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Hard Work or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich
By the Historical Research Department of the Nation of Islam
Updated Jun 13, 2011 - 7:33:21 AM

“The foundation of American White supremacy sits tenuously on a rickety base of lies and deceptions about how Whites gained their wealth and status. A century and a half after slavery the median wealth of White families is $100,000; for Black families, it's $5,000. The belief that Whites achieved this 20-1 wealth advantage by HARD WORK is an absurd and a historical fantasy.”

(FinalCall.com) - The foundation of American White supremacy sits tenuously on a rickety base of lies and deceptions about how Whites gained their wealth and status. A century and a half after slavery the median wealth of White families is $100,000; for Black families, it's $5,000. The belief that Whites achieved this 20-1 wealth advantage by HARD WORK is an absurd and a historical fantasy. Nonetheless, the airwaves are filled with the self-righteous pronouncements of Caucasian commentators anxious to “advise” Blacks to “work hard” and to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” if they want to succeed in America. Not only do they seek to invent a fraudulent fairy tale that whitewashes a very bloody legacy, but they also aim to reaffirm the notion that “non-Whites” are naturally inferior and lazy and are thus responsible for having comparatively nothing. The truth is a whole lot nastier than that.

The group that has always posed as the “best friends of Black people” is most fond of making this argument, yet the Jews are guilty of the worst abuses of the slavery and Jim Crow systems of White empowerment. Any reader of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2, will discover that Jewish wealth in America was so completely dependent on Black slavery that their incessant Jewish mantra of “hard work” will be forever consigned to mythology. The mechanisms of government and private industry that were constructed to specifically hamstring Black prospects for success after slavery are extraordinary. In harmony, government and private industry, and all sectors of American society, instituted a series of White Affirmative Action programs for the benefit of WHITE EURO-AMERICANS ONLY, programs which gave them material advantages that had nothing whatever to do with either merit or “hard work.”

The Messenger of Allah, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad—The Messiah—said: “Observe the operations of the white man. He is successful. He makes no excuses for his failures. He works hard in a collective manner. You do the same.

This is the first of a four-part observation of the operations of the White man. It will take us on a journey through the reactive mind of the racial sociopaths who have worked hard in a collective manner to construct our Black American reality. And through this process we will examine just some of the acts and policies that are the nuts and bolts of the White man's dubious “superiority.”


Indian Land Grab

Right from the very start the European settlers were begging their British king to destroy the “savages” faster than he already was. It was one of the reasons they listed in their Declaration of Independence that caused them to want to SEPARATE from England. Merchants, many of them Jewish, supplied the British, French, and American armies to ethnically cleanse the indigenous Native Americans from their ancient lands. Once the bloody deed was done and the murderous armies retreated, it was those merchants who surveyed and divided the land into lots and began selling them to White settlers. This land “value” was created out of thin air and these property rights were then protected by the U.S. government. Legendary American “frontiersmen” like Daniel Boone were actually surveyors in the employ of these merchants, and some of Boone's receipts are actually in Yiddish.

Later, President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 initiated a series of massacres and wars against the Indian Nations, killing most and evicting the rest from their own land. This policy imprisoned the survivors on approximately 310 “reservations,” where they can be found today. The Messenger wrote that “The white man has left a remnant of that people for the sake of mockery and for his children to see the people their fathers conquered in taking this land of the Indians for their own land (as they call it today). God never intended that the people of the earth go about killing each other to rob each other of their homes. It was never done by anyone but the white race.” Ultimately, the Indian Holocaust netted for the White man 2.3 billion acres of free land.

Dawes Act

Massachusetts congressman Henry L. Dawes drafted federal legislation enacted in 1887 which ordered the “registering” of Indians so that they could receive an allotment of their own land! But to get on the “Dawes Rolls,” Native Americans had to anglicize their names. This allowed White officials to slip the names of their relatives and friends onto the Dawes Rolls and reap millions of acres of land. In one state alone, the 138 million acres of Indian-held land at the time of the Dawes Act in 1887 had been reduced to 47 million acres by 1934, when the Act was repealed.


Everything you see in the western world—its cities, institutions, and wealth—is built on Black slavery. Paris, Rome, London, New York—name the place, and its riches are built on the backs of the Black man and woman. The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vols. 1 and 2, and the next ten thousand Final Call issues could only begin to elaborate on that statement but let us just take the most celebrated and iconic American—George Washington. At one point in his ignominious life, he held 216 Black Africans—92 of them children (this high ratio of children to adults indicates Washington was a slave-breeder). What could one do today with that many lifelong unpaid employees?

