Tag Archives: African Americans

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bernie Sanders, Martin Luther King, Socialism and #Reparations | #Blog#42

Ta-Nehisi Coates in his Atlantic piece, dated January 19th, 2016, asks, “Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations? The Vermont senator’s political imagination is active against plutocracy, but why is it so limited against white supremacy?” Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bernie Sanders, Martin Luther King, Socialism and #Reparations | #Blog#42

No good Blacks for Chief Bratton (Updated) | #NYPD and #BlackLivesMatter on Blog#42

In an interview, Chief William Bratton implied there just aren’t enough respectable Blacks who would pass muster under the NYPD’s  pre-employment background check requirements, and he credits his broken windows policing success. Isn’t that convenient? Continue reading No good Blacks for Chief Bratton (Updated) | #NYPD and #BlackLivesMatter on Blog#42

#Baltimore and Race-based Residential #Segregation | Jared Bernstein | #Economy on Blog#42

While the protests and riots in Baltimore in recent days were critically triggered by yet another death of a young black man interacting with the police, there are of course many other forces at work.

Mike Fletcher, a journalist at the Washington Post, has made important contributions to the poverty/economics beat in recent years. But Fletcher has also lived in Baltimore for decades, and his perspective on recent events is particularly germane.

Continue reading #Baltimore and Race-based Residential #Segregation | Jared Bernstein | #Economy on Blog#42