“Algernon Austin, an economist for the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC, crunched data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that blacks with the same level of education as whites have consistently lower employment levels. It doesn’t matter whether you compare high-school dropouts or workers with graduate degrees, whites are still more likely to have a job than blacks. Degrees be damned.”

Source: Andy Kroll. ” What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Jobs.” The Nation. July 5, 2011. https://www.thenation.com/article/what-we-dont-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-jobs/.

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