Why Black Women Will Run the World
The human condition is consistent across the entire species; the genetic differences between humans are minuscule. The biggest differences between humans are contextual and environmental and not genetic. Statically there are geniuses in every impoverished community on the planet.
The people that occupy our ghettos, slums, squatter communities, rural villages generally share the same spectrum of intellectual capacity as their more affluent neighbors, however conditions outside of any individual’s control force different problem sets for that individual’s intellect to solve.
The ideal then becomes to collectively solve as many problems as possible for the masses and free the most capable among all humans to solve higher order problems.
Context is a much bigger influence on the direction of our lives than our personalities, intelligence or even our choices.
Changing systems and thus the problems needing solved will shape and maximize the human capacity of generations to come.
Systemic solutions to societal problems set the conditions for merit to reign among humans.
For example, if sustainable solutions to waste and energy in Africa are found, so much human effort, in finding that needed solution or dealing with the productivity sapping effects of those problems, will be freed to solve higher order problems.
The Best Among Us
Hardship is an identified ingredient to building resilient risk-taking humans. Militaries around the world and throughout time understood this reality.
Recreating stressful conditions that are often found on the battlefield has always been the goal of military training and preparedness. Leaders and soldiers endure fabricated hardship starting on literally day one.
The philosophy is that by stripping people of comforts and making normal things luxury you create better soldiers. Under the same logic we can find some of our most risk taking and at the same time most empathetic humans among our most vulnerable communities.
Women of color around the global have measurably more difficult lives than other male and lighter-shaded demographics.
I’ve seen women of color around the world endure war, starvation, drought, outbreaks, and crippling cylindrical poverty and carry a smile and not shy away from their dedication to family.
Here is a test, imagine asking a Navy SEAL if he would prefer fighting a war in the way he knows how or if it is easier to flee a war on foot with a child swaddled to your back and all your possessions balanced on your head?
The bottom line point is fighting a war easier than dealing with the societal impacts of war.
Equalizing Systems to Close Gaps
Distributed technologies are creating people direct paths to value. These new systems are introducing zero-trust business environments to humans that have never experienced trust in a system.
As an alternative to blockchain there is a second wave of decentralized application designs that distribute the computation or computer hosting requirements among all the devices participating—creating value is being simplified to the point of running an app on your phone.
In fact, the near-future digital economies will open the doors of value creation to more humans that any other financial system to date. Earning value for performing basic functions like hosting applications, playing games, creating social media content, walking your ten thousand steps will constitute a de facto Universal Basic Income (UBI).
A global UBI would raise the floor of human economic performance serve to change the context of the most humans.
I’m not saying cryptocurrency will create rocket ships for women of color to overthrow the status quo, but solving basic income requirements and moving our most vulnerable demographics into a basic income will establish a higher baseline for the human condition.
The cost saving benefits in solving our most basic problems and creating accessible value creation are compounded with a new level of global productivity.
The transformation from the global status quo to a system where women of color are over represented in leadership requires incremental progression, however as this progression progresses and global systems reward merit, cooperation and risk-taking, those humans among us historically closer to worldviews shaped by hardship and trials will be best suited to make big gains.
As opportunities spawn for our most vulnerable, our elite will continue a path of weighing themselves down with their own wealth. “Keeping up with the Jones” competition will curb the risk taking of our elite.
Further, we tend to solve problems we are most familiar with, so it isn’t surprising our elite solve elite problems. And when the elite try to solve common man problems, they tend to do so with elite answers.