Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again – expecting different results. The question is, are African Americans as a people insane? It is a legitimate question, and one that deserves an answer. As a result of the 2008 Great Recession, the African American(AA) unemployment rate rose and topped out in March of 2010 at 16.8 percent. It has since dropped to 8.3 percent in December of 2015, the lowest level since the start of the Great Recession. The AA community was the worst affected worker group in the country when it came to unemployment during the Great Recession and that continues to be the situation today. In reality, the black unemployment rate topped out at 30.0 percent and not 16.8 percent. You see, this administration has been understating the national and African American unemployment rates for the last eight years and the 16.8 percent is an understated rate. The 30.0 percent rate of unemployment placed the black population in the category of having experienced a Great Depression versus a Great Recession, as the rate of unemployment during the Great Depression of the 1930’s reached 25.0 percent. Here is the link where the issue of understated unemployment rates was dealt with factually. Unlike the majority white population, who turned against traditional politicians, because they felt traditional politicians were complicit in the causes leading up to the Great Recession and its fallout; African Americans have continued to embrace traditional politicians. As a result of largely white support and their determination to go a different route, in both of the major parties, the candidacies of Senator Bernie Sanders for president on the Democratic Party side and Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman on the Republican Party side sprung up and gained momentum. Whites in reacting to what they observed to be the undue influence of to much money in politics which led to traditional politicians adopting policies that resulted in the rich getting richer and the poor of this vast country of ours getting poorer, chose a non-traditional path. It is largely due to the activities and the determination of these white voters that the issue of money in politics is now on the front burner. Nevertheless, on the Democratic side, due in part to largely black support, the traditional candidacy of Secretary Hillary Clinton appears to be a successful done deal. And there in lies the point of this article. Mrs. Clinton has said that “she will continue the practices” of this current administration. For African Americans, that means she will continue the harmful practice of understating national and black unemployment rates, even as black unemployment rates increase, yet again. The current administration came into office understating the African American unemployment rate, and indeed the national unemployment rate. In reality, when category U-6 is used, the black rate of unemployment clocks in at 18.0 percent and the national rate at 9.8 percent (click on the link above regarding understated unemployment rates). These rates are high, especially when you look at 17 to 19 year old African Americans whose true rate of unemployment is 50.0 percent, based on category U-6. Of course, understating the unemployment rates damages African Americans way more than it damages whites or any other worker groups simply because the black unemployment rate is so much higher than any other worker group.