Robert Reich: Keep stimulus money away from skilled workers and “white male contractors”
I expect that within four years there will be a backlash to the Obama Administration's racist policies and attitudes. Race relations will be set back by decades. This will be the undoing of the Democrats recent election gains.
I was there from the very beginning in the middle of the National Mall, on the day before as well as the whole inauguration.
The crowd was overwhelmingly african american. That is a simple fact that anyone there knows and should be honest enough to say.
It was a mess. Extremely poorly organized crowds moved in different directions with no idea where they were going .
There was no ‘coming together.’ The atmosphere was extremely racist and if you didn’t look right, they let you know.(...)
The event itself though was far from what it was described.
I felt very, very uncomfortable. Regular glances and snide remarks sent the message very clearly ‘what are you doing here - this is our event’!