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Black Men Chained

By Onyeocha

If an employer treats a black man worse than a white man, could that be sexism?

No, that could not be sexism. The men are of the same sex.

Then what are we to make of the following clip of a discussion about employment opportunities for ex-offenders? (It was broadcast by Rhode Island public television on November 18, 2005.)

Mr. Fortes was noting that black men are treated worse than black women.

And he called it racism.

At his Howard University commencement address on May 7, 2016, President Obama noted, “Black men are about six times likelier to be in prison right now than white men.” He made no mention of the fact that, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Black men are about twenty-three times likelier to be in prison right now than black women.

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