The Disingenuous Negro
by Perfectly Flawed
Since our grave inception into this unnatural society in 1619 Black Americans have been on this non-stop disastrous plight. The constant torment of being robbed from not only our “Birth Right” but merely existing has left a dilapidated stain within the DNA. Subconscious feelings of fear, individualism, and lack of self-preservation looms in the people’s minds which takes form in our actions. Being more specific, let’s talk about Boyce Watkins. Recently, another clip has surfaced on YouTube showing this former Syracuse Professor going off on melanated people. Through his rant of telling what could have been the core part of his audience to piss off, a few factors come into play. One, Dr. Watkins has a wealth of education in the realm of finance, economics and business management.
Although this is true why in the hell does he have a good number of videos on Your Black World that consist of him engaging in trendy gossip? Before anyone flies off the handle look at it from this perspective. A self announcing “I have a Phd” person provides information on celebrities that in most cases aren’t helping the community as a whole.
Now regardless if you agree with someone or not everybody has the right to express their opinions and views. However, when you build a platform dedicated to the purpose of black wealth at some point folks are going to need proof. Meaning, don’t parade yourself around as a person that builds on the back of Black Empowerment only to be called in so many words a hype man for Charles Wu. How about we treat this like a game of Jeopardy. Dr. Boyce, name 6 Black owned companies that you have helped or work with that gross a million dollars a year? Mr. Watkins name the actual price of those high end flash cards? Second, after questioning our good friend (side eye) it has become apparent that this man is hustling hope. According to a website called Rate My Professor, students have some of the same gripes in 2008 about Boyce that have been exposed today.
On the positive side of things there is nothing wrong with being motivated or inspired into fulfillment. Even if somebody is selling you a dream we still have to be willing to buy, right? The Professor appears to not have enough sense to know that respect goes a long way.
In some instances enemies and allies can work together but there is usually a clear line drawn when it comes to “Respect.” Bottom line if you can’t bother to get that so called marketing talk in check then is it all about the bag? Honestly, it doesn’t matter whether or not your business partner likes you. Hey it helps to get along but at the end of the day if the goal is to make money then it is not necessary. But if a colleague can’t see the value in being or giving respect then what’s to stop them from selling you sugar sweet poison? Most people with a business acumen are very aware that you might at some point work with other races/ethnicities. The difference is don’t claim to be the head negro in charge whose hiring and firing only to deflect when someone calls you boy.
Watkins is right on the fact that others market to the melanin rich community with movies like Black Panther and we eat it up. But at the same time the creators of such entertainment or products didn’t swore their allegiance to the cause. So for Boyce to keep failing at addressing people who don’t rock with him is insane. It really shows that this Egg Head is cracking and the people who he claims he don’t give a fu** about are cooking him on a hot skillet. Muhammad Ali said it best, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” In other words, Dr. Boyce are you happy with your lease or is the price too high?
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