The Black to the Futures Action Fund released on Thursday the findings of its year-long temperature check poll, which shows that Black America is most concerned with the state of the U.S. economy.
Activist and study organizer Alicia Garza, of the Black to the Future Action Fund, told theGrio, “The number one issue for Black people in America is economics.”
Garza told theGrio that the goal of the study is to provide the Biden-Harris administration, elected officials and midterm campaigns with irrefutable data to address the needs of the Black community.
Deborah Scott, CEO of Georgia Stand Up, told theGrio that the survey shows that the Biden administration’s low approval rating is due in part to the rise in inflation, including “gas prices and affordable housing.”
When it comes to an answer to the question if we are in a recession, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, told theGrio, “It is premature to saber rattle about a recession — inflation just like unemployment impacts Black people he stated there are areas of concern.