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“Popular investor Marc Faber, author of the “Gloom Boom & Doom Report” newsletter, wrote in his most recent edition that he was glad the U.S. had been founded and ruled by white people rather than black people.”

Source: Charlie May. “Marc Faber: “Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks.” Salon. October 17, 2017. https://www.salon.com/2017/10/17/marc-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america-and-not-the-blacks/

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“When it comes to corporate ambition, women of color are far more likely than white women to say they aspire to a top executive role, according to a new study from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co., which surveyed 70,000 women and men in North America. Yet black, Latina and Asian women still hold only 3% of C-suite roles, compared with 16.7% of entry-level roles, the study found. Black women are most likely to say they don’t have interactions with top bosses, and only 23% say managers help them navigate organizational politics, compared with 36% of white women, according to the data. Those figures have remained largely unchanged in the past three years.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal.

“Throughout our nation’s history, there has always been fierce, overwhelming backlash against even the appearance of great racial progress. Always. You can set your watch to that one. And while some might argue that the racial-justice gains offered by Obama’s election were mostly symbolic, the symbolism was powerful and deeply disturbing to millions, helping to incite an electoral backlash that we should have seen coming.” — Michelle Alexander

“The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of America distancing itself because of what it called the group’s ‘anti-Israel bias.’ ‘This decision was not taken lightly,’ according to a State Department statement on Thursday. In addition to anti-Israel bias, the department cited ‘the need for fundamental reform’ and ‘mounting arrears’ at the organization. While the United States withdrew from the group, the Trump administration said it wanted to continue providing American perspective and expertise to Unesco, but as a nonmember observer. The withdrawal goes into effect at the end of 2018.”

Source: Steven Erlanger and Gardiner Harris. “U.S. Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias.’” The New York Times. October 11, 2017.

“Hollywood’s worst fear just came true. The biggest scandal by far in Tinseltown history has just expanded beyond Harvey Weinstein. Tuesday night, Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck was publicly accused of groping actress Hilarie Burton back in 2003. Hollywood’s Batman, the anchor in Warner Brothers’ most expensive franchise, stands accused of sexual misconduct against a then-21 year-old actress. Moreover, Justice League — a tentpole coming out in less than five weeks, a blockbuster the entire industry is counting on to salvage the 2017 box office, a crowd-pleaser needed to remind people why they love going to the movies, an investment that with promotional costs probably reaches $250 – $300 million — is now in serious jeopardy.”

“A Long And Sordid History” by Slynstad

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