This analysis of unemployment, income, and homeownership data from the last several decades presents a number of sobering conclusions about the state of America’s Black Middle Class, including the fact that almost all the economic gains that blacks have made in the last 30 years were lost in the Great Recession (December 2007 to June 2009) and in the anemic recovery that followed. Further, the report contrasts the economic gains made during the 1990s with what has happened during the current decade, examining the relative progress (or lack thereof) of African Americans at different education levels. The report concludes with a call to strengthen, rather than cut, the very programs were central to building America’s middle class.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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