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For People of Color, Paul Ryan May Be Even Worse Than Romney

For progressives and people of color, it’s hard to imagine a worse choice. Romney and Ryan may make a telegenic pair, but the reality of their policies and philosophies is downright ugly.

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What will ensue is yet another argument over whether people of color and the working poor are to blame for the current economic catastrophe.

At the heart of the discussion, will be a drive to reduce government spending. Yet these very cuts in government spending are a leading reason why we remain mired in the worst recession in almost 100 years, and is why black unemployment is off the charts.

Romney and Ryan’s proposals will almost certainly fail to turn the economy around. In fact, their policies will only exacerbate the crisis and inflame it.



Imara Jones writes about economic justice for Colorlines.com

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