Saturday, August 04, 2007
African Americans Do Not Own Energy or Environment
The Environmental Movement is now a $6 billion per year industry. Virtually no blacks work in professional policy positions in these organizations. Blacks also do not own, operate or manage the energy resources produced in this country. So from green groups to energy companies blacks are left out of positions of power. Is this good for America? We do not think so. Excluding blacks from full participation is counter productive because the expertise, imagination and energy of a large portion of our population are wasted. In the new world of resource competition, the U.S. can no longer afford to continue with this 20th Century inefficiency. The Chinese are not distracted by such nonsense.
Now the United States is facing the challenge of global warming. Massive efforts will be launched to address this most important of environmental issues. Will blacks again be excluded and marginalized in participating in the resolution of this problem? Blacks want to participate but run into roadblocks and exclusive inclinations at every turn. Elitism and greed are radioactive and should be contained. Open up the door America. It is the 21st Century. There is more than enough to go around. And we need every able American in the mix to keep up with a rapidly changing world.