Does Certifying Replace RedLining?


As a parody to contract engagement, this photo shows how when there are hurdles to jump, the competition is less obstructed to access opportunity.

Certification is essentially part of a domestic trade deal. The deal being where there has been an area of the free enterprise system that inequality has occurred, then the remedy should be to take affirmative action to correct the competitive playing fair in a free enterprise system.

In the correction business model for domestic fair trade with minority-owned business enterprises and major public/private conglomerates the process of supplier identification is the larger requirement. Identifying which companies are termed or labeled as minority supplies.  Then the next step is to validate the authenticity of such in order to not have a fake or front company purporting to be a minority who in actuality does not meet the definition.

Considerable work went into defining minority owned business. The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) deems the definition of a MBE as;

  • United States citizens.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
  • Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories.

Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s). Whenever discrimination is perpetrated it occurs at within the “one-drop” rule (less than 1%). Discrimination in the USA has long accepted and persecuted any person with any known African black ancestry. This definition reflects the long experience before, during, and after enslaving people slavery and later with Jim Crow segregation.

Like now using 25%, blacks, like other protected class have limited to zero input on defining its own respective racial profile. In fact, American cultural definition of blacks is taken for granted as readily by judges, affirmative action officers, and black protesters as it is by Ku Klux Klansmen. This is why the 25% is a fraudulent percentage for proof, when those who discriminate would never need that high of a count to exclude and/or prevent opportunity, as those that discriminate simply need a drop.The key to certification should center on one thing and that is where the business located is and the actual zip code of the employees. Economic parity centers on the quality of life provided around America and if underutilized zip codes can receive greater number of viable business enterprise and those that are hired live in those underserved communities, then over time those zip codes identified as underserved will move from a negative state to a positive economic designation.

An authentic business model attempting to improve communities in America will work on zip code parity.  There and many areas with a high quality of life and it would be good to use such areas as the bar and bring other communities up to that level.

Discrimination does come with a percentage and it is a façade to make a 25% rule when in essence you are saying that 3 out of 4 grandparents can be white, but that one black grandparent makes to a certain ethnicity. Even though that one grandparent with black heritage may by less than 25% black themselves, since the proof comes with a word of mouth and not a DNA review.

In the South it became known as the one-drop rule,’ meaning that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person a black. It is also known as the one black ancestor rule, as some courts have called it the “traceable amount rule,” and anthropologists call it the “hypo-descent rule,” meaning that racially mixed persons are assigned the status of the subordinate group. This definition emerged from the American South to become the nation’s definition, generally accepted by whites and blacks.

Pay close attention to how a non-minority owned group of corporate professionals agreed to use that to be determined one of the protected classes of minority ethnicity one must be a least 25% of the named group members. This is a homemade charade where historically people of these groups have been harassed and discriminated for far less of percentage, so why 25%.

Whenever discrimination is perpetrated it occurs at within the “one-drop” rule (less than 1%). Discrimination in the USA has long accepted and persecuted any person with any known African black ancestry.  This definition reflects the long experience before, during, and after enslaving people slavery and later with Jim Crow segregation.

In the South it became known as the one-drop rule,’ meaning that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person a black. It is also known as the one black ancestor rule, as some courts have called it the “traceable amount rule,” and anthropologists call it the “hypo-descent rule,” meaning that racially mixed persons are assigned the status of the subordinate group.  This definition emerged from the American South to become the nation’s definition, generally accepted by whites and blacks.

Like now using 25%, blacks, like other protected class have limited to zero input on defining its own respective racial profile. In fact, American cultural definition of blacks is taken for granted as readily by judges, affirmative action officers, and black protesters as it is by Ku Klux Klansmen.  This is why the 25% is a fraudulent percentage for proof, when those who discriminate would never need that high of a count to exclude and/or prevent opportunity, as those that discriminate simply need a drop.

Discrimination does come with a percentage and it is a façade to make a 25% rule when in essence you are saying that 3 out of 4 grandparents can be white, but that one black grandparent makes to a certain ethnicity. Even though that one grandparent with black heritage may by less than 25% black themselves, since the proof comes with a word of mouth and not a DNA review.

The key to certification should center on one thing and that is where the business located is and the actual zip code of the employees. Economic parity centers on the quality of life provided around America and if underutilized zip codes can receive greater number of viable business enterprise and those that are hired live in those underserved communities, then over time those zip codes identified as underserved will move from a negative state to a positive economic designation.

An authentic business model attempting to improve communities in America will work on zip code parity. There and many areas with a high quality of life and it would be good to use such areas as the bar and bring other communities up to that level.