These unique times present an opportunity to help landlords identify otherwise good tenants who fell on tough times.
The current discussion on CRT seems designed to shut down an emerging conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion.
“After all, not being racist isn’t the same as being anti-racist.”
It’s also important to recognize quiet-but-emerging powerhouses in the Black community.
After the relationship between the Black community and the police sparked riots across the country, one might think some legislators would have taken the time to listen to Black people.
Perhaps recognizing the issues related to racial-threat anxiety and addressing the economic anxieties of poor white people could create a political herd mentality.
All business owners are problem-solvers, and Black business owners are no different.
While folks might get an A for effort, the results of diversity and inclusion initiatives have been a failure benefitting almost everyone except Blacks.
We know everyone has implicit bias—which raises the challenge of figuring out how to manage it in order to arrive at bias-free decisions.
Progress is fragile, elusive and agonizing in its distance, and many aspects of police reform remain unfinished.
We also know that, in the aggregate, congressional districts with higher Black populations received less PPP funding than congressional districts with lower Black populations.
State officials are just as responsible as local government for the development of systemic racism in Indianapolis over time.
Dr. Woody Myers faces an uphill battle, but I think Hoosiers will appreciate the option for change—maybe small businesses might even benefit from some progress Myers could bring. We can already see potential contrasts.
It is too hard being black in this city, and black people are tired.
While family wealth grew for white, black and Latino families from 2013 to 2016, the gaps grew as well.
We know the economy is sick now—but it’s been unhealthy for large segments of the community even in good times.
The idea that a place can be more than its problems both is compelling and does not surrender concerns about injustices, real or perceived.
Societies are judged ultimately by how they treat the most vulnerable among them.