Bsi 2,060.76 -8.27 -.4%
Not only does swine flu affect blacks more than whites, the CDC says it kills more of us than other racial groups, too. Ugh.
What'd we ever do to you?
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) 19.59 +2.55 +13.02%
It's been a tough year for the increasingly marginalized and unnecessary interest group. Still chalk one up in their column as the caucus used a walkout and threat of not supporting new regulations on banks to get money from the financial rescue fund earmarked for African-American communities.
Black Political Clout (BPC) 11.4 -3.31 -22.5%
If the election in Atlanta shows us anything it's that, at least for African-Americans, there's not much of a future in politics based on racial identity only -- this despite the CBC's success.