Tag Archives: Racism

Jobs, Outsourcing, Futility, Despair

A couple of days ago, I went back to the shelter that I wrote about here for a second round of “job readiness” volunteer work with the residents there. This time, I worked with a woman, Maxine, who has three … Continue reading

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The Perils of Not/Thinking About Race

Can one be a white, middle-class or affluent parent who is looking out for the best educational interests of one’s child and also NOT be a racist? I know. I’m being polemical. Or am I? Last weekend I went to … Continue reading

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The Black Male Employment/Education Crisis: Who Are We?

Holy shit. Did you hear? Only 47% of black males graduated from high school in the US in 2008. No, that is not a typo. Plus, in NYC, almost 50% of black males were unemployed in 2006. 2006! Two years … Continue reading

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