What would the world be without black people?

This is a wonderful affirmation of the contributions of Black People.

This is a story of a little boy named Alex. He woke up one morning and
asked his mother, “Mom, what if there were no black people in the world?”

His mother thought about what he said for a moment and replied, “Son
follow me today and let’s see what it would be like if there were no
black people in the world.”

Mom said, “We will get dressed so we can start our day.” Alex ran to his
room to put on his clothes and shoes. A few moments later his mother
asked, “Alex, where are your shoes? And your clothes are wrinkled so we
have to iron them.” She reached for the ironing board but it was not
there. Alex asked why and his mother replied, “Alex, Sarah Boone, a
black woman invented the ironing board and Jan E. Mazelinger, a black
man invented the shoe lasting machine.

Alex sighed and proceeded to comb his hair. To his amazement, the comb
and brush were not where they should have been. He asked his mother
where the comb and brush were and she replied, “We don’t have a comb and
brush since the comb was invented by a black man named Walter Sammons
and the brush was invented by a black woman named Lydia O. Newman.” Alex
looked at his mother’s hair and said, “Mom your hair care products must
have been invented by a black person also because your hair is not
done.” His mom said, “yes, Madam C. J. Walker invented hair care
products for blacks.

Alex was beginning to understand when his mother said it was time to eat
breakfast. Alex and his mother went into the kitchen for breakfast and
discovered the refrigerator was missing because it was invented by a
black man named, John Standard, the range oven was missing because it
was invented by a black man named, Thomas Carrington and the kitchen
table was missing since it was invented by H. A. Jackson.

At this point, Alex yelled, “Mom we aren’t having much luck today.”

Mom said, “Alex its time to start our chores around the house and take a
trip to the grocery store.”

Mom told Alex his chores for the day were to sweep the floor and cut the
lawn. When Alex finished sweeping he looked for the dust pan and to his
surprise it was not there. His mom told him it was invented by Lloyd P.
Ray, a black man. Since he did not know what to do with the trash that
he swept, he swept it into a corner and went outside to cut the lawn but
the lawn mower was not there. Thinking it had been stolen, he told his
mother it wasn’t there and she told him it was because it was invented
by J. A. Burr.

While Alex was trying to figure out how he was going to cut the lawn,
his mother washed clothes. When the clothes were finished, she asked
Alex to put them in the clothes dryer but it was not there since it was
invented by a black man name, George T. Samon. By now Alex was feeling
helpless and disappointed that he could not complete his chores.

Mom asked Alex to go get a pencil and paper so they could make a grocery
list. Of course he was in for more disappointment because the pencil lead
was broken and he couldn’t sharpen it since the pencil sharpener was
invented by a black man named John Love. Mom reached for a fountain pen
but did not see one since it was invented by William Purvis another
black man. They were both at a standstill since there was no typewriter
since it was also invented by a black, Lee Burridge.

The only thing left for them to do was to go grocery shopping. The got
into the car but it would not run since Richard Spikes, a black man,
invented the automatic gearshift and Joseph Gammel was responsible for
the super-charge system for the internal combustion engines.

By now, most of the day was gone and it was getting cold outside. Alex
asked his mother why she didn’t use the heating furnace. She replied,
she couldn’t since it was invented by Alice Parker. Alex said, “let me
guess, she was also black”. Alex’s father walked in as he was talking to
his mother. He was carrying a hand full of mail and Alex asked why. His
mother told him, he had no choice since the letter drop mailbox was
invented by a black named Philip Downing as well the postmarking and
canceling machines were invented by William Barry who was also black.

With the wondering mind that Alex had, he started thinking, if he ever
need blood there would be no way for him to get it since Charles R.
Drew, a black scientist created the world’s first blood bank or if
anyone in his life needed heart surgery they would not be able to get it
since Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a black physician performed the first
open heart surgery.

For the first time Alex understood what the world would be like without
black people since he and his mother were having the final conversation
of the night in a dark room. You see, the filament within the light bulb
was also invented by someone black named, Lewis Howard Latimer.

If you ever wonder, like Alex, what the world would be like without
black people, just think what it would be like to eat in the dark on the
floor, walk everywhere you have to go, wear wrinkled clothes, not be
able to write with a pen or pencil, not comb or brush your hair and
let’s not forget, reading this on the computer would be impossible since
the keyboard used to type it originated from the typewriter, get the


~ by wastedlife40 on March 25, 2010.

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