Will President Obama Address 50 Year Economic Gap Between Blacks & Whites At March?

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  • A sobering report released last weekend states that the economic disparity between Blacks and Whites has virtually remained the same for the past 50 years.

    Additionally, 50 years ago Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom” also took place. Next week, President Barack Obama faces a weighty challenge in speaking to the nation and addressing the looming issue of economic inequality on the official anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

    A march led by Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network is set to take place this coming weekend in the Nation’s Capital, but a Washington Post article highlighted troubling facts and figures despite gains made by Blacks in recent times and the historic election of President Obama in 2008.

    Using numbers from a recent Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report, it was revealed that the economic gap between Blacks and Whites hasn’t closed since 1963. During that year, White unemployment sat at 5 percent while 10.9 percent of Blacks were jobless.

    Today, the numbers are 6.6 for Whites and 12.6 for Blacks.

    Also unveiled was that Black unemployment has been at recession levels over the past five decades as well.

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    4 thoughts on “Will President Obama Address 50 Year Economic Gap Between Blacks & Whites At March?

    1. I AM SO TIRED OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR BLACKS!UNEMPLOYMENT WAS HIGH FOR BLACK PEOPLE WHEN BUSH WAS IN OFFICE!IF YOU DIDN’T VOTE IN 2010 THEN DON’T COMPLAIN!GET OFF YOUR BUTS IN EVERY ELECTION!HE CAN ONLY GET SOMETHING DONE IF WE VOTE!GIVE HIM SOMEBODY HE CAN WORK WITH1THE RACIST TEAPARTY AND THE GOP WILL NOT WORK WITH HIM AT ALL !

    2. First of all let me say that I’m an Obama supporter. But even if he does mention the economic gap that’s not going to create (1) job. The President can’t make companies hire Black people, he can’t make ALL Black people be ambitious, he can’t make Black people become entrepreneurs. A President can only encourage Americans; but it’s up to Black Americans to take action in controlling their own lives. Also we often fail to mention that millions of Blacks are doing very very well. We need to point that out more

    3. my best friend’s ex-wife makes $78 every hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for 5 months but last month her income was $14177 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more this site. . . .www.ℛush.COℳ

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