Fresh research has convinced scholars that even with progress in education, the black jobless rate in the United States remains twice that of whites because whites are typically better connected to people who can make introductions and are more likely to hear about job opportunities.
At Saturday’s Republican debate, Mitt Romney got creative with the number of jobs generated during his tenure at Bain Capital, Ron Paul called MLK a “hero” after being questioned about a newsletter of his that trashed the man as a “world-class adulterer,” and Rick Santorum told the audience that social class doesn’t exist in America.
Blacks and Latinos suffered disproportionate losses of wealth and social standing, compared to whites, during the George W. Bush economy. But of course, that’s merely a prelude to what unfolded next, and what’s to come. (more)