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March 5th, 2013
Sequester racism

Surprise: Congressional Black Caucus says the sequester is an attack on...blacks...

Maybe they should march on the White House since it was Obama's idea to implement it. CBC members says the $85 billion in cuts disproportionately affect blacks and other minorities, in part because they are more likely to work for the government.

California Rep. Barbara Lee says "it will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color who were hit first and worst by the great recession, and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery. Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African Americans."

Delaware Rep. Donna Christensen added that "African Americans are more likely to work in the public sector, where the jobs are going to be cut. We already have the highest unemployment, and will be severely hurt by the reduction in unemployment benefits."

-W&J's Producer

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