Even relatively low Black unemployment rates, like the 5.2 percent rate in Tennessee, are far higher than the highest white unemployment numbers.
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“The people of Maine supported the ballot measure by a substantial margin, in both urban and rural areas across the state. They have spoken. There is no excuse for the foot dragging that continues."
As Tuesday’s primaries showed, a few candidates might ascend in a system stacked against them, but many more are left behind. Underserved populations lose when financial barriers limit their choices at the ballot, because the people who represent their priorities are effectively shut out of the political process.
Supposedly, the goal of so-called sheltered workshops is to train people with disabilities to work in integrated settings, earning typical wages. But that is rarely what happens.
The uninsured rate in the United States would plummet by 24-26 percent if Medicaid were expanded in every state, according to a report released this week.
Advocates warn the consequences will be dire if the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene.