African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000

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African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000


https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/heather-long/?utm_term=.873551ebb5ec
By
Heather Long
September 15, 2017 at 5:28 a.m. PDT
African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000.
The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation).
African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Hispanic households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
The uptick in incomes for so many Americans helped lift the overall median U.S. household income to $59,039 last year, the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau. That figure surpassed the previous record set in 1999, during the last period of strong economic growth. Median household income means half of U.S. households earn more and half earn less. It's an important indicator of the health of the middle class.
But the overall trend masks the fact that African Americans, as a group, have not recovered.


Black Americans have struggled for years to move up the economic ladder. They have a harder time finding jobs. Merely having an “African American sounding name” makes an employer less likely to hire someone, a National Bureau of Economic Research study found.



The black unemployment rate is nearly double the white unemployment rate. It's been that way since the Labor Department began keeping track of unemployment by race in the early 1970s. Black Americans also receive substantially lower wages than whites and Asians.
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“Character, talent and insight are evident in individuals from all income classes. But not all individuals get an equal chance to prove their mettle,” said Mary Coleman, senior vice president of Economic Mobility Pathways, a Boston-based nonprofit group.
The Census data also showed that almost 1 in 4 black households lives in poverty. The poverty rate among African Americans (22 percent) is more than double the poverty rate among whites (9 percent).


African Americans have the lowest earnings of any racial group by far. While median household income for African Americans was just over $39,000 last year, it was over $47,000 for Hispanics, over $65,000 for whites and over $81,000 for Asian American households.

Lower incomes make it harder to get by, let alone get ahead. African Americans are much less likely than whites to own homes or invest in the stock market, in part because low wages leave them with limited extra income to save up for a down payment.
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African Americans also are more likely to lack health insurance. The Census released data this week showing that the uninsured rate for the nation overall was 8.8 percent, an all-time low. But it was 10.5 percent for African Americans.
Many books and research papers have delved into why African Americans continue to struggle financially. Williams Rodgers, chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, is one of the scholars who has studied the issue extensively. He co-authored a [URL='http://www.epi.org/publication/black-white-wage-gaps-expand-with-rising-wage-inequality/']report
last year for the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that black-white wage gaps are larger today than they were in 1979.

The study noted that even when African Americans attend college and actively work to expand their skills and networks, they still earn far less than whites with similar educational background. In fact, the wage gap has expanded the most between college educated blacks and whites.
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His conclusion after years of looking at the data and trends? “Wage gaps are growing primarily because of discrimination,” said Rodgers.
The small silver lining in the latest census data is that African American incomes grew nearly 6 percent last year, the most of any racial group, but it's not moving quickly enough to do much to close the vast income gap between African Americans and other groups.
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Mrfreddygoodbud

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Ok so HERE is the real question that should be asked..

if this is the case.. why are these cac males screaming about

them being fuckin victims??

why are THIER suicides rates on the incline...??

and what the hell are beckys screaming about, they dont receive equal pay as their male counter parts.

bitch shut the fuck up, before we started our civil rights movement your movements wasnt shit... yall asses was still
just serving lunch and answering phones. in corporate america..

after civil rights.. doors opened up for beckys and they found themselves go from supervisors, to managers, vp, ceo and board members..

and them hoes still cryin and piggybackin off our struggle..

they gave our benefits to beckys,



as a whole we just moseying along.. like whatever...

LOL

we know change is coming and coming fast.. we feel it..

or at least I do...

just think about it.. we aint make no moves.. and yet its the cac male and women still cryin about being victims....
 

gene cisco

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Such a broad statement... What categorizes as African American? Do they include West indians? Africans? Blacks from other countries from Europe, etc?
Immigrants like Nigerians probably helping the numbers out. All the other groups have the same 'broad statements.' Asians all grouped together. Legal and low-wage illegal hispanics.

It is what it is. How do we fix it is the question.
 

gene cisco

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Unless racism ends in America, this will continue to be a problem. That's the ultimate crux of the issue.
True, but media plays that 'poc' shit and all the 'poc' got bumps but black people. :smh: Especially Asians who have a history of persecution but been eating like hogs after civil rights. They should be required to get a MLK tat.
 

