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.]


Futility of “Colorblindness” and Ben Carson: On Poverty Being a “State of Mind”; Carson’s Own Net Worth is $22 Million

Ben Carson’s SiriusXm statements and his HUD budget cuts fall within the context of the United States’ centuries of white hegemony.

As a result, Carson’s statements are really a stunning, yet hidden, defense of the status quo. Rep. Green was right to bring this to his attention as well as make Carson live up to the demands of his own words (namely, to state specifically which programs were to be cut).

Carson failed spectacularly, and so do his words.


Placeholder page The topic of “colorblindness” was the initial inspiration of the page (the futility of “colorblindness”). I will use this page to collect my blog observations in one location

Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending August 5, 2017; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending August 10, 2017; Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier Quits Presidential Council, “Colorblindness” Must End

While the racial violence was overt In Charlottesville, the everyday implicit racial bias is equally corrosive to a fair society. The everyday silent, hidden “colorblind” violence continues. It would be far more helpful for Frazier to start a CEO-led committee to expose and eradicate all discrimination in the workplace.

Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending July 22, 2017; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending July 27, 2017; Macroeconomics and “Colorblindness” = Wickedness

Of Note items— (1) From the Guardian Newspaper (United Kingdom) One quote about “balanced budgets”– “Despite these significant shifts, myths about the economy refuse to go away and hamper a more productive debate. They concern how the government manages public finances – “tax and spend”, if you will. The first is that there is an … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending July 22, 2017; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending July 27, 2017; Macroeconomics and “Colorblindness” = Wickedness

“Colorblindness”: It’s Heartbreaking when Black Children Have to Plead for the Lives of their Parents; Supreme Court Cases, Graham v. Connor and Tennessee v. Garner Need to be Revisited

Human life is ultimately a intricate network. Tragic deaths as a result of police involved shootings, just like any other murders, causes significant damage to a family. Because of the unique nature of police-involved shootings however, where the person killing has the authority of the state to kill and bears little to no responsibility, the pain of loss is magnified exponentially.

The Futility of “Colorblindness”: GOP Representative Robert Pittenger’s Comments On BBC Program Expressed True Belief of Republicans Against Black People and the Vulnerable Members of U.S. Society

The focus of GOP action is the removal of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s programs to assist the vulnerable (and give all support to the 1% (who provide “campaign contributions”). In addition, the government bailed out the financial industry after the 2008 financial crisis. One result of that is that the Federal Reserve Board has a balance sheet of $4.5 trillion (as of the date of this post).