My inventions are for people .There's more to life than skin color , People who have influenced me and helped me in my life are all over the spectrum regarding ethnicity and race .Just because I do not support hypocrisy and appeasement does not mean that I am not " Black" . I have had to listen to that criticism being an African-American woman who has been in a field dominated by men and also by other ethnic groups and that field is Science . More so , since I became public about my claims to the Internet - the most prolific invention of the 20th Century. I worked to achieve everything and of course 3 or more times as hard . This criticism even comes from some within my own community because I believe in 'living your dreams and goals instead of talking about or reliving slavery . Whereas certainly the pain and the sacrifice of our ancestors should be remembered and their triumphs celebrated – why drag out those horrible experiences . African- Americans are not monoliths but we all share the experience of being treated as 2nd class citizens . Therefore should be united in one common cause , “ never again that slavery should occur here “. I taught the community as well as others and I invent for the community as well as others . Some have advanced , progressed and are highly sophisticated in technology and the STEM sciences . They love their ipads , phones , computers , and social media. I am for advancement and progress . It would be nice to be appreciated for my contributions as well.
What greater platform does a man have than being President of the United States to do something to help the plight of Blacks in this nation - yet President Obama has done nothing to acknowledge my rights as an inventor . To the contrary he worked behind the scenes of the " free-and-open Internet " and " net-neutrality" debate to insure that the big corporations held onto their rights to telecom , ecommerce , and Information technology . These fields and the tremendous economic expansion that arose from them after 1990 can all be traced to the ideas which I shared with the federal government regarding what a significant impact commercializing telecom would have on the economy . Those ideas submitted in writing under the title " The Feasibility of Accessing Accessibility " ushered in the use of Cyberspace by the technology industry and has changed the way the entire world interacts and does business . The Internet is now all over the world and has brought trillions of dollars into the United States economy and provides this adminstration with some of its most used tools surveilance and monitoring . Just as he gave the finances of the American people over to the banks and look what t hey did with that – so he helped what the Clinton administration had already put in progress my intellectual property into the hands of a relative few who have made fortunes out of telecommunications .
Yet this President when I went to him about how my intellectual property rights - did absolutely nothing to help me , but worked in favor of corporations . Opening telecom to ordinary consumers to carry out transactions in Cyberspace which is potentially infinite were ideas that issued in the Digital Revolution. Those ideas came from this inventor. A patent application should never have been necessary . I have never been thanked , awarded , nothing . Not even had an apology extended to me . Instead persecuted and abused. Recently the greatest insult shown to me was the illegal confiscation of my home by a fraudulent mortgage foreclosure ! All of this in written history to the U.S. Attorney General office regarding the discrimination and abuses that I have had to endure while corporations were allowed free rein to loot my intellectual property - primarily through fraud in the United States Patent and Trademark Office .