This President had been in office for 8 years but not until young black people of whom I am extremely proud ( hopefully among them some of the hundreds of lives that I touched in my 24 years of teaching Science ) began the Black Lives Matter movement . In typical politician fashion - then he gets involved . The 18 million dollars that he set aside for initiatives for African-American girls is very nice - but a band aid to what could have and should have been done . Yes , my inventions and my rights as an inventor should have been protected . Not only because that is according to the law - but also because of my rights as a human being . But to just allow the kind outright assault on my fourteenth and other constitutional rights with no response has outraged me – literally throwing my rights under the bus for political advantage . The number "13" should stand for the violation of the 13th Amendment that supposedly ended slavery because that is the way that I have been treated in reference to all of my property both intellectual and real property - while this leadership has allowed it . Why ? Property which has been seized from me by prejudicial and racist rulings and given to others without compensation to me . The answer is my intellectual property is worth trillions of dollars and the bigots and elitists do not believe a black , disabled woman even if she did invent the most prolific invention in the world should be paid millions perhaps billions of dollars in compensation .
Although the Internet as created and conceived by this Inventor as this form of the Internet has only existed since 1990 has produced more jobs ,titles , and other inventions than any other invention in history . This President in addition to all of his other giveaways to Wall Street and the corporate world did not think this Black worthy of what is hers by right . I have never had any intention of ruling over the Internet . I am only a person - the Internet is too great for that . However my rights and/ or my contributions should have been acknowleged a long time ago and I should have been compensated appropriately . It is quite possible that had I been shown respect and given the opportunity to participate in my own invention - I may have been instrumental in help saving an economy based on the Internet from unraveling . The Internet was invented and created right here but literally given away to help a relatively few get rich including the politicians involved in wrecking patenting law – literally devastating it in order to take my property without paying me or giving me any credit or say so in reference to it .
Alas , the “Superiors and the Exceptionals know so much more than me about my own invention [ sarcasm for those who did not detect it ] . I never claimed to invent the technology of the Internet . The initial technology for Telecom was done by other inventors and later by technician jobs that were created as a result of the coming of the Industry . However it was my ideas that transformed Telecom making it both visible and accessible to ordinary consumers . I still allege that the federal government used my ideas to commercialize the Internet which is what created the booming economy in the 1990’s ushering in the information technology age . Keeping the economy together and providing jobs and salaries to maintain a decent standard of living would have been most advantageous to African-Americans as they are usually last hired , first fired and given menial jobs . Perhaps I may have been able to contribute ideas on how to keep it together had I had the opportunity to participate . So for those of you with this criticism of me - I am 'Blacker' than you think . My experiences having been born in the rural South can testify to that . It is just that I have lived and practiced what I believe and that is that 'Black is beautiful' and not just talked about it . But more importantly the intellectual property belongs to this country and should have been protected but they preferred stealing it from me rather than patent it which would have been beneficial for the nation and me especially had they offered Eminent Domain which is what should have been done . Instead of nurturing run away greed that has created disparate and unequal incomes between the filthy rich and the working poor creating ‘popping bubbles ‘. But then, what do I know as inferior as I am [ not , sarcasm again ]. I submitted proposals to the government and asked for $25,000 to $35,000 so that I could start a home based business. This was in the early 90’s . Everyone knows that it can be done now and many choose to work from home . Instead they tore up my life , dirtied my name and reputation , showed me they could get rich off my ideas , and treat me like a piece of ‘s _ _ t’ . However I will try hard not to let the haters make a hater out of me although they have ruined what little health I had . Perhaps they will still be able to see the value in granting my patent for the Accessing Accessibility Process , granting domestic and foreign licensing and paying what should have been proper compensation .
I have had to stand on the front lines of the battles against racism and sexism and be persecuted for it - the illegal confiscation of my home being the latest abusive insult ! So much racism and abuse I have endured because the crooked racist judges literally sicked the dogs on me as I have had to endure the racist bigots and the jealous fools . The woman haters as so many of the perpetrators are men , some but not all as smart women are chastened but life is what it is . Whereas it is exceedingly important to stop the epidemic of injury or death to Blacks by law enforcement and the assault on public education , the school to prison pipeline and other indignities suffered by Black people - keep in mind that we are not doing it alone . There are other people who are with us and have been from the time of the Abolishionists. Do not let skin color make a fool out of you and some of us really need to learn to stop segregating ourselves from each other. It is time for a real change in leadership in the country . For the past 30 to 40 years the country has gone backwards on the subject of race . It is time to look ahead towards leadership that is not necessarily bleeding liberal but realistic and considers and understands that the welfare of the entire country is good for all of its people . Originally written in 2016 but edited in 2021 . Dorothy M. Hartman , Inventor .