African Americans and the Recession

Damien Goodmon of FixExpo.Org shared this story from the Washington Post. The tagline: 34.5 percent of young African American men are unemployed. Make sure you read to the end:

“Black men were less likely to receive a call back or job offer than equally qualified white men,” said Devah Pager, a sociology professor at Princeton University, referring to her studies a few years ago of white and black male job applicants in their 20s in Milwaukee and New York. “Black men with a clean record fare no better than white men just released from prison.”