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Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had advantages" as a white man. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has said that any struggle she faced as a single mom was much more challenging for black women. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio has talked about not knowing many black people when he was growing up. And Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, recently said , "Any white candidate needs to show a level of consciousness around issues like white privilege."
In 2016, for example, the overall civilian unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, while the rates for the major race and ethnicity groups ranged from 3.6 percent for Asians to 8.4 percent for Blacks or African Americans; the rate for Whites was 4.3 percent in 2016, and the rate for Hispanics or Latinos was 5.8 percent.
Trump’s economic policies are improving the lives of black Americans, just like he promised. Black unemployment continues at historic lows, manufacturing jobs are back, paychecks are up, meaningful prison reform has happened and his urban renewal plan, which includes significant incentives for inner-city investment, is making a difference.
As a result, we are seeing real wage growth for the first time since the Great Recession. Wages rose by 3% in the fourth quarter (Q4) 2018 for the first time since 2009, and have risen by 3% or greater for 7 consecutive months.
That’s real wage pressure as a result of a very tight labor market with very strong demand. The 3.4% year-over-year wage gain in the February Employment Situation report is the highest since April 2009.
The decline in the black unemployment rate under Donald Trump was and is being driven by positive labor market conditions. The decline under Barack Obama was largely a methodological gimmick.
originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: chr0naut
Who called it news?
"F# leftist insanity" is what I believe I called it.
Which it undeniably is.
Would you care to defend it?