The State of Black America Report

Mr. Jacob gave the sixteenth annual State of Black America address, in which he characterized black Americans as being in a… read more

Mr. Jacob gave the sixteenth annual State of Black America address, in which he characterized black Americans as being in a “permanent recession,” and urged the U.S. government to stimulate the economy to promote economic growth among minorities. Blacks, who Mr. Jacob said will fare the worst from a poor economy, need the Bush Administration and Congress' aid in helping the economy, or else class and racial divisions will widen further in American society. Mr. Jacob also urged Congress pass civil rights legislation introduced the previous week, and said that the burden of fighting a war in the Persian Gulf would fall on blacks, Hispanics and women, as nearly half of the members of the armed forces are in these categories. Panel members gave brief remarks following Mr. Jacob’s speech. close

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The State of Black America Report

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Program ID:
15626-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 8, 1991
Last Aired:
Jan 9, 1991

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  • Jan 08, 1991 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 08, 1991 | 4:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 08, 1991 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 1991 | 5:05am EST | C-SPAN 2
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