On today’s CNN Situation Room, Jack Cafferty asked why Black’s economic mobility was declining over past years. I wrote in this answer:
Even though I’m Black, I’m going to resist the temptation to fall right into the question. First, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago found that economic mobility for ALL Americans has declined sharply since 1980. Thus, it’s logical that Blacks would be part of that statistical whole. We have a HUGE problem which stems from America’s lack of desire to support manufacturing industry and allowing it, and now service industry firms, to move offshore and not subsidizing American firms to pay a living wage and compete internationally.
Zennie Abraham, Oakland, CA
Well, to my surprise, Jack read the entire email — just as you see it — on the air! It was nice to hear my message get out in the open!