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A Day Late and a Dollar Short: High Hopes and Deferred by Jon Jeter, Robert E. Pierre

By Jon Jeter, Robert E. Pierre

May this be the ultimate victory for civil rights, or the 1st of many to come?When Henry Louis Gates spoke out approximately his ridiculous arrest, he said a fact few Americans?including President Obama?are wanting to speak about: there is no post-racial the US. by way of race, the U.S. has come far, yet now not a long way adequate and never quick adequate. on a daily basis, we deal with informal racism, myriad indignities, institutional hindrances, post-racial nonsense, and friends bent on self-destruction. The powers that be, in the meantime, consistently appear to arrive with their apologies and redress an afternoon overdue and a buck short.This e-book takes an in depth examine the lives of African-Americans from different backgrounds as Obama?s victory involves play a private position in every one in their lives. each story delves into the advanced concerns we'll need to take care of going ahead: the various demanding situations younger black males face, reminiscent of sophisticated continual racism The stagnation of blacks vis ? vis whitesWidespread black participation within the army regardless of common anti-war sentimentsThe decline of unions whilst prepared hard work turns into the first car for black progressThe demanding situations of interracial familiesThe loss of reliable faculties or healthcare for the poorThe lack of ability of well-off blacks to raise up othersBarack Obama will convey his first authentic nation of the Union deal with in January 2010, and an afternoon past due and a buck brief will convey an altogether diverse photo of how issues quite below the 1st black president.

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Capitalism is a declaration of war, work an act of violence—these are articles of Ricky’s faith—and without a union to represent them, the secretaries were unarmed, defenseless, voiceless. You don’t need to read Das Kapital or Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book to know that. Ricky knew it because he was fifty-four years old and punched a time clock every weekday at six in the morning and again at two in the afternoon, all for fourteen 39 A Day Late and a Dollar Short measly dollars an hour and benefits, which meant he was doing a damn sight better than most black men who lived on Chicago’s South Side.

It felt like we were all in the same place,” she said of the calls, looking forward to them and commenting when a week or two went by without one. Even when she wasn’t feeling well enough to talk, she popped on to say hello and tell everyone she loved them. Peaches also stopped taking Daisy Mae home to her house each night. As they had done when she was first diagnosed, Peaches started living with her again, even though her husband—my father—has heart problems, diabetes, and liver disease. Weechie stayed with Daisy Mae each afternoon while my mother went home after work to cook and relax for a couple of hours.

At first, it was big-ticket stuff: a punch press, the big industrial saws that cut fiberglass, the machines that spat out the plastic moldings for the windows, another that wrapped them for shipping, and yet another that cleaned hard-to-reach corners. Management was mum, but the disappearances were hardly a mystery. That same month, the company let go thirty workers; in November, another fifteen. With the first shift buzzing on the morning after machines first turned up missing, Ricky, an engraver, decided to stick around after quitting time to compare notes with Armando Robles, a machinist who worked second shift and is president of Local 1110 for the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America, or 38 Made in America the UE, as everyone calls it.

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