Carter: MLK Would Be Disappointed in Black Unemployment Under Obama

Carter: MLK Would Be Disappointed in Black Unemployment Under Obama

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke on Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and suggested King would be greatly disappointed in the black unemployment rate under President Barack Obama. 

“I think we know how Martin Luther King would have reacted to unemployment among black people being twice that of white people,” Carter said. He suggested King would also be disappointed with U.S. drone strikes, the lack of D.C. voting rights, voter ID laws, and the black incarceration rate. 

As Breitbart News reported, a recent Pew report found that “though black unemployment, at the end of the Bush administration, had broken a long-held pattern of being twice that of white unemployment, it has returned to its former trend under President Barack Obama.” The black unemployment rate is currently at 13.4% while the white unemployment rate is at 6.7%. 

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