Chart of the Day
Posted at 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2013
— As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Brad Plumer points out that the ratio of black to white unemployment rate has hardly budged.
Washington Post: “Many of the most overt forms of racial discrimination and bias have faded, but yawning economic gaps have persisted since 1963, and there has been essentially no narrowing of the unemployment gap between blacks and whites. The financial crisis and recession scarred minorities more than any one else.”