Julianne Malveaux: Democracy dies when tyrants prevail, and when we have seen a prevaricator, a provocateur, a philistine, and a panderer occupy the Oval Office. Why? Because predatory capitalists gain from the elevation of a braggadocious tyrant who, while feeding their bottom line, is behaviorally uncontrollable.
Julianne Malvieux: The hapless Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, forgot his place and was publicly and unacceptably disrespectful to Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Julianne Malveaux: Who rescinds an award after it has been granted for statements that were not recently made, but are a matter of record? Angela Davis has long been an outspoken activist.
Julianne Malveaux: The issue should not be one of who is the most sensational, but who has the most focused program, and the basis of the Democratic program must be economic justice for working Americans.
Julianne Malveaux: While our “democracy” is weighed against people who live on the margins, who don’t have driver’s licenses, who don’t vote regularly, who move frequently, we ought to be focused on ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to vote.
Julianne Malveaux: Patriarchy places men at the center of life, and women at the periphery. It suggests that women do not matter. It allows for the subjugation of women when they attempt to enter public spaces that have previously been earmarked as ‘male’ spaces.
Julianne Malvieux: The new leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency has been pressured to relax payday-lending rules. Several states have bowed to the pressure to support the payday lender that exploit low-income, mostly Black and Brown, communities.
Juliaqnne Malveaux: Few names are more lauded in Black Women’s History than that of Madame CJ Walker, the woman who used herbs, hair knowledge, and a hot comb to create an empire.
Julianne Malveaux: I’m not ever, ever, ever going to excuse sexual perfidy (and more) in the workplace, but I do wonder why we can wink, nod, and grin about racial workplace misbehavior while we stand our ground about gender. I wonder why so many say ‘just kidding’ or ‘didn’t know’ when they are racially insensitive, and nobody calls it, but they are willing to call it on gender.