Rep. Frederica Wilson (D., Fla.) explains today’s black unemployment to MSNBC: “All of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class — it’s slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access — no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that’s what it requires. So we have a problem.”
Black unemployment, four years ago under President Bush (the one who “hates black people”), was 7.7 percent. White unemployment was 4.1 percent.
Black unemployment today, under President Obama, has approximately doubled to 15.9 percent. White unemployment has approximately doubled to 8.1 percent.
Apparently, we spent $814 billion on a lousy stimulus and all we got was a digital divide.