The Challenges of Competing for Public Contracts as a Small Business (Part V)
Updated: Oct 4, 2020
We are not against anyone, but we are for equity. -Joseph Gould, Jr.
In southern Louisiana, the issue of finding contracts is especially acute for minority business owners. We can feel how the residuals of racism of slavery are threaded into policy. You need only consider the fact that African American businesses are awarded significantly fewer construction and professional service contract dollars than white owned firms. So as African American businesses goes, we have once again been pitted against each other for the same crumbs, like house slaves being pitted against the fields saves, keeping them occupied so that none rise up against their masters. Something is morally wrong here. And in case you are wondering, thee budgets of public agencies are not the issue. Policy is the issues.
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