Life Without Black People

A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zonewhere there is an America without black people.

At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief.

'At last', they said, 'no more crime, drugs, violence and welfare.'

All of the blacks have gone! Then suddenly, reality set in. The 'NEW
AMERICA' is not America at all - only a barren land.

1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man,
invented the traffic signals.

4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because anAfrican American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper..

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the
Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.

7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smithinvented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis
Lattimer later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern, and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

10. Their children met them at the door - barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board, and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator. ...

Now, isn't that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'by the time we leave for work, millions of Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks.'

Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. Dubois.

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  • Peon of the Masses 2011/05/19 22:05:05
    Peon of the Masses
    Except all those so-called facts are proven to be facetious, and if not outright lies, are highly exaggerated to the point of being falsehoods. Does it really do blacks any good to have people fabricate things about them, even if they are positive things? I don't think so. Honesty is the BEST policy.
  • Peon of... Peon of... 2011/05/19 22:06:07
    Peon of the Masses
    However, if it weren't for the Jews and their inventions, then we'd be really feeling it.
  • PLANETE... Peon of... 2011/07/01 02:17:30
    Jews are a smart people but they got their wisdom from the black man. In fact all of white people's knowledge of science, math, art and government comes from black people.
  • PLANETE... Peon of... 2011/07/01 02:10:52
    Patents don't lie bucko.
  • Peon of... PLANETE... 2011/07/01 18:01:19
    Peon of the Masses
    Do the patent search yourself, those ideas are not inventions but modifications to earlier inventions.
  • bgrnathan 2010/07/29 02:31:55
    Excellent article!!
  • Emery 2010/03/22 21:00:39
    This is a pathetic page. If Black people would have never invented all of that, another race would have.
  • bgrnathan Emery 2010/07/29 02:28:02
    Not necessarily. And, anyway, the point of the writer is to foster respect for blacks in place of the contempt and hatred that many in society have toward them.
  • Peon of... Emery 2011/07/01 18:02:08
    Peon of the Masses
    It's a bit fluffed up, a proverbial mountain from a mole hill.
  • Marek 2010/03/18 01:18:54
    This piece of propaganda is at best an enormous exaggeration of facts. According to snopes.com a lot of claims here are stretching the truth;

    My personal opinion is that black people contributed greatly to the improvements in life and technology. However those contribution have not been make or brake for any of the inventions and economy at large.

    America without black people would certainly be different in some ways. It is impossible to say if it would be better or worse.
  • PLANETE... Marek 2011/07/01 02:11:41
  • Robo Toaster 2010/02/20 16:33:43
    Robo Toaster
    Also there would be a lot less peanut and soybean products, because George Washington Carver came up with uses for them.
  • Live Free Or Die 2010/02/20 16:20:28
    Live Free Or Die
    I never learned about it in history class (not even during black history month, even though the school I went to was mostly black) so I'm glad to hear about it now. Their contributions are duly noted. Thank you.
  • Leeaqua 2010/02/16 22:22:35
    Good post - Think of the musical lose without the black cultural input !
  • richard hussein, left wing ... 2010/02/13 02:56:12
    richard hussein, left wing radical
    I have always been familiar with most of these TRUE (not t-baggin' racist bullshit lies) historical facts... this should be "in your face" for all you bigotted bitches...
  • Michele 2010/02/12 16:24:03
    Wow!!! A world without Black people would be a boring world, wouldn't you say. Thank you Planeteater for posting this. We need to get the word out that we created almost everything in use today. The world over needs to know what we as a people contributed to this part of the world and beyond.

    I am in the process of working with NJ schools to implement the AMISTAD BILL(A1301), passed in 2002, which will call on NJ schools to incorporate African American history into their social studies curriculum. This legislation also created the Amistad Commission, a 23 member body charged with ensuring that African American history, contributions and experiences are adequately taught in the states.

    Way to go Planeteater. Keep it up!!!!! We need more people like you. It's our time!!!

    All lies being taught about Black people are coming to an end.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Hawkeye 2010/02/10 20:58:06
    Nothing that I wrote even remotely suggested that I advocated the concept of white supremacy..

    I DON'T and NEVER have..

    I ALSO believe that as a people,, the blacks are quite capable of making achievements on their OWN.. They are NO less THIEVES for stealing credit for the works of others then anybody else....
  • NarcolepticGoat 2010/02/10 15:53:15
    ever see A Day Without A Mexican?

    Racism and hatred is ... well I think is bordering insanity.
  • Hawkeye 2010/02/10 15:52:14
    I've heard these things for YEARS.. Farrakhan makes a WHOLE speech over these myths that Blacks invented EVERYTHING and that the White Man Stole everything from the blacks..

    The WORST one I ever heard was that Blacks built the Sphinx and if it STILL had a NOSE that would PROVE it..

    When it was pointed out that NOBODY ,, Not even the EXPERTS in the field at the time,, KNEW who built the Sphinx,, that THAT was one of it's great Mysteries,, the retort was " Well then..YOU can't PROVE that Blacks DIDN'T build it"...

    Since then,, of course,, the builders HAVE been identified and they WEREN'T black and yet the Myth endures..

    SAME thing with the Black Pharoahs.. By the time there was a black Pharoah Egypt's greatness was ,,by CENTURIES,, well into it's decline and was devided into 12 completely separate regions each calling themselves Egypt and EACH with it's OWN Pharoah..

    ONLY the southernmost region,, well over a thousand miles from the nearest Pyramid,, had Black Pharoahs and THEY were ONLY 1 among 12..
  • PLANETE... Hawkeye 2010/02/10 18:32:00
    White supremacy is a myth. The fact that whites stole everything (including our history as evidenced by your bogus comments above) from the indigenous people is not.

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