Was Corporate America's Promise To Fight Racial Injustice Just A Fad? 1

Was Corporate America’s Promise To Fight Racial Injustice Just A Fad?

 

“It seemed many of the central institutions in American corporate life suddenly signed on—at least in word or performance—to a simple but genuinely radical demand for racial equality and truth telling,” says Chris Hayes on corporate America’s response to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. “But was it just a cynical branding exercise, or a strange fad?”
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  1. “..10 And he said unto me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.

    11 Let the unrighteous still do unrighteousness; let the unclean still be defiled; let the righteous still do righteousness, and let the holy one still be sanctified.

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    Revelation of John the Evangelist, 22:10-21

  2. Racial injustice been going on for decades, no one has done much because its an issue facing poor people. Rich ppl to living their lives to care about helping the poor

    1. Been that way for Ever. They want the middle class taxes and low income to pay for everything. Feels like were going backward in time.

  3. Yes. I can tell you from experience. I work in the legal department of Fortune 500 company. We had a guy that had several racist complaints filed against him on the Speakup line. They investigated but looked more for ways to discredit the complaint than to find out the truth. It wasn’t until someone Googled the guys name that they discovered he was the leader of the local aryan nation group and was a former boxer with the nickname the Aryan Barbarian. He was terminated and is now suing for age discrimination. Oye.

    1. I bet he wins…the legal system is fu*ked up…a guy that lived near me one day went to the grocery store while he was out his son early 20’s was home and doorbell rang he went to answer and was confronted he didn’t let the guy in but slammed to door the guy gained entry and the kid protected himself he shot the guy in the knee and pistol whipped the guy …the guy lost his leg and sued..the kid was found guilty of aggravated assault and ordered to make restitution …he can’t even get a job because people think he is violent…

  4. Corporations only care about their bottom line. Of course they use injustice as advertisement. If there is a way to capitalize on something, regardless of what, they will jump all over it

  5. The richest country on Earth can surely support the following proposition: anyone who works a full time job should be able to afford at least a working class life, and at less than $15 an hour that’s impossible.

    1. @E Theory No state (not even the more expensive ones) even has a $15 wage right now. Furthermore, is it really a good idea to raise the wage that high, while the economy is still recovering?

      What incentives will the feds provide to help businesses who may now have to pay this new wage?

    2. People have been trying for $15/hr for SEVERAL YEARS. It had definitely moved past $15/hr as an actual living wage, especially in metro areas. OR maybe the CEOs and other upper management positions can have their bonuses cut –bonuses they’ll surely get when they show much higher revenue between 2020 and 2021. You know the latter is BOUND to happen.

    3. @Mr. James If wages were higher, more people wouldn’t be staying on unemployment. At least, that’s what I keep hearing from the right — Unemployment is more than their wages and that’s why people aren’t going back to work (I disagree that this is the only or even the main reason). Perhaps, the government can cut biz that provide $15/hr for ENTRY LEVEL positions a break on those companys’ unemployment insurance/taxes from the money they’re not paying in federal (and state) unemployment clams.

    4. @B Bodziak At least you came up with a possible plan for raising the wage and dealing with the aftereffects. You’ve done more than most!

    5. @B Bodziak It’s true that a lot of people say that they make more off unemployment than they do working. However, that does not translate into a reason to stop working.

      The role of welfare his to help people get to a point where they can provide sustainability (not necessarily the most comfortable position) for themselves. It’s not meant to take the place of an actual job, in which you earn income and pay taxes on said income. That is why many states are now cutting unemployment benefits as people are somewhat hesitant to return to work.

      Although, I do agree that the wage could be raised more from where it is now (although I’m not sure about $15).

  6. We can have democracy or concentrated wealth in the hands of a few in America, but we can`t have both.

    1. This is one reason why the wealthy hold dual citizenship …we seen this when alot of the wealth made it clear they would leave the US if trump won in 2016…

    2. We are a democratic capitalist nation! Not a democratic socialist! So you are wrong. If you want to be rich you must earn it just like we have earned it. You don’t deserve anything handed to you! Especially when you steal from the hard working wealthy to redistribute to illegal aliens and others who should not even be here in open violation and disregard of our laws.

    3. Oh, we don’t mind working sustainably and economically for a living. Been saving for a farm for a while now. Not my fault the lazy capitalists want to sell me land instead of working it. Talk about welfare queens.

    4. @David so explain how there was several whistle blowers that the contracters 0f Trumps wall were hiring illegals to construct the wall and at night were armned and smuggled to the US side fo provide security in their construction yards? The number coming in probally was happening while the wall was going up once construction stopped there was crazy amount of people trying to enter…I bet contractors and illegals were charging for entry…it was never seen that groups of 20 or more decided to cross at once …they must of thought or seen this was a sure thing and that sure thing points to someone who charged..

    5. @David illegals do the work US citizens won’t it’s also True that they are more successful than most citizens …they also put more money into community’s than us citizens…

  7. It would appear to be so ,but that must change for the soul and humanity and peace in this country .rascism must be made to be bad for business in this diverse country .

  8. Duh. I never bought corporate America’s BS about standing in solidarity with marginalized groups. It only took a couple of months to get back to our regularly scheduled programming…

  9. As long as America has for-profit prisons and drug laws that serve only as moral symbolism, every gesture of “racial justice” will be a fad.

  10. I refuse to believe you thought otherwise.
    The only motivation for big corporations is optics that put them on the correct side of history. And when the marketing folks say that has been accomplished, they move on to the next green/white-wash effort for the brand.

  11. I’ve every right to post true crimes that happened and expose lies. In a respectful way! Instead YouTube censored out my comments! You are communist not American. Sad!

  12. A year later and still the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act languishes, where are the corporations using REAL MONEY lobbying to get that passed

  13. You know, after all that talk about an allegedly false bank note, i never heard whether that bill was actually a counterfeit or real.

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