The Madeleine Brand Show for August 31, 2011

Job fair in South LA part of push to help unemployed African Americans find work

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding a job fair in South Los Angeles today. It's a chance for job seekers to meet with representatives from dozens of companies. The unemployment rate for African-Americans is 16 percent, twice the rate for whites. Member of the CBC are looking to change that, and some are calling on President Obama to push policies that specifically address black unemployment. Rep. Laura Richardson of South LA (D-37th district) will be at the event today. She tells us what measures she thinks Obama should take to bolster American employment.

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