“The African American jobless rate
is about twice that of whites, a
disparity that has barely budged
since the government began
tracking the data in 1972.”
“Discrimination has long been
seen as the primary reason for
this disparity, which is evident
among workers from
engineers to laborers.”
Fletcher, M. (2012, December 12). Black jobless rate is twice that of whites. The Washington Post.
Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com.
Source: Department of Labor. Data retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/data/
unemployment rate in 2011
7.9% for Whites, and 11.5%
“Historically, Blacks have had persistently
higher unemployment rates than the other
major racial and ethnic groups.”
Dept. of Labor. (2012). The African-American Labor In The Recovery (pg. 2). Retrieved from
Unemployment Rate for Blacks, Hispanics & Whites
(Seasonally Adjusted Bureau of Labor Data, January 2007-January 2012)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey-Chart I. Chart retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/data/
Porter v Natsios
employee, passed over for
three (3) jobs. When
applying for one job
PERFECT SCORE, “at
which point agency
cancelled the vacancy
Jury found retaliation was a motivating factor
in denying promotions to Black employee.
Retrieved from caselaw.findlaw.com Case-414 F. 3d 13
Jarvis v Astrue
Black male employee
scored highest of five
applicants at 97 points.
Agency gave the job to
white employee who was
a part of a three way tie
for last place with 70
Case No. 1:05-cv-02950-CCB
Blacks Have A
Getting A Job
Retrieved from http://www.ny1.com/
Pager, D. (2008, August 9). Study: Black man and white felon-same chances for hire.
Anderson Cooper 360. Retrieved from http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/
“Whites with a
fared just as well, if
not better, than a
with a clean
(Grogan, et. al. vs. Holder
Pager, D. (2008, August 9). Study: Black man and white felon-same chances for hire. Anderson
Cooper 360. Retrieved from http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/
According to the
government, the overall
rate is 12%. But for
younger black voters, a
critical Obama support
block, the rate is a
staggering 21.4%. And
for Hispanic youth
voters it is 13.4%.
Bedard, P. (2012, November 2). Youth unemployment rate. The Washington Examiner. Retrieved from
youth wait in
long lines for jobs.
Picture taken by C4C Founder-April 6, 2012. (Washington DC)
“In the past
decade, the number
of black workers
with a college
to a fifth among
Dept. of Labor. (2012). The African-American Labor In The Recovery (pg. 1). Retrieved from
In the Federal sector
“Minorities have lower
pay grade even after
RACIAL GAP IN UNEMPLOYMENT
DEFIES EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT.
Unemployment Rate for Blacks & Whites aged 25+ Educational Attainment, 2011 Annual Average
Source: Department of Labor: The African American Labor Force In the Recovery, Chart 3, ( pg. 4)
Dept. of Labor. (2012). The AfricanAmerican Labor In The Recovery (pg.
1). Retrieved from
In 2011, African Americans with at least
a bachelor’s degree had a 7.1% jobless
rate, while the white rate was 3.9%.
are higher than those
for Whites at every
"And all of the growth in the past
30 years, we see it slipping away.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson
High numbers of
is a “cry for help,”
due to systematic
racism and a failure
to enforce the law.”
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Source: The Daily Caller. ( 2011, May 16)
“Our nation’s largest
employer, the federal
government, fails to
It also fails to create targeted initiatives to
effectively address disparities in Black
employment which it has done for other
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C)
Over 150 “RACE”(Black)based employment class
actions were filed against
federal agencies (e.g.
, Marshal Service) over
the last ten years.
Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Freedom of Information response to The Coalition For Change, Inc. C4C
“Despite high Black unemployment
the federal sector uses civilian labor
force employment statistics as a
recruitment “benchmark” for hiring.
Hence, many qualified Blacks that
have been historically shut out of
private sector jobs are shut out of
public sector jobs.”
Reference: Office of Personnel-Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program Report, 2011
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