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Congress Ignoring Jobs Crisis

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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Rev. Jesse Jackson Says Congress Ignoring Jobs Crisis


In a piece on The Huffington Post, the Rev. Jesse Jackson stated that he is concerned that Congress is ignoring the jobs crisis in America. Over 300,000 teachers are facing layoffs this year, and teen unemployment is the highest its been since 1948, when records started being kept.

There is a $1.4 billion bill that can provide 500,000 jobs for the summer, but the bill hasn't even received a vote. This is significant for the African American community, since African American teens face the highest level of unemployment of any particular group, at 38 percent.

WOW, and i believe it to! what you think?



by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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sineado39
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 9:56 PM

I just don't think this is a race issue, its an American issue! Americans all over the country are unemployed, have been for a few years now, and yes our Government as a whole is ignoring all of us!!!

sunshine86912
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:12 PM

 african americans are also less likely to pursure a degree out of high school and that is if they make it through high school!  They have a high drop out rate and as a community we need to change that rate.  You can not get to many jobs without a college degree and almost no job without a high school diploma so that explains why they dont have jobs....

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