Race and Class: Downturn Undermines Black "Middle Class"
Against The Current vol. 139

Miah, Malik

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/03/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13487

Although the historic election of president Barack Obama has led to big cheers in the Black community and society in general, the reality for the vast majority of African Americans is growing uncertainty if not joblessness and poverty. Cities like Detroit, and the Rust Belt in the Midwest, are reeling under the blows of the recession and structural changes, including overseas outsourcing and shifting work to nonunion companies in “right to work” states.

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