What I saw in Carter’s ascendancy was
lemmings swimming toward someone else’s manifestation of their own wet
dreams of gaudy consumerism. If hypertension, diabetes and heart
disease won’t kill black folks, then grabbing for luxury items someone
else convinces us we need will.
If you’re planning on buying a flat-screen
at Walmart this Black Friday, you might just witness a flash mob by
fed-up Walmart employees who are calling for higher wages and greater
respect for the 1.3 million associates that work in the U.S.
Postmodern black American enslavement is quite a spectacle. Witness the temporary thunderclap of
comfort and the blinding shinola emitting from the upper middle classes
every time a black American charges an expensive purchase or, better
yet, uses payday Friday bill money to floss. All black everything.