Race and unemployment
A new report indicates that the Twin Cities has the second highest rate of black unemployment among large metropolitan areas in the U.S, and that blacks in the Twin Cities are more than three times as likely to be unemployed as whites. While the recession has played a role, some say the study confirms what they have long witnessed.
- Algernon Austin: Director of the race, ethnicity and the economy program at the Economic Policy Institute.
- Myron Orfield: Professor of law and executive director for the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota.
- Gary Cunningham: Vice president of programs and chief program officer with the Northwest Area Foundation.
- Mike Christenson: Director of the department of Community Planning and Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis.
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