Multiple choice, public poll
The unemployment rate of African Americans remains at least double that of whites and is the highest unemployment demographic. The overall economic gap remains as great.
What is most notable is that there has been NO improvement for 5 decades. There is:
The Civil Rights Act
Voting Rights Act
Preference for Minority loans and contracts
Hate Crimes legislation
Outlawing racial discrimination in employment, commerce and housing
Affirmative action in education
Every increasing social, benefits and welfare programs
Neighborhood revival programs
Preferential loans in housing
Yet all that - and none has helped African-Americans in terms of unemployment, lower economic status and unemployment. 50 years of a trillion dollars and a zillion words - all that appears a failure, if not counter productive.
These ten charts show the black-white economic gap hasn
So... what is the reason(s) unemployment remains so high for African-Americans?