The Madness Of A Lost People

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January 29 2018 22 hrs ·
#newblackwallstreet I have another question. How will we ever move forward if we are never willing to give anything up? I mean we live in perpetual racism, so in ALL honesty, we should be boycotting every damn thing in this country. We should be taking the money we spend there and refunneling into OUR own communities and Banks and building our OWN stores, schools, leagues, etc.. So if all we want to do is Netflix and chill, watch the NFL, shop at Gucci, Walmart, Footlocker… watch FOX network (Empire, etc..) And NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, etc etc…
Then seriously, where will anything, especially economically change? You want to just keep talking about what is being done to us? You want me to keep sharing stories of us getting shot by racists, discriminated against in all walks of life, told our lives don’t matter daily, etc.. and that’s it? We just want to act outraged, then log off and go shopping at H&M? We want to yell and scream “Eff this racist country!!” Then go and pay to get into a game where they’re singing the National Anthem and telling you Black Death doesn’t concern them?
What the hell is wrong with us? Just like this Monique situation. People were so into their emotions that they wouldn’t even listen to me say, YOU DO NOT have to stand with Monique and support her Netflix Boycott. At ALL. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO. My point was simply, if that is your decision, that is fine. That doesn’t make you NOT about the cause. My point was, if you were NOT going to HELP her, then cool, just don’t type things AGAINST her. If you aren’t going to help her, then don’t volunteer to hurt her cause EITHER. That’s it… Nothing else. But people kept leaving long ass comments about why she went about it wrong, it was self serving, blah blah blah… That wasn’t even what I was saying, I dodn’t care about the details.
As a matter of fact, I broke it down to a commenter like this yesterday. Say you had a fundraiser to raise money for extra books in your local library in your area. And you came and asked me to help you by donating to your fundraiser… I could either say “No” or I could donate. I have a CHOICE right?
If I say Yes, then I donate and keep it moving.
If I say No, then I don’t help their cause and I keep it moving.
Now what would you say if I said NO, then I went online and said, “man these people are asking for donations to help their local library, but what have they done for other libraries? Man fck them and that fundraiser, if you see them don’t give them shit, fck their fundraiser, they should have went and asked the local city council. They are probably only concerned about the books THEY want to read. Have they ever helped any other libraries???? Man GTFOH with that fundraiser.”
You see how fckn stupid that looks. I’ve gone OUT of my way to destroy THEIR fight. If they felt that the library needed help and they were willing to take it on, I don’t have to join their cause, but why volunteer to HURT it?
That was my ONLY point in the Monique situation. Nothing More, Nothing Less. Period Point Blank.
And I got cussed out thousands of times, just because I feel, that if Monique has a problem with Netflix and she is going at them, even if I opted to NOT help, I am not going to give Netflix my screenshots in defense of NETFLIX to use AGAINST Monique. I am going to stay OUT of it.
With what Black folks gave Netflix, they NEVER have to worry about lowballing a Black Person ever again. They have data now from the internet with Black people saying stuff like
“Fck Monique, I aint giving up my Netflix for sht”
“Man I about to binge on Netflix RIGHT now, I wish I would help Monique with that bullshit, she aint funny and don’t nobody want to see her ass.”
“Monique should have just taken what they offered her, she aint even worth THAT. She better be lucky they even asked her to do a special”
Meanwhile we are supporting EVERY silent celebrity.
Which goes back to the beginning of my statement.
Even if you don’t agree with MONIQUE’S reason to boycott Netflix…. Shouldn’t we be boycotting all this shit ALREADY?
How are we ever going to get anything if we are never willing to give ANYTHING up?
We want to fight White Supremacy while enjoying the comforts of White Supremacy. …you don’t see a mental sickness in that? Listen to what David Banner says here David Banner
And anybody that comes in and tries to explain the Monique Netflix thing after this is getting Blocked because I explained that shit THOROUGHLY and CLEAR this time. If you don’t understand it THIS time, you are either slow, or you just hate outspoken Black Woman (Monique)
How much CLEARER can you get than THIS post?? Truth
And lastly, the reasons I ask these questions especially here lately, is because I am trying to find my footing for what it is I do here. I’ve lost it because I don’t know who the hell we are. We refuse to have loyalty, we refuse a united front, we refuse action, we refuse ANYTHING that takes effort.
We indulge in everything we say we should be giving up. We talk loud but it’s for nothing. We aren’t willing to do ANYTHING.
What’s the point? I can’t find that anymore… When I started this page, I knew what that was, now I find it harder and harder to justify. This is NOT a news page. This is an empowerment page, but it seems all we want is news we can complain about.
As many Blueprints and plans I’ve laid out, they’ve all basically been ignored. But that is not exclusive to me. We ignored Garvey, Malcolm, Martin, Dr, Cress, Dr. Ben, Amos, Dr. Claude, Umar… so it’s not just me.
There hasn’t been ONE forward ounce of progress since the Birmingham Bus Boycott in the 60’s. (see the Truth and Edutainment video on that here: How To Change The World
Not one.
What’s the deal?
-Truth