Big Tex

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True, but media plays that 'poc' shit and all the 'poc' got bumps but black people. :smh: Especially Asians who have a history of persecution but been eating like hogs after civil rights. They should be required to get a MLK tat.
Bruh this largely comes from our communities being starved of education. Our schools get the least funding and shittiest schools and over time that has created a cycle which was intended. To break out of this cycle is going to take work. Instead of reparations as a check, we should be demanding more investment in our schools and more scholarships grants for our kids. Asian families haven't been starved of education like we have and they have a culture built around education as a result.

We need the same.

Our goal should be to have the most highly educated community in the country, because we have to be more educated to have equal results. Just look how much more educated Obama had to be than the current idiot in office.

Instead of worrying about Mexicans coming over and taking jobs picking fruit, we need to be getting more of these data science and engineering jobs.
 

xfactor

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An article from the mainstream media that BGOL ballers disagree with? Where are all the posts calling it a lie?

And who was President between those years to send the “African-American” community in reverse economically?
 

Tha Baldavenger

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An article from the mainstream media that BGOL ballers disagree with? Where are all the posts calling it a lie?

And who was President between those years to send the “African-American” community in reverse economically?
Read the article, the primary catalyst was discrimination. Whites were paid more than blacks for similar jobs, and unemployment unfortunately has always been double whites.
 

PJN

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We could be like these various groups of Asians, Latinos and especially Jews. They bond together and provide resources for themselves with little squabbles. They do all this on the low without making a lot of noise and attracting the least attention to what they're doing.
The crabs in a barrel phenomenon is minimal compared to us. We fight among ourselves more than any one group. It's North vs South, it's streets vs squares, ADOS vs generational Black folks, AA vs immigrants, etc along with complacency and sellout coons.
With this kinds of divisions among us, we will remain bottom of the barrel group, always used and disrespected by the others without any repercussions.
 

xfactor

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Hey brother,

That will always be the case in corporate jobs or jobs where whites run the business.

But there are things that can be done to close the economic gap. INCOME =\= WEALTH and the problem is we cannot build wealth.

So, again, who were the Presidents during that time? I can understand if a white president didn’t do much to help but if there was an “African-American” President and the conditions actually regressed? I’m surprised the BGOL militants aren’t calling that person a coon.


Read the article, the primary catalyst was discrimination. Whites were paid more than blacks for similar jobs, and unemployment unfortunately has always been double whites.
 

xfactor

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When have I said Trump has done more for so-called blacks? I don’t expect him to.

I do expect an “African-American” to and he didn’t do shit, hence the regression.

According to XCactor Trump has done more for Blacks I thought we were doing great under Trump? Fucking faggit ass white bitch
 

xfactor

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At this point, most of BGOL over 40 should be ignored because you brothers are too safe.

This is the Hail Mary attempt to finally get some type of relief but where is it? @Soul On Ice made a great point. If the DEMOCRATS gave the so-called black native Americans their reparations, this would be OVER but they can’t because of their racism. But y’all still say “the parties aren’t the same”.

:smh:

Sometimes you gotta ignore certain people. They just want attention. BGOL is changing.
 

roots69

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All Im going to is


h.r. 5736 smith-mundt modernization act 2012

As usual nobody will read the acts/laws!! Since no one what to read the laws were living under Ill say it loud so you can hear it!! THE MEDIA IS ALLOWED TO PUSH FALSE PROPAGANDA onto the citizens of this colony/country/corporation!!! Read the Laws, then again dont read them and enjoy what you recieve!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled PROGRAMMING!!!!
 

xfactor

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The so-called black man and woman are in captivity in our own homeland and these fools can’t see it.

There is a group of people trying to change that narrative now but they are being attacked. It is quite pathetic.

When are we going to understand, were Prisoners of War!!!
 

gene cisco

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Bruh this largely comes from our communities being starved of education. Our schools get the least funding and shittiest schools and over time that has created a cycle which was intended. To break out of this cycle is going to take work. Instead of reparations as a check, we should be demanding more investment in our schools and more scholarships grants for our kids. Asian families haven't been starved of education like we have and they have a culture built around education as a result.

We need the same.

Our goal should be to have the most highly educated community in the country, because we have to be more educated to have equal results. Just look how much more educated Obama had to be than the current idiot in office.

