#1 Waters: Obama should have mentioned black unemployment in jobs speech
09-09-2011, 12:16 AM
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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said President Obama should have specified the African American community in his address on jobs to Congress Thursday night, similar to how he signaled out veterans and small business owners......"I wanted him to say something about the intolerable rate of unemployment in the African American community..... He didn't quite get there," Waters told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview on CBSNews.com immediately following the speech....... "But he talked about long-term unemployed, he talked about disadvantaged youth......" More than 26 percent of African Americans are currently unemployed or underemployed (meaning they are in part-time jobs...
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