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Learn To Play The Short Game

By: Howard Williams

Everyone has goals in life no matter what their age. However the problem is everyone is in a hurry to get there. What I have learned over the years is to play the short game. Staying patient, analyze things on a moment to moment, hour to hour, day to day bases. Making mistakes and adjustments along the way. This approach has allowed me to correct my mistakes before I get to far down the road and it becomes to late for me correct my mistakes.

The long term effects of not correcting your mistakes in the short game will cause problems in finishing the long game.

When a community cannot educate, feed, cloth, shelter or protect itself without the assistance from others outside the community, it has not mastered the short game. Therefore that same community will never master the long game and perish over time.

The good thing about being black is that we have a rich history and have the answers as to how to work the short game to stop that from happening. The bad thing about being black is that we cannot hide and will perish if we do not begin working the short game and preparing for the long game today.

Daily Life Must Be Based On Reason Not Emotion

Reason
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the human faculty of reason and rationality. For other uses, see Reason (disambiguation).
Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, establishing and verifying facts, applying logic, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information.[1] It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art and is normally considered to be a distinguishing ability possessed by humans.[2] Reason, or an aspect of it, is sometimes referred to as rationality.
Reasoning is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. The philosophical field of logic studies ways in which humans reason formally through argument.[3] Reasoning may be subdivided into forms of logical reasoning (forms associated with the strict sense): deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, abductive reasoning; and other modes of reasoning considered more informal, such as intuitive reasoning and verbal reasoning. Along these lines, a distinction is often drawn between logical, discursive reasoning (reason proper), and intuitive reasoning,[4] in which the reasoning process through intuition—however valid—may tend toward the personal and the subjectively opaque. In some social and political settings logical and intuitive modes of reasoning may clash, while in other contexts intuition and formal reason are seen as complementary rather than adversarial. For example, in mathematics, intuition is often necessary for the creative processes involved with arriving at a formal proof, arguably the most difficult of formal reasoning tasks.
Reasoning, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. For example, reasoning is the means by which rational individuals understand sensory information from their environments, or conceptualize abstract dichotomies such as cause and effect, truth and falsehood, or ideas regarding notions of good or bad. Reasoning, as a part of executive decision making, is also closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change, in terms of goals, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom and self-determination. [5]
In contrast to the use of “reason” as an abstract noun, a reason is a consideration given which either explains or justifies events, phenomena, or behavior.[6] Reasons justify decisions, reasons support explanations of natural phenomena; reasons can be given to explain the actions (conduct) of individuals.
Using reason, or reasoning, can also be described more plainly as providing good, or the best, reasons. For example, when evaluating a moral decision, “morality is, at the very least, the effort to guide one’s conduct by reason–that is, doing what there are the best reasons for doing–while giving equal [and impartial] weight to the interests of all those affected by what one does.”[7]
Psychologists and cognitive scientists have attempted to study and explain how people reason, e.g. which cognitive and neural processes are engaged, and how cultural factors affect the inferences that people draw. The field of automated reasoning studies how reasoning may or may not be modeled computationally. Animal psychology considers the question of whether animals other than humans can reason.

