Dr. Umar Johnson – Myth of the Black Middle Class

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MisterB2eternity says:

I've seen so many of my classmates in college buy into that middle class American dream myth only to end up with in debt laid and back with their parents. They own no investments, no land, no real estate—nothing.

abobjenkins says:

A major problem of Black people is that much of the immaturity of thought and behavior from elementary and high school years is carried into adulthood.  In essence, too many Black people never mature, but are mentally in a continued state of pre-adolescence.  Furthermore, too many Black people gravitate toward the stupid.  The more idiotic something is, the more they love it.  True intelligence and ingenuity is not prized among the masses of Black people.  It really make me angry.

falsepride says:

Isn't true about all blacks. Umar hasn't met all of them.

Corneil Ac says:

Read a bunch of comments on this video and it's very disturbing how some of us perceive what Dr. Umar said. Some said he only identifies problems but doesn't offer any solutions. Others say Africans are not blacks. Just those two points identifies an even greater issue in our communities. If you can't love you own type, can't appreciate the efforts of your own type who's try to help your community, then you are the problem. I believe the Dr. has always offered solutions to every problem that he identified. Well, unless you're too dumb like most of us are, that you can't get it.

Besides, it's said that "knowing the cause of your problem is half the solution to it". If he has been identifying these problems, it's for you who thinks he's not provided any solutions to come up with solutions. Come up with some ideas. The man clearly asked us to for example, "STOP BUYING SHIT THAT YOU DON'T NEED".

Karen Walkeden says:

Save your money and stop blaming whites you will do better.

Karen Walkeden says:

15 years later he's still robbing his own kind and No school.

il-La Soul says:

Black peoples are not poor they just have poor spending habits

Nick Taylor says:

I still have my LG V-20 phone and until it gives up the ghost I'm keeping it and I can afford whatever phone I want. If its not broke then dont "fix" it.

Adolfo Mendez says:

My brother, it is very unfortunate but true, this also happens to us Latinos.

Mr.77check says:

If you can't sell anything you invest in on the internet when you're tired of it……then you're living a Frivolous lifestyle!!!!…..for nothing!!!!

•Duane1 says:

I dead when you talk about my iPhone situation, soo true…

TRUTH HURTS.

Mr Edwards tv says:

This is so true, that's what made me hate going to school because majority of people focused on what u had on instead of who u are as a person, every day it was the same shit, who got on what and who has the freshest gear on. Can't begin to tell u how many fights broke out because people got tired of other people clowning them for what they don't have. Thats what made me drop out of school even though i shouldn't have. People die in these streets everyday because someone else is jealous of the material things they have. School is just like umar said it: a freaking fashion show, its only so many students that come to school and excel without getting caught up in the everyday riff raff. How i wish i would've stayed close too those class mates.

Hanna W says:

Middle class AA are often a source of money for family members

Gail Lewis says:

If you only have $5,000 in wealth, you aren't middle class. Stop living beyond your means to impress people who don't like you in the first place.

sthpac69 says:

I worked with another black guy that showed me a phone that he had spend $400.00 on. He didn't know how to do any of the extended apps on the phone, none.

Pauly Walnuts says:

Don't feel bad black people, my parents blew an entire estate (half million) that my grandparents saved. Now I'm at square one knowing what the dividend life is like.

MiZack Clark says:

Black people should read wait till I get my money right on amazon

My Life In The Chi says:

I talk about this issue on my show.

halnms62 says:

Which hotel was he recording this from ? Motel 6 or Red Roof Inn ?

Knowledge Seeker 78 says:

Tone Talks says we're even further behind than this
I hated that about high school…the fashion show thing because I was poor. I used to skip school, luckily for me I was bright enough to get into the air force…I still to this day have very little clothes, but I have a house and a Corolla and a pesky student loan bill

Mjb Mjb says:

Its like he keep comparing blacks to whites we got our own language our own meaning of being rich our foods our own way of doing things always talking no action

Larry Johnson says:

Dr. Johnson the Bible prophesied about these days.In the last days there will be many so called churches in the name of Jesus Christ but are the synogoge of satan .the people will turn a lie into the truth and will believe the truth is a lie.The Father said he would turn them over to a reprobate mind.Jesus Christ. said fear not for these things will happen.There are people in the world who are the children of Satan and there is no truth in them they are cold and there is no light in them you know them by their fruit.Then thier are those that belongs to the redeemer and they are full of light and you can tell the difference between the two.The enemy has turned them into idol worshippers.the ones running to buy the latest phone unknowingly worship a phone and all this other man made shit while you should be getting right with your maker the Father of the seen and unseen.you brought nothing in the world and you ltaking nothing out but you will be asked what you did with the gift of life and your answer will determine where you will spend eternity.Get right with God before you take your last breath.tomorrow isn't promised to you.Now is the time.stop trying to keep up with the Jones and get on your knees .

Mr. Gross says:

He’s right about some things but black people be yourself stop identifying with groups because whites don’t do that they don’t give a shit about each other’s well being, American government will never tolerate nationalism.

16161645 says:

#####…. I'VE. WORKED ALL MY LIFE WITH MIDDLE CLASS WHITES. AN IM 54 YEARS OLD . LIVING .IN ONE OF THE. MOST EXPENSIVE STATES IN THE COUNTRY. ALL DUE RESPECT. TO MR. DR. Umar. I FIND , THAT WITH WHITES . ITS USUALLY. A MATTER OF GENERATIONAL WEALTH. PAYED FOR HOMES. PASED DOWN. AND , SAVINGS. IT SIMPLY IS NOT TRUE TO SAY THAT .YOUR INCOME ISN'T PART OR MOST OF YOUR NET WORTH. INCOME. IS INDEED FOR MOST WORKING PEOPLE THERE FIRST BIGGEST ASSET. AND NETWORTH. TRY GETTING A LOAN FOR. A HOME WITH A LOW OR NO INCOME. ? YES SPENDING HABITS ARE A BIG PROBLEM. BUT. ITS NOT A BLACK PROBLEM. ITS A FINANCIAL LITERACY PROBLEM…. FINANCIAL EDUCATION IS NOT TORT IN OUR SCHOOLS. OR IN MOST HOMES. I KNOW SOME VERY HIGHLY EDUCATED GOOD. INCOME PRODUCERS. WHO HAVE LITTLE TO NO FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE.

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