Your unemployment crisis is breaking news when it hits 8.2%? Tell me what that level of economic security is like.

The chart to the right is one that I made a while back about the whitewashing of the “wage gap” as it is commonly talked about in the u.s. The stats used are:

1980:

  • White women 6.5%
  • Black women 14.0%
  • Latina women 10.7%
  • White men 6.1%
  • Black men 14.5%
  • Latino men 9.7%
  • Overall 7.1%

1990:

  • White women 4.7%
  • Black women 10.9%
  • Latina women 8.4%
  • White men 4.9%
  • Black men 11.9%
  • Latino men 8.0%
  • Overall 5.6%

2000:

  • White women 3.6%
  • Black women 7.1%
  • Latina women 6.8%
  • White men 3.4%
  • Black men 8.0%
  • Latino men 5.0%
  • Overall 4.0%

2010:

  • White women 7.7%
  • Black women 13.8%
  • Latina women 12.3%
  • White men 9.6%
  • Black men 18.4%
  • Latino men 12.7%
  • Overall 9.6%

Note that these are conservative counts by the u.s. Dept. of Labor.

So this is breaking news to whom?

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