Things I Wish Black Pundits Would Discuss More Often

My wish list for 2012? That the few Black pundits, journalists and public intellectuals with a national mic would dramatically broaden their scope and give us their perspectives on the following:

1.  The ramifications of Citizens United

2.  The implications of the charter school movement and school choice.

3.  The failure to prepare our children for emerging opportunities in STEM

4.  Food deserts

5.  Wealth wipeout related to the mortgage crisis

6.  Collapse of middle class employment

7.  The consequences of a Greek default (along with Spain, etc.)

8.  The possibilities represented by Iceland rewriting its constitution

9.  Occupy Wall Street movement

10. Nursing homes are enrolling increasing numbers of African Americans who are not benefiting from health and social service initiatives being pursued in other communities

11. Emergence of Latino as the majority-minority

12. Global business opportunities

13.  Lavender Revolution

14.  The prospects for the newest African nation, South Sudan

15.  The ongoing dilemma of Haiti

I’d like to hear quite a bit less about

1.  Blue Ivy

2.  BWE

3.  President Obama crooning

4.  FLOTUS’s wardrobe

5.  The latest Republican racist insult/smear

6.  Bishop T.D. Jakes

7.   Tyler Perry

8.  Bishop Eddie Long

9.  Lisa Raye

10. Hip hop

 

 

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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