Former US Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, holds up food packet and cluster bomb, both of which were being dropped on Afghanistan by the American military in late 2001. She may run an independent campaign for President in 2008.
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A discussion of race worth having
by Cynthia McKinney
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Author Bill Quigley writes in "The Cleansing of New Orleans" that half of the working poor, elderly and disabled of New Orleans have not been able to return.
African Americans constitute just 12 percent of the population, they represent 50 percent of homeless people,
In their 2008 report, United for a Fair Economy explores the sub-prime mortgage crisis and note that the largest loss of wealth in U.S. history is being experienced by the Black and Latino communities, with an estimated $92 billion being lost by Blacks and an estimated $98 billion being lost by Latinos. And while families are losing their life savings and the only major investment that they own, policy makers are asking them to tighten their belts.
But the predator banks' CEOs are walking away with record remuneration.
Several years ago, the New York Times published a finding that nearly half the Black men between the ages of 16 and 64 in New York City were unemployed. There was no initiative by the mayor or the governor of New York to begin addressing such pain.
Every year, the National Urban League publishes a study, "The State of Black America,"...it found that Whites have little appreciation for the reality of Black life in America, from police harassment and intimidation, to imprisonment, to family income, unemployment, housing and health care.