Jim Crow Laws

The so-called Jim Crow laws were simply reconstituted Slave Laws and they applied throughout America, in the South and North. Their aim was not to keep Blacks from “White” drinking fountains and toilets, or even to stop them from breaking the law—but to keep Blacks from accumulating property, starting businesses, engaging in trade and commerce, and establishing an independent economic base and to force them back to the cotton plantations. Whites, having “legally” eliminated all competition from the most productive people on earth, benefitted immensely from these repressive American racial restrictions.

Religious Policy: The Hamitic Myth

The foundation for nearly all of America's most destructive acts and policies has been a religious one—from the “just wars” and “manifest destiny” used to justify the Holocaust against the Indians, to the cross-burning violence of the Christian Ku Klux Klan. Originally, in ancient times, slavery victimized all races and peoples, but Medieval Jewish rabbis, who sought to justify the targeting of African human beings, invented a racist embellishment of the Noah story which asserted that God cursed ALL BLACK PEOPLE with black skin, thereby marking them forevermore as permanent slaves to White people. All major religions adopted this racist motif and liberally used it to justify the most profitable Caucasian enterprise in the history of the planet—the African slave trade.

White Terrorism

The Ku Klux Klan was the generic name for literally hundreds of White terrorist groups set up to force the ex-slave back in “his place” on the plantation picking the commodity at the very center of the world economy—cotton. These Ku Kluxers were not errant outlaws—they comprised White government officials, businesses, and religious leaders. The Klan openly recruited in churches and synagogues and Masonic halls, and many communities held Ku Klux Klan country fairs. Armed, robed, and hooded, often by Jewish merchants, they burnt Black businesses, farms, schools, property, and human beings—with government sanction and participation.

Such government-sanctioned terrorism ensured that Blacks would be unable to accumulate wealth and pass it on to later generations. This is important to future White prosperity, because it has been estimated that up to 80 percent of lifetime wealth accumulation is attributable to gifts from ancestors. The KKK only waned in its influence when the U.S. government, through executions and mass incarcerations carried out by its “justice system,” took over most of the KKK's main terrorist functions.


Sharecropping is the Talmud-based economic system that was set up throughout the South to continue the benefits of Black slavery long after its legal end. The cotton profits generated by the extraordinary Black farmers called sharecroppers financed America's railroads, factories, mills, the building of the major cities, and the entire U.S. infrastructure. It is truthfully asserted that the major cities of America and the Western world were “built with bricks of cotton.” Noted scholar W.E.B. Du Bois concluded that in the 35 years after the end of slavery fully three-quarters of the wages due Black farmers had been simply stolen from them.

Compromise of 1877

The Compromise of 1877 is arguably the most devastating single event in the history of Blacks in America. That is when a group of politicians convened at the Wormley Hotel in Washington, D.C., to attempt to resolve the deadlocked presidential election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden. They agreed that if Hayes were awarded the presidency, he would remove the federal troops protecting the ex-slaves in the South, and the former Southern slaveholding class would be free to return to power and establish new forms of slavery without federal oversight or control. This is the exact point in American history when Whites determined that the Black man and woman would forever be a second-class citizen in all aspects of American society.

After twelve years of “emancipation” Blacks were returned to virtual slavery, and assigned to permanent political, social, and economic inferiority. A Jewish congressman from Louisiana, William M. Levy, gave the speech that convinced the lawmakers that this wicked act that scholars call “the Great Betrayal of the Negro people” was the best policy for America.

Blacks had made great strides in developing private businesses, but the Ku Klux Klan targeted these businesses for destruction as in Rosewood, Fla. and Tulsa (Black Wall Street), Okla. and many, many other lesser-known places. Blacks lost billions in investment dollars to Whites through these acts of terror. Black businesses were often uninsured because of the racist policies of American insurance companies, so the destruction of a Black business was totally unrecoverable. Whites had no such disabilities in growing their businesses.

The most profound part of this history, however, is that on THE SAME DAY that those White politicians decided to end Black progress forever, Allah decided that The Saviour to the Black man and woman would be born. Both events—the two MOST SIGNIFICANT IN THE HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA—happened on February 26, 1877!

Next: Continuing the list of White affirmative action programs and policies that deceptively “earned” the White man his “superiority.”

(The Historical Research Department of the Nation of Islam was established by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to support and bear witness to the teachings of the Messiah, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.)

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