October's jobs report is out and - despite the bizarre jubilation of the mainstream media - minorities are still being hit the hardest as the economy fails to recover. Black youth unemployment is 393% higher than the national average and women's labor participation hit a record low.
Echoing syndicated columnist Charles Krauthhammer’s sentiments on ‘Special Report’ a few weeks ago that Jim Crow is dead, I believe this (if it isn’t already) should be one of the civil rights issues of our time.
Did you know that there was a time in our country, after the Civil War, when white unemployment was higher than black unemployment? It seems almost unfathomable now, but that was the case in the early decades of the 20th Century.
A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent." Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years.
Barack Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from African-American leaders who say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency.
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