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Is There Room to Criticize Black Intellectuals?

Here we find ourselves in another debate among Black intellectuals. 

Cornell West & Ta-Nehisi Coates

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There has always been and always will be two sides of the way Black America sees the situation we find ourselves in America. Both sides have merit so it should never be either or, but both.

Booker T. Washington & W. E. B Du Bois Booker T & W.E.B Du Bois

Malcolm X & Martin Luther King Malcolm X & Martin Luther King

Black America must find for themselves that middle ground of both arguments. 

Example: Intellectuals ( Higher Education) vs Craftsmen ( Self Sufficiency) .  Both should be the goal of the black community.

Black America over the past 30 to 40 years has drifted towards Higher Education and mountains of debt.  During that same time a vacuum has been created in skilled craftsmen, that does not require long term debt. This imbalance has created more dependency on others outside the community for goods and services. and more dept. 

If a community cannot feed, cloth, or build shelter for itself it will always be in servitude. 

Respect is not given it must be demanded. However you cannot demand respect with your hand out.

 

The Apology

My brothers please listen to our sisters. 400 years is now over. Starting in 2018 become the king she now sees in you. Take back your family. Raise your children. Build your own community. You have no more excuses. Weakness is not an excuse.

Apology

They beat me and I called you to save me … but you couldn’t.. so I secretly resented you.

They took our babies and sold them, I begged you to save us.. but you couldn’t .. so I secretly blamed you..
They raped me, and I cried out for you to protect me… but you couldn’t…..So I stopped trusting you…
You were supposed to be my man.. my provider.. my protector but when I needed you.. you couldn’t be there… so I hated you…
How could I let you tell me what to do.
When massa could protect me more than you..
How could I submit to you when you are forced to submit to massa?
So to protect myself I submitted to the one who could protect me and our children.
I stopped trusting you..
I stopped loving you..
I stopped honoring you..
I stopped valuing you and in turn I became valueless to you.
I didn’t see the frustration in your eyes when our children were sold..
I didn’t hear your silent cries when I was beaten.
I didn’t see your anger when I was being ravished..
I didn’t understand that you held your emotions to be strong for me..
I thought you didn’t care.. but you wanted to be there…you wanted to protect me.. you wanted to ….
but massa made it so you couldn’t so I would trust him more than you.
I didn’t see the hidden hands shaping our destiny..
all I saw was my pain.. and the feeling that you neglected me..
For all the times I blamed you, I’m sorry
For the resentment and distrust I’ve held against you for centuries.. I’m sorry
For the times I’ve let you down
For all the times I’ve broken your spirit with my words and my actions.
For the times I openly rejected you.. and tried to control you .. because I thought less of you.. I’m sorry..
Massa had a plan.. that he said would work for 400 years.. 400 years is over now.
My eyes are wide open… ..
I see the king in you…
Please forgive my wrongs and see your queen in me.
POETRY By KhaYah (Aisha Williams)©
#KhaiLife. #RestorationStation. #TheApology
Art by Joseph Kendy … Chevelin illustrations

White Supremacy Is Real

By: Howard Williams

If we African Americans did not understand what happened after the last presidential election, it should be obvious to us by now.

Some White Americans told us loudly and clearly that this is their country and that there will be no multiculturalism in America. (To be clear, multiculturalism is the view that the various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest.)

White supremacy is real! We can no longer pretend that it is not. If we continue believing it will get better some day, it will get worse as we keep down the same path we have been for decades. No matter what we wish to believe, the only reason African Americans have been tolerated throughout America’s history is for the sake of exploitation. The fact is some White Americans hate African Americans and other White Americans disrespect African Americans.

We can list many reasons for the lack of progress in the African American community, but the main one is our fear of White America. Throughout history White Americans have shown the full extent of their violence when their way of life or their existence – as they see – it is threatened.

