Black Unemployment at Crisis Level
(Huffington Post) — There is a huge national crisis that America is currently facing that has gotten very little recognition or attention. That crisis is black teenage unemployment. Put simply, we are facing something approaching a national emergency that goes well beyond the current unemployment rate in the recession or the more general economic dislocation that Americans have been facing recently. Any objective analysis of the data shows that for the vast majority of African Americans under the age of 21, there are simply no opportunities in our society; not only for advancement, but for any sort of survival.