Black Middle Class

As the sluggish American economy continues to limp forward, many Black Americans from the public sector are getting pink slips. These layoffs are eroding much of what is left of the Black middle class.  A recent article in The New York Times says: “Jobless rates among blacks have consistently been about double those of whites. […]

Critics of the Black middle class have long chastised its members for abandoning urban communities for more affluent suburbs, leaving working class and poor Blacks with few advocates and little political clout to transcend the conditions of the “ghetto.” The Black middle class says otherwise. According to its members, this particular segment of Blacks is not […]

WASHINGTON D.C. — Recent data acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that African Americans making more than $75,000 a year still live in poorer neighborhoods than white people who make much less money. USA Today reports: The average affluent black and Hispanic household — defined in the study as earning more than $75,000 a […]