another agency that promises to deliver but falls into the pitfalls of acceptable under achievement. Every citizen wants a positive social interaction between less crime, full employment, and family values. All the players involved want a collective reflection of self-sufficiency that encompasses pride, honesty and trust. The hard work and resources necessary to sponsor a winning football team, requires proper conditioning, coaching and equipment. Gardner would use a standardized huddle that collaboratively negotiates these social attributes for an exciting play, which wins jobs.
My job campaign creates interpersonal interaction within an influential linking circle of millionaires, corporations, social groups, government agencies, social clubs, non-government agencies, school districts, police agencies, juvenile courts, unions, business groups, factories, e.g. But most of all, communication with the working poor, skilled artisans, lower-level white collar workers and the withering middle class will help create networks of permanent job offers. These jobs should not be dependent upon the bellwether of politics or the apartheid culture of injustice. These community representatives are the audience of actors that will undergo a transformation of compliance and complacency. Upon comprehension that some barriers are prolonged by their individual actions, they will come to embrace the work presence of non-traditional employees.
This new position calls to mind a coordinator friend’s mission of having black males attend hunting and fishing events with white volunteers. Urban blacks also enjoyed country and bluegrass music while learning to square dance in a livery stable. White males reciprocated by attending hip-hop and blues concerts, while learning to tap-dance on a sawdust floor at a black barbershop. They unconsciously became a collection of people who interact with each other and share similar characteristics based from a sense of unity. This increased investment in people meeting people helped to develop substantial human resources and personal experiences of knowledge. This in turn influenced positive behavioral changes of personal compassion and social comprehension among strangers. Can Madison handle sincere events of personal interaction or do we depend on the bean counters?
The person in this position must not only be a dynamic public speaker and an aggressive pursuer of utilizing laws, policies, and regulations that interact to accomplish the city council’s goal of creating jobs. These jobs should result in career moves that can be transferred to the area’s long-term job projections. The fiscal projections of green jobs, skilled factory workers, computer technicians, office-workers, cooks, and home-repair jobs are just a few of the available opportunities that a skilled negotiator can secure for low-income residents. Dead-end jobs supplemented by taxpayer dollars are an immoral imperative and an economic parasite. Such totalitarian methods have proven to further diminish the brackish relationship between the isthmus of magi commuters and the residents of poor neighborhoods that surround the capitol building.
“It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Anything that affects an effect is a factor of that effect.” Aristotle
Social services are used as a police dragnet to ensnare unsuspecting caste, who are looking for work, looking for health care or looking for shelter. Needy people are then used as shark bait for law officials trolling the lake waters for their promotion points of provoked arrests. From minor convictions to minor infractions, poor people caught up in the net of judicial hierarchy. From the little schoolboy whose suspicious book bag was ransacked by local police, to the old black man who is also racially coded by authorities, apartheid still reigns in Madison. Are these people wrong when they believe American democracy is deeply rigged against their total existence? Modern day Jim Crow has purposely denied them opportunities to pursue the American dream of quality education, quality employment, quality health care and quality homes. We need a charismatic character to work closely with social service agencies to eliminate actual or rumored events that reek of second-class status. The innocent victims and the candid perpetrators are both searching for truth, justice and the American way. The rights of the working majority must include a job system that benefits everyone’s right to work in the city of Madison.
While a working boot camp program for perspective employees has shown periods of success, the working programs that also required perspective management and staff to attend psych-social training sessions were completely successful. Prosperous programs experiencing long-term unemployment of high-risk employees were highly imaginative when the job instigator strategically planned collaboration between unique cultures.
Finding a job through a state agency is half the battle of securing job leads; the other half is getting and keeping that job. Like corporate banks, many CEO’s have found tax supported financial incentives to hire a black person; but entrenched workers and a masochistic management make it impossible for an average black man to get a job. Many of the hazing, trails, and tribulations for keeping a job are not only unnecessary, but these Jim Crow methods also demoralize and stigmatize the black man’s true character. False images of lazy blacks, late arrivals, and unqualified personnel can only change when work opportunities allow these cultural character assassinations of “last hired and first fired” to be forever destroyed. Changing behavior requires a job creator who maintains a relationship of trust, compassion and understanding for all parties. With these attributes that can help change behavior, risk communication is welcome from the right job creator.
When you buy a new car you invest in the maintenance necessary to insure it gets you where you want to go for as long as it possibly can. Bureaucrats should maintain a dialog with the client as well as continuing surveillance of employer job training methods, co-worker allegiance, and workers concerns. For instance, some employers give the new employee a job where he is meant to fail because the employer did not teach the client and a lack of experience, equipment or guidance creates a failed endeavor that costs money and time. Whether this breaks any AA/EEO laws is questionable, but when the same pattern of black termination is repeated, bureaucrats should question their methods of identifying employee violated AA/EEO guidelines and employer’s history of hiring training policies.
