What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: The Continuing Scandal of African-American Joblessness

Source: Andy Kroll, New Labor Forum, Vol. 21 no. 1, Winter 2012
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Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. In a car, you can zip in bare moments from northwest District of Columbia, its streets lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, its inhabitants sporting one of the nation’s lowest jobless rates, to Anacostia, a mostly forgotten neighborhood in southeastern D.C. with one of the highest unemployment rates anywhere in America. Or, if you happen to be jobless…

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