have to give all his earnings to someone else.
He saves all his money and uses some on his children. After many years, the white man has enough cash to start a business and his well educated children run the business which does so well the legacy lives on forever.
The black man, however, returns home with nothing to show for all his travails. Upon his arrival, his children are at home without jobs because they were not able to go to school since their father was too busy supporting an entire clan and could not afford to pay their fees.
Now, what shall they all do, they sit and pounder hard? The cycle begins all over again. His children go off to the mines to work and continue to support this huge family structure.
The problem with this mentality is that when one person does well in life, family members all gather around and make sure they eat off the sweat of their labour.
When one has a business, say a taxi business, friends and family of such a person expect to ride free of charge and have their luggage delivered wherever they please.
They seem to forget that for a car to move there has to be petrol and proper maintenance. If the owner refuses to comply, he is deemed cruel and they pray that the business flounders.
What such people do not see is that most black businessmen fail be- cause, instead of support, their loved ones pull them down. How long will a business last if family members expect free services?
When a rich black man dies, his business is likely to die with him because those who inherit the business are only interested in its profits.
However, when most white people start a business, they know that they are building a legacy that will live on long after they are dead. Their family learns the ropes of the business early on to ensure seamless succession.
The children of such a man study and learn all they must to carry the legacy foreword. However, the children of most black entrepreneurs act differently.
They refuse to study and attend school, because they see no point since their father is rich and will leave them a healthy inheritance. Most will become school drop outs and tell whoever urges them to study that there is no need seeing that they have secured jobs in the family business.
When the time comes for them to take over, they know nothing about the business and so it fails and eventually closes down. This has become so common that whenever a rich man dies, we know his wealth will soon follow.
In the black community the children of the rich men are destroyers of wealth, not its guardians. When a black man opens a store, we do not go into it unless we see whites shopping there.
If there are no whites we know the standard is low. We do not trust each other or up lift each other. Black people teach their children that whites are better without realising it. When a black person is successful and employs others he is called lekhooa meaning white person.
When one builds themselves a nice house and lives in luxury, people say “he thinks he is a lekhooa”. When one visits a friend’s place and finds it beautiful he will go around telling people that so and so’s house is like that of a lekhooa.
We aspire to be like them without realizing it and that is what causes so many problems in our lives. What we should be doing is learning from them not wishing to be them.
White people tend to have concentrated wealth because they do not put effort in what lasts for a few hours or days.
When there is a funeral in a black community, there is a feast. Everyone will eat and drink while the bereaved family will be left stranded.
The white community prepares a few finger foods and some drinks and it ends there.
With the black community, the whole event lasts for weeks. Before the funeral, women gather at the deceased’s home and offer prayer and expect food at the end of the service.
They say they are helping out when in fact they are causing poverty. Men who dig graves expect some food and alcohol too.
Everybody wants a share, not to mention the relatives who, for some reason, remain to finish up what’s left. We spend money on matters that do not bring in more money but drain it.
In the black community, leaders are seen as deities and are worshipped endlessly. Black people do not have the courage to stand up to their leaders even when in the wrong because they fear what they will do to them.
Truth is leaders end up victimizing those who speak up because we as people do not support our brave people. We look at them and wonder “if he keeps saying all these things how will he feed his children if he loses his job?” In the black community, female children are a curse and are extremely sidelined.
A female born in a royal family is regarded as a nonentity while her brothers are gods. The United Kingdom has proved that female leaders can offer so much to the world yet black communities still resist.