How about African-Americans? Are they better off than 4 yrs ago?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. First Black President Can’t Help Blacks Stem Wealth Drop
    By David J. Lynch - Sep 5, 2012 12:30 PM ET

    The nation’s first African-American president hasn’t done much for African-Americans.

    The recession and anemic recovery, while painful for most Americans, have been especially punishing for blacks, stripping jobs, homes and wealth from people who have historically lagged.

    Today’s 14.1 percent black unemployment rate is almost twice the 7.4 percent white rate, and the racial gap -- after narrowing from 2005 to 2009 -- has widened since the recession’s June 2009 end.

    At Obama’s inauguration, 7.1 percent of whites were jobless compared with 12.7 percent of blacks.

    Black households’ median annual income fell 11.1 percent, more than twice the 5.2 percent inflation-adjusted decline suffered by white households.

    Blacks lost more ground than whites in recent years because the financial crisis was centered on housing, which accounted for 60 percent of black wealth. “We may have lost more property in that than we did in slavery,” says William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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    Some has to be better off under Obama? right? right? Oh wait......
  2. pspr


    But Obama has his racist slogan going for him at the convention.

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  3. Oh wait what. . . . you should tell them how better off they would be if they became and voted republican. . .