Race Relations an American Taboo



The reality of the fact is that in America race relations may have come a long way but they are still far away from the American idealism of the US declaration of independence from the British; We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–

Numbers never lie
• White men are 30% of the population and yet make up 70% of corporate board seats.
• 7% of Fortune 250 companies are run by emerging majorities (used to be known as minorities)
• 2 companies of all publicly traded companies are chaired by black women of which Mellody Hobson-Lucas is one and the other is Cathy Hughes the founder of TV One and the Radio One Radio networks which went public and she then became the Chair of the Board
• in 2013, 30% of the 250 largest corporations do not currently have a single African American director
• Black Immigrants in the United States have the highest rates of educational attainment and employment among all immigration groups. This means they are the immigrant group with the most formal education which is probably the most under reported statistic since most Westerners would probably pick Asians because of the stereotypes associated with this group.
• In 2007, 75% of Black African Immigrants aged 18 to 64 were employed versus 71% of immigrants overall and 72% of US-born adults.
• In 2007 Black African Women had an employment rate of 68%, which was 8% higher than for all immigrant women except from countries with large Muslim populations.
• However, when one compares educational attainment with earnings, there is a disconnect. Data from 2007 shows that median annual earnings for Black Immigrants were $27,000 which is about 20 percent below the median for US-born workers ($33,000). This in spite of the fact that African Immigrants have substantially more education than US-born workers.
• Report from the Alliance of Board Diversity, shows that overwhelmingly white men hold these positions of power in the business world.


  1. Isn’t it also true blacks have the highest high school drop out level? And are the least of all ethnic populations to graduate college? Don’t they also have the highest teen pregnancy rate? Aren’t all black leaders, black spokespeople and all black organizations living roadblocks to racial unity? Aren’t blacks also the most racially divisive, the most narcissistic, the most angry and the most violent ethnic population in America? As a race relations reporter, I believe having an eternal grudge culture against whites is doing a great deal of harm to the majority of our African American population. Please, let’s strive for a color kind society.

    • So what have you to say about Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.

      The study shows that in 2013, 12.4 percent of black college students who earned their diplomas between the ages of 22 and 27 were unemployed. In contrast, college graduates as a whole had an unemployment rate of half that – 5.6 percent.Just prior to the Great Recession, the unemployment rate for black college graduates stood at 4.6 percent in 2007. But that number tripled by 2013, boosting up nearly 8 percentage points. In 2013, more than half (55.9 percent) of employed black college graduates were “underemployed,” a term used to describe someone in an occupation that does not typically require a four-year college education.But even before the Great Recession, nearly half of black recent graduates were underemployed, with data showing a 45 percent rate in 2007.

      But STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors still had an average unemployment rate of 10 percent and an underemployment rate of 32 percent between 2010-2012. In contrast, the overall STEM graduates saw only 6 and 7 percent rates.The study reiterates that racial discrimination is a common problem among U.S. employers. Source Center for Economic and Policy Research on CBS.

      i guess with your assumption it is black people’s fault that
      White men with recent criminal histories are far more likely to receive calls back than black men with no criminal record at all.
      Sources: Princeton University
      Center for Economic and Policy Research
      News Journal

  2. Can Carter answer the question about the college graduates then.what do you have to say? Facts are facts & they are stubborn. Racism is alive & well & propagandists like carter give faulty logic to justify a system of prejudice. Shameless man!

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