Mayors have little power to change the course of NATIONAL problems of poverty, unemployment and the like.....unlike politicians in Washington who can change national policy.
Here is a clue....black unemployment has risen, along with black poverty. Thus, an intelligent person can deduce from that that many black people were working....but now are not working and that the rate of job losses for blacks is higher than it is for whites which has widened the econmic gap between blacks and whites nationally. This is what the CBC is talking about. The INCREASING rate of black unemployment relative to white unemployment.