Carroll G. Robinson, Esq.Associate ProfessorCo-Principal Investigator, TSU National Transportation Security Center of Exce...
Read Widely…Think Deeply *<br /><ul><li>Past
Robert Caro, Master of the Senate
Present and Future
Richard Florida
Thomas Friedman
Joel Kotkin
Atlantic Monthly Magazine
Foreign Affairs Journal
Jim Collins, Good to Great for the Social Sector
Peter F. Drucker, Post-Capitalist Society
The Kinder Houston Area Survey – 2011</li></ul>2<br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5

Empowering our communities_strengthening_our_leaders[1]


Published on

Published in: News & Politics, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Empowering our communities_strengthening_our_leaders[1]

  1. 1. Carroll G. Robinson, Esq.Associate ProfessorCo-Principal Investigator, TSU National Transportation Security Center of Excellence-Petrochemical&Chairman, Houston Citizens Chamber of CommerceSecond V.P., NAACP Houston Branch<br />NBC-LEO<br />National League of Cities<br />Beaumont, Texas<br />August 11, 2011<br />African Americans and the Future <br />Jobs, Unemployment and Business Opportunities <br />1<br />Texas Southern University<br />
  2. 2. Read Widely…Think Deeply *<br /><ul><li>Past
  3. 3. Robert Caro, Master of the Senate
  4. 4. Present and Future
  5. 5. Richard Florida
  6. 6. Thomas Friedman
  7. 7. Joel Kotkin
  8. 8. Atlantic Monthly Magazine
  9. 9. Foreign Affairs Journal
  10. 10. Jim Collins, Good to Great for the Social Sector
  11. 11. Peter F. Drucker, Post-Capitalist Society
  12. 12. The Kinder Houston Area Survey – 2011</li></ul>2<br />
  13. 13. Read Widely…Think Deeply<br /><ul><li>Politics and Power
  14. 14. Willie L. Brown, Jr., Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times
  15. 15. Dr. Robert Holmes, Maynard Jackson: A Biography</li></ul>* Be non-partisan in you’re reading. Good ideas come from many places (“Joseph Charles of Royalty, Deputy Registrar and President of the United States.”) Plus you always want to know what everyone else is thinking and doing.<br />3<br />
  16. 16. The Present Has A Past<br /><ul><li>Caro, Master of the Senate
  17. 17. Taxation without:</li></ul>Equal Employment<br />Access to an “Equal” Quality Education<br />Fair Access to Capital/Bonding<br />Representation (Unhindered Right to Vote)<br />4<br />
  18. 18. The Present Is Our Future (History)?<br /><ul><li>Peter F. Drucker, Post - Capitalist Society</li></ul> “Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. We cross what in an earlier book (The New Realities (1989)) I called a “divide.” Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure: its arts; its key institutions. Fifty years later there is a new world… We are currently living through just such a transformation…<br /> …[I]f history is any guide, it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020”<br /><ul><li>The Daily Drucker,“the most important work of the executive is to identify the changes that have already happened. The important challenge in society, economics, politics, is to exploit the changes that have already occurred and to use them as opportunities. The important thing is to identify the “future that has already happened”… (Peter F. Drucker, The Ecological Vision and The Age of Discontinuity.)</li></ul>5<br />
  19. 19. The Present Is Our Future (History)? <br /><ul><li>1957 (Caro) 1964/5 – 2004/15 – Have we started a new transformation?
  20. 20. The Impact of The Great Recession
  21. 21. Hope Yen, Wealth Gap Gets Even Wider, USA Today, July 27, 2011, pg. 5B
  22. 22. Richard Florida, How the Crash Will Reshape America, Atlantic Monthly , March 2009
  23. 23. Jeannie Kever, The Coming Revolution, in Brown and Gray, Houston Chronicle, August 7, 2011. pg A1</li></ul>6<br />
  24. 24. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!<br /><ul><li>Bill Clinton, It’s Still The Economy, Stupid, Newsweek, June 19, 2011,
  25. 25. Thomas Friedman, The debt debate: Why Can’t We Do It Right This Time?, Houston Chronicle, July 27, 2011, pg B7. (Can’t We Do This Right?, The New York Times, July 27, 2011, pg. A23.)
  26. 26. What will America need to thrive in this world and how should we adapt our unique formula for success? </li></ul>Educating the workforce up to and beyond whatever technology demands;<br />Building the world’s best infrastructure;<br />Attracting the world’s most dynamic and high – IQ immigrants;<br />Putting together the best regulations to incentivize risk – taking while curbing recklessness; and<br />Funding research to push out the boundaries of science… then let capitalist pluck off the most promising ideas for new business(es).<br />7<br />
  27. 27. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! <br /><ul><li>Chip Mellon and Dick Carpenter, Want Jobs? Cut Local Regulations, The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2011, pg. A15.
  28. 28. Carl Schramm and Robert Litan, Kauffman Foundation “Startup Act.” (Nurturing Startups, The Street Journal, July 29, 2011, pg. A12) * Unlimited annual supply of “entrepreneurs Visa” available to any immigrant who wanted to come to the U.S. to start a business, with a particular focus on newcomers with expertise in engineering, science and technology.</li></ul>*(cf. 65,000 H1-B Visas, U.S. Business Leaders Press Senate Panel For More Work Visas, The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2011, pg. B5.<br />8<br />
  29. 29. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!<br /><ul><li>David Leonhardt, A Knowing Nation With Issues, The New York Times, July 27, 2011, pg. B1. (Business Day)
  30. 30. What’s Wrong With America’s Job Engine? The New York Times, July 27, 2011, pg. B1 (Marketplace)
  31. 31. David Wessel, Wary Firms Opt for Temp Staff, Hire Overseas
  32. 32. Willa Plank, CEOs in Their Own Words: Don’t Plan on Much Hiring</li></ul>9<br />
  33. 33. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!<br /><ul><li>Domestic Energy Production
  34. 34. All of the above – Old/Clean/Green/Renewable</li></ul> *Charles T. Drenna, We Must Take Advantage of Energy Wealth in U.S., Houston Chronicle, July 27, 2011, pg. B7. (9.2 million jobs currently supported by petro-chemical sectors) <br /><ul><li>Rebuild America’s Infrastructure
  35. 35. Invest Social Security Surplus (T-Bills) in state and municipal infrastructure bonds
  36. 36. Fair and Balanced Trade Policies
  37. 37. Focus on the Americas and Caribbean
  38. 38. Wealth Creation/Accumulation Policies for low and middle class
  39. 39. Ownership society requires wealth beyond income</li></ul>10<br />
  40. 40. Our Challenges or Our Opportunities?<br /><ul><li>Demographics
  41. 41. Old-White
  42. 42. Young – Hispanic/African-American/Asians
  43. 43. Failing Public Schools
  44. 44. Low Academic Performance (Test Scores)
  45. 45. Racial Academic Achievement Gap
  46. 46. High – High School Dropout Rate
  47. 47. Low College Academic Readiness/Retention & Graduation Rates</li></ul>11<br />Our Pyramid Is Upside Down<br />
  48. 48. Our Pyramid is Upside Down<br /><ul><li>High Cost of College Tuition (Debt Burden)
  49. 49. Loans/Fewer Grants
  50. 50. Faster More Flexible Workforce Skills Training
  51. 51. Public/Private/Community College Partnerships
  52. 52. High Incarceration Rates (Black Men)
  53. 53. Loss of Voting Rights
  54. 54. Voter ID Laws</li></ul>12<br />