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Sun Mar 8, 2015, 10:57 PM

"The latest unemployment numbers are great if you’re not black"

More: http://thegrio.com/2015/03/07/latest-unemployment-numbers-blacks-african-american/
50 years since the march from Selma to Montgomery, we are reminded that institutional racism, racial disparities in wages and wealth, and discrimination based on color are still a harsh reality of American life. And we have a long way to go.
The latest jobs figures released by the Labor Department for February were positive, even better than expected, with 295,000 workers added last month. The official unemployment rate — which is artificially low, failing to account for people who are not actively looking for a job, the underemployed, and all those college graduates flipping burgers – dropped to 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent in January and the lowest since the middle of 2008. However, wages were sluggish, rising a mere 0.1 percent.

For blacks, the economic picture is quite different. While the unemployment rate for whites was 4.7 percent, it was 10.4 percent for blacks, 6.6 percent for Latinos, and 4.0 percent for Asians. Traditionally, in fact, for the past six decades, black unemployment has remained double that of whites. This racial gap tends to be higher in the Midwest and the South.

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Reply "The latest unemployment numbers are great if you’re not black" (Original post)
Jamaal510 Mar 2015 OP
Number23 Mar 2015 #1
Jamaal510 Mar 2015 #2
Number23 Mar 2015 #7
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2015 #3
randys1 Mar 2015 #4
heaven05 Mar 2015 #5

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 07:02 PM

1. But it's not race, it's CLASS!!1one!



50 years since the march from Selma to Montgomery, we are reminded that institutional racism, racial disparities in wages and wealth, and discrimination based on color are still a harsh reality of American life.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 10:16 PM

2. I might've been

bombarded with those type of comments had I posted this in GD instead. It's a shame there's a need on this site for a separate sub-forum for issues like this.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 12:14 AM

7. Yep, it is most definitely a shame.

But it's still very much needed around here.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 09:40 PM

6. I live in a 98% white town that still has 10% unemployment, 8 years after the recession

 

"ended".

That's a harsh reality of american life too.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 12:31 AM

3. "It's that Negro in the White House's Fault!"

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 05:01 PM

4. And he is responsible for all the race problems in America.

President Obama has been so divisive racially, Ferguson and Garner, etal, all his fault.





Back on earth, surely you dont expect white america to employ Black america when they can use 124 different ways to not hire you and get away with it.

Right to work, you know.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:51 AM

5. +1000

 

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