In certainly not breaking news, two new studies have found that it’s hard to be black and a woman in America. According to the National Women’s Law Center analysis of recent jobs data from August 2013 to August 2014. Unemployment for black men has fallen nearly 3 points from 13.4 percent to 10.8 percent. The unemployment rate for black women however? It’s remained stagnant at 10.6 percent.
In more depressing news, the Federal Reserve’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances finds:
While the median white family has a net worth of $134,000, figures drop precipitously for families of color. As of 2013, the median Hispanic family’s worth is $14,000. The median black family has a net worth of $11,000.
Let’s go equality and pulling bootstraps! Sigh.
Team Blackness also discussed Chuck D.’s controversial thoughts on Ray Rice’s actions, why DiGiorno shouldn’t crash discussions on domestic violence, and the irony of a mayor of a “dry” Alabama city getting arrested for drunk driving.