Tag: Derrick Jackson
Others here are far more knowledgeable than am I on energy issues. People like A Siegel, Jerome a Paris and Meteor Blades have been on this topic since before the first Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas in 2006.
This is an issue as important as any we face. It certainly connects with my concerns about public education.
So this morning I find myself impelled to bring attention to Jackson's op ed, to explore the related issues, and if possible to make an argument as broadly as possible about why an appropriate national energy policy is of immediate and critical necessity.
in 1984, Whites - 22,000 Blacks - 2,000 difference 20,000
in 2007, Whites - 100,000 Blacks - 5,000 difference 95,000
(the figures are from a study by the Urban Institute)
Or as Derrick Jackson puts in, in an op ed titled An elusive payoff (subtitled "Gains elsewhere belie a wealth gap for black families"),
The study said the gap in 1984 amounted to a couple years of public college tuition. Today, the gap would fund "full tuition at a four-year public university for two children, plus tuition at a public medical school."