The logical thing to do is deal with the truth. We have to begin looking inward for our survival in America. We must work together no matter where we are on the economic scale. There is no more time for debate. It does not matter who in the community has the best ideas or who gets credit for the progress we might make. Leadership is a matter of action and not one of position. There is only time for action!

There are no problems that cannot be solved using truth and logic. Feelings and superstition have no role in finding solutions for the problems that face African Americans today. We must stop believing that our people, including our own family members, just don’t want anything better – that they are just lazy. The system neither is nor has it ever been designed for all to prosper.

If we know what the problem is, what then is the solution? Violent confrontation is futile and marching is a waste of time and energy.

I am going to suggest a means that will ensure long-term progress in the African American community: self-determination by means of Group Capitalism (an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production of goods and services for profit as a group) as opposed to Individual Capitalism (individual wealth.) The African American Community must become one based on production rather than consumption.

Let me share with you an anecdote.

There was this brother standing in front of an African American owned corner store. An older African American lady went past the store and across the street to the white owned corner store to buy ice. On her way back, the brother asked her why she crossed the street to by ice when the black owned store sells ice at the same price? Her response was, “son, don’t you know his ice is colder?”

African Americans can no longer maintain this perspective.

The United States Constitution states that all citizens have the fundamental right to freely decide their own political status and to freely pursue their own cultural, economic, and social development. African Americans must claim their territory and control their destiny and economy. We must also begin the slow and meticulous process of rebuilding, renovating, and reviving our own urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent African American residents. This will result in increased property values and the creation of affordable housing and jobs for our family members. We must then create an industrial complex of small businesses within said neighborhood.

Allow me to provide a prototype: the Dublin Community has realized a destiny all its own that no outsider can change; they determine their property values, school curricula, who polices their community, and what stores and industries can exist there.
We all believe in God – that He will make our condition better one day – and yet we do not use the greatest tool that He has given us: our minds! If we use our minds collectively we cannot be stopped. What’s in it for us? Not, what’s in it for me?

There is no strength in a chain when the links are separated.

 

 

Individual and Collective Purpose

By: Howard Williams

One day a black 27 year old well educated young man said to me ” I do not want to be the smartest person in the room. I want to be around people smarter than me, who challenge me intellectually.  I want to learn how to have purpose in my life”.

I was lost for words. I did not know what to tell him. So I said to him, find those people and surround yourself with them. The young man replied. That is easier said than done. He then said there is a difference between one teaching you to survive in life and one teaching you how to have purpose in life.

It took me a few months to grasp what the young man was saying. I had to look up the word purpose to find out what it really meant. I’m a little slow! We teach our children how to survive in life and yet not teach them to have a purpose in life. 

So we all must begin to find our individual purpose in life. And at the same time the African American community as a whole must find it’s purpose in life.

For real prosperity in the African American community there must be a collective purpose and a collective goal.

For those of you that don’t know me. I am passionate about the future of our young black males and it does not look good. Their mothers are begging all of us to come together and figure out something, anything to make it better for them. Things cannot continue going the way they have been going for years. We cannot just write more than half of our young black males off. Or blame them entirely for their situation. That would be immoral.

As most of you have heard. An idle mind and idle time is the devils work shop.

The path we make for all of our young black males, not just the path we make for our own sons will determine all of our futures.

Be Careful

 

Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. DuBois.

Booker T Washington vs W.E.B. Du Bois. Intellectualism vs Entrepreneurship And How It Has Affected The Way Black America Thinks About The Skilled Trades and Self Sufficiency Today.

Let us go back and review the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.  It doesn’t matter on which side of the debate you come down on, they both had valid arguments for the time. One focusing on intellectualism and the other focusing on entrepreneurship. 

However, over the past 50 years African Americans have drifted completely to the side of W.E.B. Dubois.  Intellectualism. Not understanding that there must always be a balance in the way a community moves forward together.

Believing that only changing the laws would be the answer to African American salvation did not take into account the dynamic of money and power. The African American community has no money, therefor it has no power. And whoever has the power makes the laws.

