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White Flight

This is a guest post by The Urban Blabbermouth. Comments are welcome!
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I am currently reading one of the August issues of The Economist Magazine. I think that puts me some eight issues behind.  Anyway, the cover story inquired into the state of Civil Rights for Blacks in the US as part of the magazine's reflections on the fiftieth anniversary of the March On Washington lead by Dr. King.  In the story were some comments about more cities with Black mayors than ever before.  Got me to wondering why are there more Black mayors than there are Black CEOs.  By CEO, I mean the corporate leadership positions known as The C-Suites, i.e., the Chairman, the CEO, the CFO, the CIO, and so on.  Stumbled across some very interesting comments on the internet.
The most direct and simplest answer to the question of why there are more Black mayors than Black CEOs is that it takes very little to be a politician.  The barriers to entry for a politician are quite low while the barriers to entry for a CEO…