Thursday, January 05, 2006
How do you get black people motivated to do anything collectively? Can anybody answer that for me?
I know that during the Civil Rights Movement it was a struggle at the beginning to get people on board with things like the boycotts. Eventually people understood that it was their social responsibility and a means to the end of weary life.to better their lives for them and for others.
Where has that sense of responsibility gone to? It seems as though everyone is simply out for themselves. I know this is going to sound sacrilegious to some...but it's just how I feel.
It seems to me that once Black people began to gain equal rights, that we've moved away from supporting one another. The saying, If it ain't white it ain't right, comes to mind. Makes me sick to think about it. Our culture is so rich with beauty and intelligence and we won't use that to our advantage to advance and prosper in a way that we see fit.
I'm gonna get back on Corporate America to explain. In Corporate America one quickly learns that there are certain behaviors and ways of maneuvering through the system. If you are not adept at these, mostly unwritten, skills then you are not conforming to the preferred behavior. Hence, this minimizes your chances for success.
We should not go by example indoctrinated by the white, European, Caucasian, whitey, cracker, devil's design. (sorry I got carried away, but it just makes me mad) The design that is used today is the same design that was used to enslave our ancestors into bondage.
I pray that one day we will stop following their example and create our own. I know we can do it. I guess we just need to be motivated enough. Please help me understand what will motivate us?
Yeah it's annual review time at work!! I'm preparing myself now to not be swayed by the stool that spews out of my managers mouth in regards to my performance.
Say it 3 times fast.....I will not react, I will not react, I will not react.
I know that the motivation behind all reviews are to propagate a particular type of behavior or action by penning phrases that will ensure a particular result to justify a measly annual increase.
I know my job well, extremely well I might add. So I'm not being bitter, I just know how they operate. Ya see there is a bell curve that was created for our entire department. There is a mandate that every employee in the department or group can not be exceptional. Someone has to be on the low end and someone on the high. I'm sure you all know about Bell Curves and the percentages that are associated with it. So via performance review that bell curve will maintain its shape no matter what.
Sorry didn't mean to go that far off...I really am concerned about the black communities desire for change and ability to create new avenues for success for us all.
I'm putting my thinking cap on but it is difficult to think beyond the bondage of YT even today.