Mike Pence, Tim Kaine Miss Opportunity To Confront Racism & Implicit Bias In Policing
Oftentimes contentious, their meeting produced heated exchanges between the two vice presidential candidates on a number of issues. But one issue both candidates failed to properly address deals with the existence of racism, implicit bias, and policing.
Dr. Jason Johnson, Political Analyst and Political Editor for The Root, said on NewsOne Now, “What was most interesting about the night is the lack of specificity that both of them had for this question.
“For all the criticism we can have of Hillary Clinton, she actually said in the first debate, ‘We have to do something about racial discrimination, we have to do something about these issues when it comes to law enforcement,’” said Johnson.
Johnson cited Kaine for not being able to say anything other than “implicit bias.” The NewsOne Now panelist implored Kaine to “Say racism. Say we have to do something about systematic injustice. Be direct.”
Presidential Candidates Fail To Address Small Business Growth & The Challenges Facing Black Entrepreneurs
One issue not being addressed during the presidential debates by either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is what needs to be done to foster growth within the job market.
At a time when Black women are starting businesses at a faster rate than anyone else in the country, the issue has been absent from the campaign trail. Overall, minority-owned businesses in America generate $400 billion in annual revenue, create an estimated $49 billion in generated tax revenue, and account for the creation of 2.25 million jobs.
Dr. Ron Busby from Black Chambers Inc. was once quoted as saying, “If every Black business in America was able to increase their capacity and just hire one more worker, you literally can wipe out Black unemployment in America.”
Joset Wright-Lacy, President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, joined Roland Martin onNewsOne Now to talk about the challenges facing minority businesses.
Nate Parker And The Cast Of ‘Birth Of A Nation’ On The Importance Of The Imagery Displayed In The Film
Nate Parker’s critically acclaimed Nat Turner biopic, The Birth of a Nation is set to hit theaters this Friday nationwide. The film was purchased at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million in a worldwide rights deal.
The film written, produced, directed and starring Parker has seen its share of controversy in recent weeks, not necessarily over the movie’s content, but over a decades-old rape case which Parker was acquitted of.
During this year’s NABJ/NAHJ conference, Parker and the cast of the Birth of a Nation discussed how important being a part of the film was during a special panel discussion. After becoming aware of who Nat Turner was of who Nat Turner was, Parker said the leader of the most successful slave rebellion in United States history became his hero.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast