Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks

Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks

African Americans are not benefiting from the economic stimulus

by #teamEBONY, April 13, 2012

Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks

In a report released on Thursday by liberal think-tank, The Center for American Progress, African Americans were found to have benefited the least from the economic recovery that began in 2009. The group analyzed unemployment rates, homeowners numbers, and even the amount of Black folks with health insurance to reach their conclusion.

"While economic opportunities are beginning to improve somewhat for Latinos, Asian-Americans, and whites, African-Americans are the clear exception–their economic fortunes continued to decline in 2011," the report says. Existing issues, such as the lack of health insurance coverage, actually widened in the past two years.

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