The Changing Face of America
While the African-American and Latino communities
are growing, our fight for civil rights and equality
is far from over.
Even as job creation continues to pick up, the unemployment rate for African Americans has exceeded 10 percent since 2008. It now stands at 13 percent. The rate for Latinos also outpaces the national average at 10.3 percent. The high school dropout rate is also highest in these communities. It's ironic that the Census Bureau released this historic data on May 17, exactly 58 years after Thurgood Marshall won the landmark Supreme Court ruling that decreed an end to "separate but equal" segregation in our nation's schools.