5 Ways The Sequestration Cuts Are Bad For Black People

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4.  Cuts to critical medical research put patients at risk. The National Institutes of Health would lose $1.5 billion in medical research funding, meaning fewer research projects would be aimed at finding treatments and cures for diseases such as cancer and diabetes—both of which are among the leading causes of death for African Americans.

5. 10.5 percent of Latinos and a staggering 13.8 percent of Blacks are unemployed, compared to only 7 percent of Whites. Extended federal unemployment benefits remain vulnerable under sequestration, and the long-term unemployed—those out of work and searching for a new job for at least six months—could lose almost 10 percent of their weekly jobless benefits if the sequester cuts go into effect next week.

And there’s even more ways people of color would be affected, check out the full list.

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