The browning of America doesn’t hold up in losing job market
Though the unemployment rate among Latinos, compared to blacks, is lower, that it went up at all is troubling. In fact, it was only among adult men and Latinos that the rates went up. Everyone else, adult women (7.4 percent), teenagers (24.6 percent), whites (7.4 percent), and blacks (13.6 percent) had little or no change.
As to be expected, the Romney campaign pounced on the data to reiterate his position that he, instead of Obama, can turn this economy around. Yet, the question has to be asked, For whom and how?
Romney has made it clear that he’s on the side of big business but it’s these very businesses that are laying off their employees. I have to question how Romney will get businesses to hire when he refuses to even tell Donald Trump to stop talking about the Obama birther issue on the campaign trail because, as he told CNBC reporter Carl Quintanilla in a morning interview: “…I don’t go around telling my supporters what they should think or what they should say.”
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