I'm tired. So, here are some things that many public conservatives, including public Black conservatives, do not want you to know:
- Blacks don't consider Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Sr., to be leaders:
8. Which of the following speaks for you most often?
Reverend Al Sharpton,National Action Network
Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D‐CA)
Benjamin Jealous, President&CEO,NAACP
AssistantDemocratic Leader, Congressman James E. Clyburn (D‐SC)
MarcH. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Michael Steele,former Chairman ofthe Republican National Committee
None of the above
- A quote from Tim Scott
And unlike other, more prominent black Republicans — Herman Cain or Ben Carson, for example — Scott isn’t likely to accuse black voters of being enslaved to the Democratic Party.
“That language doesn’t suit me,” Scott says. “It’s really hard to offend someone into changing their minds.”
- Black business creation 2009:
African-Americans and older Americans experience greatest increases in business-creation rates from 2008 to 2009
Entrepreneurship rates by race show that African-Americans experienced the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity between 2008 and 2009. Rising from 0.22 percent in 2008 to 0.27 percent in 2009, the rate was the highest over the 14 years of reported data but remains below other racial groups. In contrast, both Latinos and Asians experienced declines in entrepreneurial activity rates.
Another finding of the study is that the distribution of benefits no longer aligns with the demography of poverty. African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of the poor, receive 14 percent of government benefits, close to their 12 percent population share.
- Black college degree vs. white college degree attainment:
- The out of wedlock birth rate for Black women is falling:
Among unmarried black women, the birth rate dropped 11 percent between 2007 and 2012, to 63 of every 1,000 live births.