Every journalist of color … ““The press has too long basked in a white world, looking out of it, if at all, with white men’s eyes and a white perspective. That is no longer good enough.” You don’t get another 52 years. Time’s up on hiring and promoting and giving us voice. We can’t stand it anymore. I’m optimistic that the public will agree.”
My first job as an on-air reporter was at KRON in San Francisco from 1993 to 1996. I saw my new colleagues having a lively conversation and wanted to jump in. I discovered that they were talking about the “affirmative-action hire,” who turned out to be me. That’s how they saw me — it didn’t matter that I’d been a researcher and producer at NBC News or that I had gone to Harvard.
At that same job, the managers half-joked that they had taken their lives into their own hands when their morning commute was rerouted through Oakland. I was the bureau chief for the East Bay, which includes Oakland, and they would be signing off on my reports hours later.
Yes, in total agreement!! … #RedLivesMatter “…all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” we must not forget the people who inhabited this land long before the Founders penned those famous words in the Declaration of Independence.”
With no disrespect to the Black Lives Matter movement nor to any person whose skin hue likewise often places them in perilous situations within a nation that still regularly favors people of lighter hues, I offer this declaration: Red lives matter.
As good people of compassion and empathy seek to remind their fellow Americans—today especially—that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” we must not forget the people who inhabited this land long before the Founders penned those famous words in the Declaration of Independence.
All men—and in that bygone era, the word men often connoted all people, regardless of gender—are created equal and, therefore, deserve certain rights and to be treated with dignity.
Native Americans—many of whom prefer the designation Indians—are less likely than Americans of African descent to live in large urban areas. By and large, Indians tend…
I watched a bit of his ‘victory‘ lap related to adding some jobs to the market. Like always, it’s a mirage, a drop in the bucket, another figment of the reality he creates for himself and truly believes.
“Our economy is roaring back,” Trump declared Thursday, July 2, 2020, saying the response to the coronavirus pandemic, coordinated with governors, is “working out very well.”
He added: “These are historic numbers.”
“The United States economy added almost 5 million jobs in the month of June, shattering all expectations,” Trump said. “The stock market is doing extremely well … this is the largest monthly jobs gain in the history of our country.”
The nation has now recovered roughly one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic recession.
The re-closings are keeping layoffs elevated, however.