I will not be there for the opening session. In fact, I do not plan to attend any of the plenary sessions, workshops, etc.
This image tells me all I need to know about the “State of Black America.”
It’s a sign of the times that a social service organization is sponsored by, among others, a bailed-out predatory lender and an oil company that’s responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
BP can afford to be generous since American taxpayers will partly foot the bill for the fund established to compensate victims of the oil spill.
And let’s not forget the NAACP blasted BP for its response to the oil spill and has accused it of discriminating against “workers of color” and “contractors of color.”
They say consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. So shoot me. I have a small mind.
UPDATE: The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has accused Wells Fargo of engaging in predatory lending practices in black neighborhoods in Philadelphia.