WhiteResponseProject.org is officially starting the Black Venture Fund. We are asking corporations to participate in the fund for the purpose of investing in Black and Brown people. The fund’s assets will be used to help repair the damage caused by slavery, Black codes, Jim Crow-segregation, and 400 years of racism. We are taking reparations into our own hands. We are not waiting for anyone to do it for us. The time has come for all of us, White and Black, to make peace with the past… and move forward together, for a better future. If you are a Black or Brown person, looking for funding for your business, or your idea, reach out to me, Joe Bruno, at 386-562-0312. Or send me and email at email@example.com
My team and I at WRP, will reach back out to you to start the process. We have the resources and expertise to help you and your business. What has happened in the past, to Black and Brown people, was tragic and unacceptable. The problem was caused by White people, against Black people… and it will be solved by White people, in collaboration with Black people. The Wealth gap, income gap, education gap, housing gap, and health gap, are all reflections of the injustices of the past. Over 400 years and counting. We will solve this problem, in this generation. I’m with you. Let’s roll…
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White Response Project, and the Black Venture Fund, have a mission to solve the following problem.
140 million people in America are poor and low-income. That is around 43% of the total U.S. population. There are 42 million Black and Brown people in America. 60% of the Black and Brown population falls into this category. That is 6 out of 10 people are poor or low-income; over 25 million Black and Brown people. Most people in that group can’t afford a $500 emergency. In the richest and most prosperous country in the world, that is unacceptable.
“When you’re in the ditch, what I care about is how can I help get you out”.
For those that want to know why, let me explain. 400 years of racism can have a material effect…generational wealth transfer, lower educational opportunities, lower income levels, all account for this disparity… in addition, segregation in housing and education are major contributors. Education and housing are foundational to wealth and income. When slavery was abolished with the 13th amendment, and segregation came to an end with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the light switch wasn’t turned off to racism. Think of it as a dimmer, more than a light switch. Racism was dimmed, not turned off. Changing behavior and beliefs doesn’t just happen. The “wiring”, also known as institutionalized systems of racism, which was around for centuries, was not fully dismantled; causing systemic racism to continue for Black and Brown people.
When you wake up in the morning, do me a favor, place a 50 pound bag of sand on your back… in each hand, hold a 25 pound bag of sand… and around each ankle, a 30 pound bag of sand. Now go to work… go vote… go get an education… go buy a house… go to do doctor when you’re sick… go and integrate into a society that doesn’t want you to integrate. The rules, the starting line, and as a result, the opportunities, are not the same for Black and White people. But we can change that… and we will.
I don’t need to be Black or Brown to care. If you’re in the ditch, we want to help. WRP and BVF, are here to help. Black and White people, working together, getting people out of the ditch.