Aristotle marked two modes of causation: proper (prior) causation and accidental (chance) causation. Whether high black unemployment is unconscious or conscious acts of systematic applications of institutional racism or just plain ignorance is debatable. However, what we do know is there is a pattern of citywide job discrimination in Madison as documented in several studies.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Models of equality:
Government and private work entities from all around the nation have admirably eliminated this caveman pattern of systematic elimination of potential job candidates. Their avenues of interpersonal interagency communication can be presented in a strategic format easily understood by the city council, clients, employers, businesses and the tax-paying public. The function of one variable upon another is supported by linear data from past, current, and future longitudinal studies about Madison. As a job coordinator, I can help translate resolutions for consideration of adoption by the Madison city council. While some are as useful as a chocolate teapot, others have proven to increase the local tax base, reduce crime and strengthen families.
But the same correlational research finds the same discriminating results in cross-sectional studies about sex and age differences in employment retention, inscription, and maintenance. From these stats, there is reason to believe, that not only does a criminal background but a barometer of poor credit and health history can be identified as a barrier to full employment. The city needs to create a position where the job creator can act as liaison between haves and have-nots.
At this point in time, we want a resolution to the long-term phenomena of high black unemployment. Eliminating and even reducing some barriers will increase candidate potential and expand opportunities for meaningful employment. Not every job requires a college degree, but studies show that nepotism and racist assumptions play a substantial role in who gets hired and who does not. Networking for a position in a doctor’s office is harder when your neighbor is not already working in the doctor’s office or your daughter did not attend the same suburban school as the doctor’s children. But with so many public and private agencies working as job counselors, why do so few find work for black people? With so many companies claiming they support affirmative action, why does their staff still resemble vanilla ice cream? Is the literacy test or the poll tax still in place for these job recruiters? People have an inherent desire to obey the law and follow social patterns; the job facilitator must be able to provide information and statistics that support positive behavior change.
The job facilitator must be an advocate for those looking for workers and those who want to work. We want to change the state of unemployment without manipulating or deviating from the conditional probabilities outlined by regulations and laws. There are countless cities similar to Madison that has recognized the causal substructures of urban unemployment with statistics, graphs, PowerPoint’s, blogs, websites, government reports, non-government organizations, social media, and university dissertations. A community in Michigan and another in California have tweaked employment laws to allow clearer definitions of laws already in place.
“Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Demographical epochs of non-compliance:
The stalled mobility of black people towards economic success can be interpreted through a variable profile of quantitative and qualitative research. What is important to note is that the failed cumulative efforts of many local non-governmental organizations and government agencies have not minutely addressed the foundations of fundamental inequality of unemployment. While church preachers, public agencies, and social progressives parade their weak attempts as a dominion of marginal success, they are usually between a rock and a hard place. It is time for common sense to coordinate their distinctive challenges. The representative of the paradigm shift should not be a part of the entrenched and failed hierarchy of archetypal drowsing bureaucrats. The constraints of normal risk communication are so ingrained that internal racist assumptions taunt progressive communication methods when inequality is openly discussed. The job facilitator must be aware of audience segments and how best to communicate with influential members of that audience.
The mainstream approach has nearly produced a permanent underclass. The laboratory principles applied have created pneumatically contoured policies that ignore the moral and social imperative of having 30% unemployment among Madison’s young black men. It is time to beat the swords of young black men into ploughshares for young Americans. This invisible reality of unemployed blacks who are seen on TV and not heard at the workplace, does not fulfill MLK’s dream or the dream of those who were sacrificed on the wilderness trail of affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.
The decision to incorporate a job coordinator is an historic turning point that can influence the moral and legal code of conduct without conflicting with the basic principals of self-determination. Gardner can apply reasonable and just communication technologies that highlight the commitment and outline the challenges of predominant beliefs, prejudices and ideologies of public opinion, government officials and private business.
Gardner’s grandfather lied to his son about the advantages of pulling up your bootstraps without any boots; Gardner’s father lied to him about an easy access to the American dream without quality schools; Gardner then lied to his son about pulling out all the stops to achieve his capitalist rights without a green light to go forward; Gardner’s grandson uses the idioms to prove that you can’t corral a grizzly with two willow switches. But through initiatives, programs, and education, we can train that bear to appreciate diversity, by feeding it tasty American honey.
Some say this job’s goal is like pulling a rabbit out of a polished top hat you don’t own. I don’t think this job is preordained to fail unless you overthink your strategy of common sense or destine yourself to wearing the same barbed manacles currently used to incarcerate equality and restrain justice for all Madisonians.
Before you can say Jack Robinson, Gardner’s strategic job plan will be authenticated and enacted with weekly newsletter, progression graphs, and employer reports faithfully distributed to city council, administrators and overseers. Contrary to what you may presume, I am not a proud, stubborn, or insufferable man; I am a black American male who believes the bright sunshine of righteousness will warm even the most cold-hardened heart. I am an American who believes those with less then patriotic intentions have stymied the American dream. Let us work together to create a strong ideology that is not destroyed by such innate indifference. Just remember, there is no such thing as the long-term unemployed or the unemployable, these are just people who are in between jobs. Many may have avoided the massive racial incarceration that is only second to China’s rate of political incarceration. In addition, many blacks may have actually learned at public schools that are worse then those in banana republics. Is this their fault?
For the happiness of all concerned, Thank You for your time. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me. If you would like a power point presentation of my job recruitment strategy please contact me during Black History Month.
Thomas Jasen Gardner