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What do blacks have to lose? Let me tell you

What do blacks have to lose? Let me tell you

Speaking to a predominantly white crowd in Dimondale, Mich., recently, Donald Trump asked African Americans: "What do you have to lose by trying something new" like him. "You're living in poverty," he said. "Your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth are unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?"

The short answer is stark: The African American community stands to lose much of the progress we have made in the last 50 years if Donald Trump wins the White House, while the serious problems that we still face will calcify or worsen. As President Barack Obama put it over the weekend, when he told African Americans he would...

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