An Inundate Initiative

Inundate and Perpetuate a message. Simple enough, very cost effective and has the potential to be very impactful. But why does this have the potential to be impactful?... Because people are influenced by what they see often.

We see this through Rap Culture as a way to make it 'out' for those living in Low Income Communities.

The same can also be said with the NBA or NFL.

Why is Rap an alternative for many Black Americans living in and/or close to poverty? Because they dominate the field of rap. And people are more likely and more comfortable joining a path where they see people like themselves succeeding.

And as for the NFL and NBA; It's difficult not to see a Black American playing on these popular sports teams. Which is why sports are also an alternative to "making it out" of Poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

But what happens when your neither athletic or a musician? The next best thing becomes "easy money. " This is where gang culture in Low Income Communities come to life.

Certain behavior's and narratives are pushed in these specific communities. And my goal is to create a paradigm shift to change that.

What do the People within Low Income Communities Lack?

  • Knowledge on more Career Options
  • Exposure to Positive Representation

With my ( I plan to use the power of virtual and physical advertising space as a Media Proprietor in order to destroy the Poverty Mindset within these Marginalized Low Income Communities.

What is the Message that I want to Inundate and Perpetuate?

  • Show the Career Options Available to you.

  • Show People that Look Like you pursuing these many career paths.

  • Showcase the Silent Majority (Normal American Black Life that isn't full of struggle and oppression.)

To often it is Insinuated and Perpetuated that Black Individuals are oppressed to the point of being stuck, even in 2023. And this affects Black individuals very negatively. Especially those who have only known their Low Income Communities. This creates a mindset, a poverty mindset, where you are believing in false limitations.

The comfortable lives we are seeing on TV's are very often not representing normal black families. Further solidifying the thought that a middle class black neighborhood was only on TV, to those who have never known it. A_Poster_Project will show the Silent Majority to the Loud Minority, which has been perpetuated for too long.

Eventually, just like with Rap or Sports, if people within these Low Income Communities see enough of the individuals that look like them, succeeding in a variety of careers, living comfortably, with a strong familial bond. Eventually, people will also want to live the same way. " As people are influenced by what they see often." Celina Griffith Johnson

An Inundate Initiative




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I would like comments on the idea. I see downvotes as a message not being conveyed in a way that it can be positively understood. I know this will be a very productive and successful plan, it's nice to see the narrative about it that people are afraid to share, (through votes). I am prepared to make people uncomfortable with a strategy that will better communities.

I didn't vote but there has been discussion of issues in richer countries that received votes but the author pointed out how it fit into the context of effective altruism.

There have also been posts about mass media interventions but they generally refer to stronger evidence for their effectiveness.

Thank you for the insightful comment. That was the purpose of my post, though it'll be implemented with or without the forum. It seems I would need to fit it more into the context of Effective Altruism.

Should I not be sharing if I don’t have a wide scale solution to a problem, for the purpose of it needing to have only the biggest impact?

I didn't downvote. However, here are a few reasons why others may have done so:

  • The idea intuitively sounds like it could be beneficial. However, lots of ideas that sound promising either don't work at all, only have a small beneficial effect, or sometimes even have a harmful effect. What evidence do you have (perhaps from similar ideas already being implemented elsewhere) to show that your idea will work?
  • We have limited resources available to help improve the world. Given this, we should first focus our resources on where we can have the biggest impact. Your idea appears to be focused on Low Income Communities in the US. 
  • You state that it is "Simple enough, very cost effective"
    • I agree that the idea is simple, and this is a strength of it.
    • However, you have provided no evidence or quantitative estimates to suggest why it could be very cost-effective. What are the likely costs? How big are the likely effects? What studies and research support your claims? How do the costs and effects compare to other ways we can help those in poverty? 

Thank you for the insightful comment, the purpose was to hear ideas and thoughts. It would seem I need to answer a few questions regarding evidence to certain statements, I can do that in the next post, I'll title it: Evidence to support A_Poster_Project

I understand your statement about a idea on this forum needing to have the biggest impact, but I figured this forum would support solid small ideas, and give thoughts.

I plan on implementing this project regardless, I was hoping to hear opinions, I really appreciate this thought.