Monday, February 22, 2010
"The claim that the black poverty in the United States has hardly budged since the 1960s is wrong. The black poverty rate was between 32%-39% in the late 1960s. It is now 'only' 25%, and was in the low 20s in the late 1990s to early 2001. Far too many black conservatives and black liberals have an investment in putting more doom and gloom in Black America's statistics than actually exists, so suit their respective agendas. While I concur that Black America has its challenges, this doom & gloom focus must be resisted."