Ajamu Dillahunt on Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn

January 28, 2010

Original publication: Culture Shocks

Date of publication: January 21, 2010

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"As of December 2009, the African American unemployment rate went above 16%, the Latino unemployment rate is very close to 13%, and that's compared to 9% for white Americans. [...] [W]hat the African American community is facing is more in the order of a depression than a recession. [...]

[I]n places like Michigan and Ohio...the unemployment rate amongst African Americans is expected to exceed 20% this year. [...]

We need a targeted approach to get us out of this bind that we're in now, and we have recommendations for that."

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