Decreasing African American marriage rates may be a result of intentional efforts by privy elitist interest groups and may only be resolved by the establishment of a healthy, independent, and community-oriented environment. There are strategic patterns of bill legislation and corporate disinvestment directly impacting the necessary economic conditions for African Americans to participate in the institution of marriage and family. At the same time, repetitious private investment and public promotion of the devaluation of traditional African American values correlate with declining marriage rates. Lastly, the connections between covert specialized programs, grant-funded research, and African American disparity also play significant roles in falling marriage rates, which may prove to function as the worse of all social engineering methodologies. It is in the interest of humanity to debunk and prevent hidden agendas targeting vulnerable populations by elite power groups because it will create the precedent to spread destruction to all of humanity on the sheer basis of an individual or group’s power to do so if they see fit.
During the time between 1890-1940's, Black marriage's were very common, producing stable families, congenial relations between the man & woman, and supported the unity of Black people - despite the laws of that time. However, since the 1960's and 70's, the conditions began to turn in the opposite direction, as the sociopolitical terrain was reshaping itself. As Black people embraced integration, marriage developed a more secondary role as male and female partnerships started to become the norm. Thriving Black businesses and communities started to erode, as African Americans dispersed into a non-segregated environment. At the same time, Black men started to fall victim to high levels of incarceration do to Richard Nixon's "war on drugs" campaign in 1972. This helped to breakdown the African American family into single-parent households. As a result, this left them more vulnerable to poverty and exploitation.
Cultural degeneracy in the Black community is tied with disintegrating marriage rates, by the influence of music and interracial marriage. The integrity of the African American family is the institution of marriage, through which the values and behavior are transmitted to establish one's culture in society. Yet, when one's values and behaviors are modified by coercive influences to the extent that promotes destructive thinking and practices, it acts as a snare to African Americans overall . Statistics show a disturbing breakdown of the Black family since recent decades of its illustrious past, like the Harlem renassaince. In 1950, 72% of African American men and 81% women were married. Prior to 1965, 76.4% of children were born to Black families. African Americans were becoming more financially independent, both business and income wise to which began to rival Whites . By the 2000's, however, 75% of African Americans with a high school degree and some college, were unmarried. In 1992, 54% of African American children lived with their mother; and 73% of those children were born to unmarried women in 2009. The civil rights era marked a time when African Americans were becoming more outspoken about the injustices they were experiencing, in both their communities and neighborhoods. One of the ways Black people would disseminate the truth and their values was through music. In the past, African American rappers and hip hop artist used their creative talents to describe the systematic persecution Black people faced in their everyday lives and promote pride in oneself. Today, however, African American rappers and hip hop artist are normalizing violence, drugs, promiscuous activities, and deviant behavior. According to City Journal, rap and hip hop music has adversely impacted the African American youth in impoverished neighborhoods, where they exhibit nihilistic behavior toward one another and reinforce all the negative stereotypes that keep Black communities in their hopeless condition. In consequence, this help promote male and female partnerships as oppose to marriage and the erosion of traditional African American values, like respect toward parents and adults in the community, conservative style of dress, affinity for education, and integrity. But why did the music lyrics change from truth and pride to hate and perversion? This is related to the fact that most of the Black rappers and hip hop artist under contract are controlled by Caucasian elitist. Of the many music companies in this
industry, there are three major ones, including Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. The dominant interest group has a 75% ownership in this industry and employ a direct influence on their lyrics. These lyrics have served a self destructive effect on the social values of African American kids and teenagers, both within the inner cities and the suburbs. Aside from the influence of music, interracial marriages has helped divide the interest of African Americans among other competing groups. According to political scientist, Rebecca Ayres, marriage is a political alliance of interest groups. Examining marriage under these terms, it makes it easier to see the politics involved. When African Americans marry a person outside of their race it creates a divided loyalty to the Black interest group. This is especially true when it comes to biracial offspring of an African American parent. If we were to measure wealth and control from the context of race, we find that Caucasians are at the top of this latter, making them the dominant interest group. On the opposite side of this pendulum are African Americans, who reside at the bottom. All other racial groups exist in-between these two extremes and creates the current racial disparities, when wealth and control are divided in such a manner. From this strategic political structure, biracial offspring often learn these racial dynamics from social settings like school and the workplace, and will be inclined to identify with the side of their family that will offer them the most privileges and economic incentives. Furthermore, this trend discourages Black men from marrying Black women and vice versa because they will feel coerced to believe there is more to gain from these interracial marriages than with each other. The conclusion of this phenomenon depopulates African Americans by changing the genetic integrity of the Black race by turning them into another group, like in the case of South Africa with the mixed South African's acting as a separate interest group between the Blacks and Whites.
