In the age of Black Live Matter, we must seriously reckon with the fact that Black firms are being pushed to the back of the bus by color blind diversity policies.
New COVID infections in Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and several other countries have almost disappeared. Their economies are gradually returning to normal. In comparison, U.S. infections are registering daily records, and states are pondering new lock-downs.
The governors of Florida and Texas were the poster children for leaders who denied COVID’s virulence to gain political favor with the President. Now their states face record spikes in infections.
Every federal program for minority businesses has a different personal disadvantage criterion. This is confusing and creates unnecessary bureaucracy and inefficiency. One uniform criterion should be created.
Blacks and Latinos own 7.1% and 8.3% of all small businesses but make up 15.3% and 10.8% respectively of federally registered contractors. Government contracts provide advantages for minorities, but they often hit a brick wall when it comes to scaling up.