Instead of worrying about Mexicans coming over and taking jobs picking fruit, we need to be getting more of these data science and engineering jobs.
All that starts at home with family planning. Ain't enough family planning. Pouring more money into schools won't fix that. Hasn't yet.

And construction jobs aren't picking fruit. People could be making bread in the jobs illegals undercutting. But hey, if white liberals say there ain't shit to worry about, ain't shit to worry about.
 

roots69

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At this point, most of BGOL over 40 should be ignored because you brothers are too safe.

This is the Hail Mary attempt to finally get some type of relief but where is it? @Soul On Ice made a great point. If the DEMOCRATS gave the so-called black native Americans their reparations, this would be OVER but they can’t because of their racism. But y’all still say “the parties aren’t the same”.

:smh:
Bruh,, They aint listening!! What your saying goes against conditioning, programming and indoctrination!! Sooner or later they will snap outta the illusion/dream/trance!!
 

Big Tex

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All that starts at home with family planning. Ain't enough family planning. Pouring more money into schools won't fix that. Hasn't yet.

And construction jobs aren't picking fruit. People could be making bread in the jobs illegals undercutting. But hey, if white liberals say there ain't shit to worry about, ain't shit to worry about.
There are 480k construction jobs total in the US and 40 million black people. If every single construction job in the country was filled with black people, that would still be less than 2% of our community.

And I have news for you. If those jobs start paying too much, they will let robots do them. So as a people, if we don’t start focusing on jobs of the future and move off all these unskilled laborer jobs, we’re going to be left even further behind.
 

big enos burrnet

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i was kicking with this dude that stays behind my building and he had just lost his mother but the whole time he was
talking he was pissed at his siblings for being broke and couldnt cough up not one dime for her burial..he just didnt
believe they was that broke and had the nerve to ask about a policy he had on her...but then i had to remind him about
on why i stopped dealing with the public when it comes to repairing cars i hated saying it back then but now its alot of broke
black folks here in detroit even at minimal pricing some still couldnt afford 250-300 in repairs then the next thing i know i will
have a lot full of cars not getting worked on because of non or partial payments...this shit is real out here with black folks...most
i dealt with had jobs just fucked up ass priorities or was just simply reckless with money.....
 

TheAlias

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Bruh this largely comes from our communities being starved of education. Our schools get the least funding and shittiest schools and over time that has created a cycle which was intended. To break out of this cycle is going to take work. Instead of reparations as a check, we should be demanding more investment in our schools and more scholarships grants for our kids. Asian families haven't been starved of education like we have and they have a culture built around education as a result.

We need the same.

Our goal should be to have the most highly educated community in the country, because we have to be more educated to have equal results. Just look how much more educated Obama had to be than the current idiot in office.

Instead of worrying about Mexicans coming over and taking jobs picking fruit, we need to be getting more of these data science and engineering jobs.
Post of the year nominee
 

gene cisco

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There are 480k construction jobs total in the US and 40 million black people. If every single construction job in the country was filled with black people, that would still be less than 2% of our community.

And I have news for you. If those jobs start paying too much, they will let robots do them. So as a people, if we don’t start focusing on jobs of the future and move off all these unskilled laborer jobs, we’re going to be left even further behind.
Every bit adds up man. 2 percent here, 2 percent there.

And I agree we need to adapt. The replacements on their hustle hard. We 4th place now and shits getting worse. Just was 2nd place 50 years ago. :smh:
 

TheAlias

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Bruh this largely comes from our communities being starved of education. Our schools get the least funding and shittiest schools and over time that has created a cycle which was intended. To break out of this cycle is going to take work. Instead of reparations as a check, we should be demanding more investment in our schools and more scholarships grants for our kids. Asian families haven't been starved of education like we have and they have a culture built around education as a result.

We need the same.

Our goal should be to have the most highly educated community in the country, because we have to be more educated to have equal results. Just look how much more educated Obama had to be than the current idiot in office.

Instead of worrying about Mexicans coming over and taking jobs picking fruit, we need to be getting more of these data science and engineering jobs.
I've always felt that just getting a reparations check wouldn't bode well for us. However, free schooling, programs for home ownership and assistance for small business ownership can give us the tools to achieve this "American dream" we're all striving for. And not just for one generation, but in perpetuity.
 
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