As anyone could guess, there exist economic factors that decrease the probability of marriage amongst the African American population. While the circumstances are unfortunate, they’re also suspicious. The balance of economics directly influences the conditions of life, whether it is marriage, community development, or a peoples overall subsistence. If the dominant interest group controls most of the resources and opportunities of the Black community, it can strongly discourage the prospect or stability of marriage. Consider a hypothetical situation, where an African American man is trying to marry, but he is working at minimum wage and only makes enough to support his basic expenses. If the woman he is engaged to is also employed, they can improve their living conditions and have a better chance of supporting a family by their combined income. Once the wife has babies, however, the husband usually wants her to stop her job or work at a minimum to devote her time to raising the children. The father would then have to work more hours or find an additional form of employment to make up the difference. If the father were to lose his job, it would immediately destabilize the family's financial situation. Aside from the challenge of trying to manage their expenses, these hardships also tend to create emotional distress. In some cases, these type of circumstances lead to divorce, where the mother has the burden of supporting herself and the children, while the father will have to pay alimony. Yet, this scenario is one of many examples that African Americans have experienced due to economic factors. The root of this is related to the fact that Black people have little to no ownership in the business sector of their community. Black people have experienced a long history of employment, housing, mortgage market discrimination, which has help contribute to their meager financial status. Under the present tax code, the tax incentives and savings opportunities only help people with a higher income bracket. This, economically excludes the average Black person. However, If African Americans had their own banks, corporations, convenience and grocery stores, apartments, department retailers, and home development companies, they would be more financially stable and have a greater interest for the community to support those families. Yet, because such ownership is practically nonexistent and is mainly controlled by the political majority, there is no incentive to have the community prosper to the extent that would make Black people independent of their businesses. The other issue is that African Americans also find it difficult to practically entertain the idea of marriage when they are suffering from poverty. According to Al Jazeera, a decrease in wages is directly related to a decline in marriages. Thus, if African Americans earn low wages or remain unemployed, it will then inhibit the possibility of marriage. Disinvestment is another factor that weakens Black communities, where businesses leave and compromise the stability of the local economy; leading to high crime rates and destitution. Take for example the two Target store closings, set for February 2019, on the south side of Chicago, which is a predominately Black neighborhood. Target corporation insist on relocating, regardless of the negative impact it will have on the African American people in the area, who depend on that company for their basic necessities. According to the Dayton Daily News, Krogers is following the same trend, where it closed three stores in Memphis Tennessee and plans for one in Cincinnati Ohio; which are predominately Black neighborhoods.
The final element in the disparity of Black marriages are underground programs including MK Ultra, the illegal drug industry, and human-trafficking. For those who don't know about MK Ultra, it is a CIA based behavioral research program complex, meaning that it hosted several subprojects, such as project Monarch. MK Ultra "officially" began in 1953, under Sydney Gottlieb, to allegedly counter the former Soviet Union's interrogation strategies. When this program was declassified in 1978, it was discovered that the CIA was involved in many illegal human experimentations, to alter peoples behavior and personalities. The project employed the use of drugs, like LSD's, and unusual torture techniques with the participation of universities, hospitals, and prison institutions. Although, it was claimed that MK Ultra ended 1978, the objective of inducing artificial behavior modification on select groups is still continuing. If we link the activities of MK Ultra with the illegal drug cartels in Black communities, it can help provide insight as to why African Americans "appear" to be arbitrarily killing one another over petty issues. Firstly, it must be understood that Black people do not have the industries to manufacture drugs, yet they are constantly associated with them. Additionally, it is not in the interest of African Americans to spread drugs in their communities, that have proven to destabilize the Black youth and leave them more vulnerable to incarceration. However, chaotic Black communities do benefit the political majority because it provides justification to place them in prison institutions, where they usually end up as prison laborers, and it also keeps the community from prospering economically; thus placing African Americans in a ongoing dependency. Thus, with drugs that can alter one's behavior or mental state through the MK Ultra research, the "Black-on-Black" crimes maybe the result of the drugs modifying their behavior, that maintains a perpetual cycle of destruction on African American residents. From the research of Gary Webb (from Mercury News), who was an investigative journalist, discovered CIA involvement in the illegal drug cartels in Black communities of Los Angeles California, during the 1980's. According Harriet A. Washington's book "Medical Apartheid", African American inmates were involuntarily experimented on, under the influence of the MK Ultra program. Thus, every time Black people are imprisoned, it leaves them vulnerable to human experimentation, where their body's biochemistry can be manipulated and then can be sent back to the inner cities to harm other Black people as so-called gangsters. Such activities might explain why African Americans have such unhealthy communities and why marriage rates are in decline. Unfortunately, most people still believe that Black people are simply harming themselves, but MK Ultra explains why allegedly random killings are taking place. Human-trafficking is another underground program with its focus on the exploitation of women, as oppose to men, who are targeted by the drugs program. Human-trafficking by definition is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. African American women are one primary victims of this program and is the 3rd largest growing criminal enterprises in America. These practices are relatively frequent in states like Ohio, California, and Texas to name a few. Human-trafficking is rooted in U.S slavery, according to Cheryl Nelson Butler (from UCLA), where Black women and girls were involuntarily raped and sexually abused by their enslavers. Even married African American women, during those days, experienced these traumatic events. Today, however, women fall into human-trafficking through various situations such as a debt bind, modeling jobs, marriage/partnerships, unusual religious practices, opportunities that offer easy money, and any other condition where women can be exploited. Once the trafficker has the woman as a victim, she is then isolated from her family and friends to keep her contained. Additionally, she is threatened and abused by the trafficker to force her compliance. The average age of girls, subject to this program, is between 12-14 years old, but in general, victim ages ranges between ages 0-50. To make matters worse, the U.S justice system have maintained the consistent habit of labeling African Americans and other minority women as prostitutes as oppose to victims, which consequently helps keep human-trafficking alive. Such predatory and covert programs prevent African Americans from marrying and living a normal life, in addition to the adverse political and economic influences.
Black marriages are the essential building blocks of Black communities. Yet, when marriage rates fall due to unnatural circumstances, it is a preemptive strike against a much greater struggle---survival. In order to safeguard from such a threat, people must uncover the underlying political forces imposing adverse conditions in African communities and have the will to protect these exploited communities and people.
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