Black employment in crisis
One in five African American men, aged 20 years and older, is unemployed, and black teens are jobless at an even higher rate. The National Urban League recently charged the Obama administration needs to do more for black communities than stimulus programs.
- Louis King: President and CEO of Summit Academy OIC, a vocational training organization.
- Deirdre Royster: Associate professor of sociology at New York University. She's author of the book, "Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue Collar Jobs." (2003)