Futility of “Colorblindness”: Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) Discusses Black Unemployment in the United States with Chairman Jerome Powell; The Fed & Black Employee Discrimination: Artis v. [Greenspan Bernanke] Yellen

In past MPR hearings, Rep. Green has asked questions about high black unemployment, roughly twice that of white people on a fairly consistent basis. [Author’s note: The chart is in the MPR, page 7. In addition, the Board published a working paper on observing racial gaps in the labor market in July 2017.]

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Federal Reserve Board: Walter T. Charlton, Counsel for Cynthia Artis, Artis v. Bernanke, on C-Span in 2002; A note on John Roberts and Antonin Scalia

Walter T. Charlton, Counsel for Cynthia Artis, et al., in the extremely long duration employment discrimination case, Artis v. Greenspan Bernanke Yellen spoke about the Federal Reserve Board in 2002. Thirteen years later, the case is still active. The Board acts as if equal opportunity is an undeserved burden, one which it does not have … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board: Walter T. Charlton, Counsel for Cynthia Artis, Artis v. Bernanke, on C-Span in 2002; A note on John Roberts and Antonin Scalia

Federal Reserve Board: Brief for case involving claim of racial discrimination; Artis v. Bernanke, 2011 decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The D.C. Circuit, vacating the decision of the district court and remanding the case to the district court, held that where counseling produces sufficient information to enable the agency to investigate the claim, that counseling purpose has been served. The court determined that the class members did provide meaningful information about specific instances of discrimination in the January 17 Resubmission document and offered corresponding allegations of discrimination against individual class agents. Such information, the D.C. Circuit reasoned, was enough for the Board to investigated and try to resolves the claims of the class members.

Federal Reserve Board: Board Issues 2019 Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Report; There is Evidence of Backsliding; Caution is Warranted

According to the report, Jerome Powell, stated that he will take personal interest in diversity and inclusion. (On this, I am uncertain as to the Chairman’s sincerity because his portfolio on diversity and inclusion is thin (no speeches, some town hall (no transcript available to the public), and a video on the Board’s website),