I have always been fascinated by the term “white collar crime.” It makes it seem as if stealing lots of money is not as bad as stealing a small amount. It rarely results in punishment that fits the crime. Yet the small-time thief is often thrown under the jail, like the guy who stole $20 from a parking meter and was sentenced to 10 years.
Contrast that with the fallout from the recently exposed Wells Fargo Bank scam, in which two million credit cards and customer accounts were opened using phony signatures and email addresses. More than 5,000 low-level employees got fired for trying to meet impossible sales targets set by their supervisors. The CEO said it was all their fault, as if thousands of bank workers making $12 an hour woke up one morning and decided to defraud their customers. Not one manager was terminated. And even if the CEO eventually loses his job, he will reportedly walk away with company stock that grew to be worth more than $200 million because of the scam. That’s on top of the $19.3 million salary he was paid last year. Continue Reading Wells Fargo
D.C. students from a local art leadership program will conclude their summer internship
program by presenting their work inspired by local DC history. Continue Reading First Annual Youth Art Showcase Featuring the “DC Ward Story Collection”
The presidents of 34 historically black colleges and universities pledged on Wednesday to organize what they called a first-of-its-kind symposium on gun violence, after the “debilitating impact” of a series of incidents that they said had “shaken our nation to its core and caused many people to question our country’s direction.” Continue Reading President Mason Joins HBCU Leaders in Call for Peace and Unity
If you’re thinking about earning your master’s or Ph.D. in counseling and you live in Washington, D.C. (or you would like to), TopCounselingSchools.org named UDC #1 in their list of the Top Value Counseling Master’s Degrees in Washington, D.C. list. Continue Reading UDC Ranked #1 Top Value Counseling Master’s Degrees in Washington, D.C.