July 6, 2011
A tale of two unemployment rates, through an urban microcosm

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  • 9.8% the unemployment rate in the Washington, DC — a little higher than the rest of the nation
  • 3.6% the unemployment rate for the more affluent areas of DC — mostly populated by whites source

» This isn’t good. The unemployment rate of Anacostia, a district in Southeast DC east of the river mostly populated by blacks? Nearly 20 percent. DC is merely just a flash point for a much-larger trend. All over the United States, blacks are twice as likely to be unemployed as whites. What’s worse is there’s no real explanation for it — other than the obvious one.

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    What obviously the white population is keeping African Americans down? Maybe it is the Asian population keeping everyone...
  3. mconor said: yikes
  4. holden421 said: the unemployment rate is lower for Asian Americans…they must be the racists? womeninbusiness.about.c…
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    Oh wait, is it discrimination or are black people just lazy. Discrimination. Understand that it’s still there so we can...
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    I’d like to direct everyone who actually believes that we’re in a postracial society to the Mother Jones article that...
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    Gosh…
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