I couldn't help but get bothered by this. When I watch T.V., I see men and women of color as symbols of excellence and admiration in the workforce. We see CEO's, successful entrepreneurs, and leaders of this nation, all of "black and brown" origin. This article by Rev. Jesse Jackson made me feel as though our nation still owes him something. He states that when black's finally hold their position on Wall Street, that it will be "Poetic Justice." FOR WHAT? Yeah, it couldn't have been any more wrong to accept slavery, for any race. But, is he trying to get back at this nation or what? I know that racism is still prevalent in our society, but why is it still so strong with blacks?Is he driving a wedge between blacks and whites, or is it just me? Rev. Jackson states that out of the $7 trillion market of mutual funds, "blacks and browns" only manage $5 billion, why? I don't know why their is such a large gap in the numbers, but I know this, that Stanley O'neal is the Chief Executive for Merril Lynch. Many people of colored backgrounds, whether it be blacks, hispanics, or asians, hold positions of authority all over the nation. I don't know where he is going with this. If we simply make the numbers equall based on color, what about performance? People of colored backgrounds get good jobs everyday by doing it the old fashioned way, they work hard. I don't see why he is making such a big deal about it. Where would our economy be if we simply said,"Well, the last CEO of our company was white, so this person is out." It seems that everything is based on race these days.
Posted by Elijah at 11/30/2005 02:23:00 PM