Romney Aide Cites Education as Factor in Combating Black Unemployment

During the Republican National Convention this week, The Root spoke to Jonathan Burks, deputy policy director for Mitt Romney’s campaign. In a wide-ranging interview, “Romney Adviser on Medicare, Job Crisis,” Burks talked about the need for “better education” and other factors contributing to joblessness among African-Americans.


“You’ve got to address [unemployment] through education; you’ve got to address it through fair employment laws, but, at the end of the day, you’ve got to expand the economy so that there are more jobs, period,” Burks told The Root.


“I think the number-one issue for African-Americans, as it is for every American, is jobs and the economy. I mean, the African-American community has been hurt worst in the recession and the lackluster recovery,” he said.


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