By not incorporating  the argument of Booker T. Washington. Entrepreneurship as part of the long term strategy has left the African American community vulnerable. As we are finding out today. Laws are being changed by the stroke of a pen ( Executive Orders ).

The African American community cannot educate, feed or house itself. The African American community owns nothing!!! Until that is clear to everyone in the African American Community nothing will ever change.

 

A Childs Success Will Be Determined By Their Ability At Solving Problems

Most of us believe our child will get a good education. The problem with that is, very few of us can define what a good education is in todays society. The old rule back in the past was a good education was learning the 3 r’s. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. In todays society the majority of our children are weak in at least one of these subjects if not all 3. However math is our childrens greatest weakness. And that is why our children have difficulty solving problems.

However, before we can explain the importance of math to all our children we must learn the importance of math in todays society ourselves.

Why must our children learn math by Mark Karadimos

What is math?

Those who do not appreciate math are those who do not understand what math is all about. That is why the nature of math desperately needs to be explained. Simply put, math is about solving problems.

How can math help me solve problems?

Ever since there were humans in existence, there have been problems to solve. Whether the problems were over basic requirements like sustaining sufficient amounts of food or major accomplishments like constructing multifunctional homes, problems such as these remain with us to this day. The peculiar thing about problems is that they all have similar properties.

What do all problems have in common?

Successful problem solvers are able to understand what is expected of the problems they face. In other words, they know all of the details surrounding the problem at hand, which is the most important step to solving problems. It requires an attention to detail and therefore patience. After examining the details, intelligent choices need to be made as well as the beginning steps of developing a strategy. The plan must be carried out in an order that makes sense. So careful planning, possibly by justifiable experimentation, must take place. Once an actual solution is obtained, it must be tested to determine whether or not it is reasonable.

What does problem solving have to do with math in school?

Every math problem that gets discussed, handled, and assigned forces us to use many, if not all, of the detailed methods of problem solving. Each individual problem becomes a small but important lesson for solving problems in general. Math is traditionally learned by first doing many smaller problems. Then the small problems are put together to solve bigger problems. For instance, in order to solve algebraic equations, being knowledgeable about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is a must. Ordering the steps to be carried out, evaluating expressions, and learning how and when equations are used must be learned, too.

Who commonly uses math?

Everybody uses math whether they realize it or not. Shoppers use math to calculate change, tax, and sales prices. Cooks use math to modify the amount a recipe will make. Vacationers use math to find time of arrivals and departures to plan their trips. Even homeowners use math to determine the cost of materials when doing projects.

Which professions use math?  Just about every profession that will allow your child to earn a prosperous living will require math skills, as labor intensive jobs are a thing of the past.

Here is a small list of math orientated careers:Accountants assist businesses by working on their taxes and planning for upcoming years. They work with tax codes and forms, use formulas for calculating interest, and spend a considerable amount of energy organizing paperwork. 
Agriculturists determine the proper amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, and water to produce bountiful amounts of foods. They must be familiar with chemistry and mixture problems. 
Architects design buildings for structural integrity and beauty. They must know how to calculate loads for finding acceptable materials in design, which involved calculus. 
Biologists study nature to act in concert with it since we are so closely tied to nature. They use proportions to count animals as well as use statistics/probability. 
Chemists find ways to use chemicals to assist us which entails purifying water, dealing with waste management, researching superconductors, analyzing crime scenes, making food products, working with biologists to study the human body, … 
Computer Programmers create complicated sets of instructions called programs/software to help us use computers to solve problems. They must have a strong sense of logic and have critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
Engineers (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Material) build products/structures/systems like automobiles, buildings, computers, machines, and planes, to name just a few examples. They cannot escape the frequent use of a variety of calculus. 
Geologists use mathematical models to find oil and study earthquakes. 
Lawyers argue cases using complicated lines of reason. That skill is nurtured by high level math courses. The also spend a lot of time researching cases, which means learning relevant codes, laws and ordinances. Building cases demands a strong sense of language with specific emphasis on hypotheses and conclusions.
Managers maintain schedules, regulate worker performance, and analyze productivity. 
Medical Doctors must understand the dynamic systems of the human body. They research illnesses, carefully administer the proper amounts of medicine, read charts/tables, and organize their workload and manage the duties nurses and technicians. 
Meteorologists forecast the weather for agriculturists, pilots, vacationers, and those who are marine dependent. They read maps, work with computer models, and understand the mathematical laws of physics. 
Military Personnel carry out a variety of tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to following detailed procedures. Tacticians utilize a branch of mathematics called linear programming. 
Nurses carry out the detailed instructions doctors give them. They adjust intravenous drip rates, take vitals, dispense medicine, and even assist in operations. 
Politicians help solve the social problems of our time by making complicated decisions within the confines of the law, public opinion, and (hopefully) budgetary restraints. 
Salespeople typically work on commission and operate under a ‘buy low, sell high’ profit model. Their job requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to estimate basic math problems without the need of paper/pencil. 
Technicians repair and maintain the technical gadgets we depend on like computers, televisions, DVDs, cars, refrigerators, … They are always reading measuring devices, referring to manuals, and diagnosing system problems. 
Tradesmen (carpenters, electricians, mechanics, and plumbers) estimate job costs and use technical math skills specific to their field. They deal with slopes, areas, volumes, distances and must have an excellent foundation in math. 

