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Your weekly roundup of race and racism stories you need to know.

Despite its seasonal rhetoric on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, corporate America too often gives itself the benefit of the doubt when facing allegations of racism. Power will go to great lengths to preserve itself, and a few of the stories in this week’s roundup exemplify that — from financial services companies who use scorched-earth methods to discourage workers from lodging discrimination complaints, to White farmers suing to prevent the government from compensating Black farmers for decades of racist policies. But take heart — there’s some…


HIDDEN BLACK HISTORY

Wall Street broker Jeremiah G. Hamilton was ultra rich in mid-1800s New York City. Here is his story.

In 1983, there were only three Black financial services professionals in the entire state of Arkansas. I was one of them. A decade later, I started the first Black-owned investment bank in Arkansas. For a little more than a decade, I was part of an exclusive club — the world of Blacks on Wall Street.

For more than thirty years, I navigated the universe of Black-owned investment firms, ultimately building and managing a successful program trading operation for one of the largest minority-owned investment banks on Wall Street. Most people are unaware of this, but there is a rich history…

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