O sursa (Our Online American History Textbook) :
The statistics were grim for black Americans in 1960. Their average life-span was seven years less than white Americans'. Their children had only half the chance of completing high school, only a third the chance of completing college, and a third the chance of entering a profession when they grew up. On average, black Americans earned half as much as white Americans and were twice as likely to be unemployed.
Deci, negrii aveau in medie cam de doua ori mai mari sanse sa fie someri decit albii la momentul poetic al demararii agitatiei cu "drepturile" in Statele Unite.
O alta sursa (CNN Money) :
The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.
Black unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984, while the unemployment rate for whites fell slightly to 8%, the Labor Department reported.
"This month's numbers continue to bear out that longstanding pattern that minorities have a much more challenging time getting jobs," said Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.
Black unemployment has been roughly double that of whites since the government started tracking the figures in 1972.
Economists blame a variety of factors.
Si acum : asa-zisul manual (textbook) minte, daca intr-adevar somajul nu se urmareste decit din 1972 atunci povestile despre somajul din 1960 sunt la fel de indreptatite ca si fictiunile despre cum erau temperaturile pe vremea cind nu se masurau temperaturile.
Mai important decit fraudele pioase comise de ceva manual, acest avatar din veac al cartii pe care n-o citeste nimeni : somajul in rindul negrilor a fost mereu dublu fata de cel din rindul albilor, de-a lungul a 40 de ani de istorie in care s-au succedat o duzina de administratii, care democrate, care republicane. Razboaie, pace, crize, bunastare, evolutie tehnologica, prefaceri economice si sociale, peste toata o singura constanta : la fiecare somer alb, doi someri negri.
Economistii, bineinteles, blameaza o varietate de factori.
Eu blamez inferioritatea rasiala.