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Let's Talk about the Jobs Gap

Let's Talk about the Jobs Gap By Arlene Holt Baker Let’s t a Lk a bout the Jbso Gap A Response to Andy Kroll Andy Kroll has sounded the alarm on the severity of today’s jobs crisis for African-Americans. But more importantly, he has reminded us of the historical persistence of a black unemployment rate that’s double that of white unemployment, and that continues to undermine economic advancement for millions of people in our country. Mr. Kroll points out that, as we look fot r he largest wealth gap on record, and it is completely unacceptable. ways to address the economic crisis facing our nation, the debate virtually ignores the There is an analogy that is often used particularly destructive impact that prolonged to describe the economic situation for black unemployment and growing inequality are America that basically says “if the economy is having on entire communities, affecting the the engine of the train, it doesn’t matter how stability of future generations. He is absolutely fast or slow it’s moving, African-Americans are right. More must be done to acknowledge and always in the caboose, never catching up.” Now respond to the stark disparities that still exist it feels like the caboose is becoming detached in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Let's Talk about the Jobs Gap

New Labor Forum , Volume 21 (1): 3 – Feb 1, 2012

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SAGE
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© 2012 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
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1095-7960
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1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.211.0000009
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By Arlene Holt Baker Let’s t a Lk a bout the Jbso Gap A Response to Andy Kroll Andy Kroll has sounded the alarm on the severity of today’s jobs crisis for African-Americans. But more importantly, he has reminded us of the historical persistence of a black unemployment rate that’s double that of white unemployment, and that continues to undermine economic advancement for millions of people in our country. Mr. Kroll points out that, as we look fot r he largest wealth gap on record, and it is completely unacceptable. ways to address the economic crisis facing our nation, the debate virtually ignores the There is an analogy that is often used particularly destructive impact that prolonged to describe the economic situation for black unemployment and growing inequality are America that basically says “if the economy is having on entire communities, affecting the the engine of the train, it doesn’t matter how stability of future generations. He is absolutely fast or slow it’s moving, African-Americans are right. More must be done to acknowledge and always in the caboose, never catching up.” Now respond to the stark disparities that still exist it feels like the caboose is becoming detached in

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New Labor ForumSAGE

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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