Fact Check: Black Americans Aren't In The 'Worst Shape' Ever
When Donald Trump says black America doesn't have anything to lose, he's wrong.By Kate Grumke | October 9, 2016
During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump said, "You go into the inner cities and you see, it's 45 percent poverty. African Americans now 45 percent poverty in the inner cities. The education is a disaster. Jobs are essentially nonexistent. ... What do you have to lose? It can't get any worse."
African-Americans are doing a lot better now than at other points in history. Of course, that's a low bar.
Black unemployment is at one of its lowest points in decades. It's only been this low a few times since the '70s, and it fluctuates with the economy.