Wednesday, February 2, 2022

More Evidence of Systemic Racism

 A list of black billionaires as of 2021 includes seven Americans and one billionaire of mixed black and Jewish heritage.

Five are entertainers: one a chemical engineer; one a business tycoon.  One is a reminder of what systemic racism was:

Steward was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Dorothy, a homemaker, and Harold Steward, a mechanic.[4] As a child growing up in Clinton, Missouri, Steward faced poverty and discrimination.[8]

"I vividly remember segregation—separate schools, sitting in the balcony at the movie theater, being barred from the public swimming pool," notes Steward, who was among a small group of African-American high-school students who integrated the public swimming pool in Clinton in 1967.[9]

With this going against him, what possible chance did he have?

The partly black billionaire is "the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies."

I have not looked up black millionaires; that is probably a much longer list because millionaire is so easy in America. 

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