My mood is black. It could be because the contractor is still working on my kitchen. We’re living in clouds of sanded spackle. Right now, it feels like this situation is permanent, and Rich the Contractor will be living here permanently, like that guy from Murphy Brown.
Or it could because we have an insane clown in the White House.
Recent research about the changes in middle America isn’t making things better.
Teachers’ salaries in places like Oklahoma is horrific, while in my town in New Jersey, the median pay is in the six figures.
MIT economics say that parts of America are comparable to a Third-World Nation.
Middle America is having a hard time adjusting to rapid demographic changes.
African-American boys from wealthy families are less likely to stay wealthy compared to white boys or black girls. My guess is that the careers of the wealthy African American families is a variable that was missed in the analysis. Structural racism can’t explain those stats entirely, because it doesn’t seem to impact girls.