CNN’s Don Lemon engaged in an insightful and engaging discussion with an all-black Democratic Congress member panel on Monday night. Lemon sighted hip-hop business mogul and rapper Jay-Z’s commentary on the state of black unemployment not mattering because money doesn’t bring happiness.
With an ever-ready finger on Twitter Donald Trump tweeted in response to Jay-Z’s interview with Van Jones. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
However, Lemon disagreed stating that “We’re talking about it, and also, there’s underemployment as well,” Lemon said. “I want to make it clear, because the president tweeted saying, someone should tell Jay-Z that unemployment among black African-Americans is the lowest rate ever recorded. And most people, sensible people, would look at and would say, thanks, Obama.”
“I would say the rate for black unemployment is almost twice that of white unemployment. That’s the other point nobody talks about,” Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) said.
“So, you have to look at it deeper than just raw numbers because I think that doesn’t tell the whole story,” Kelly added.