Can I get a good job without learning a lot of math?

In all honesty, anything is possible. However, less and less labor intensive jobs are available. Workers in those fields are being replaced by machinery and robotics. Even when those jobs are available, the pay is usually substandard. In order to gain successful employment, technical skills must be learned. Someone has to fix all of those machines and robots.

What are employers looking for?

Employers are looking for three basic traits. They want their employees to be able to reason, work with technical equipment, and communicate their thoughts with other employees. It is clear that math deals with developing reason and working with technical equipment. It is not so clear how math affects communication. Successfully using math can improve the ability to speak and write more clearly. Language, at least the type needed for work, tends to be extremely structured and mathematical ability helps deal with that structure.

After high school, what do I do to learn more math?

Basically, there are four avenues of education to pursue: universities, community colleges, trade schools, or the military.Universities prepare students for highly professional careers. Math is typically a strong component of their curricula due to the extreme technical nature of these professions.

Community Colleges assist students to either go on to universities or learn technical skills needed for data processors, electronic technicians, law enforcers, mechanics, nurses, and realtors. Math is not as intense compared to the universities but is integrated throughout each program.

Trade schools teach students the science of automotive maintenance, carpentry, computer repair, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, … Math related skills are integrated throughout each program.

Even the military puts their people through school after basic training. These military schools are akin to trade schools. On the other hand, military officers, even though they must already have bachelor degrees, are put through further schooling after basic training.

Can I learn mathematics by playing games?

Yes! Research shows there is a strong correlation between math/science education with knowledge of the game called chess. As a player’s chess skills increase, so will the player’s math and science abilities increase. Likewise, as a student’s math/science skills increase, so will that student’s chess ability increase. Of course, this is not limited to the game of chess. It is true for all games that require a high amount of problem solving and critical thinking.

Doublespeak The New Language of America

By: Howard Williams

The new English language that has become common in America today, Doublespeak.  Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs, “servicing the target” for bombing[1]), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning. In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth. Doublespeak is most closely associated with political language. However, it has become so common in our culture that we use it without being aware of it. Being politically correct has caused Americans to be unable to deal the truth. You should always want to know the truth. No matter how painful it may be. Asking someone to change their language in order not to offend you will only fool you into thinking they like you. 

Therefore we must begin to question what we hear and begin to read more to get to the truth. The questions we ask ourselves and the questions we ask others have to be exact, accurate, correct, specific, detailed, explicit, unambiguous, definite. In other words precise

After asking someone a question and after hearing their answer you walk away with the same question, they answered the question using doublespeak. 

So the question for me is.  Why are Black Americans afraid to invest in and create their own economy and educational system that will allow their economy and children to flourish rather than be a part of system that systematically excludes them from achieving great success????