Even before the nation-wide demonstrations that have racked the nation and led to arrests in 17 cities, over the wrongful death at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman of George Floyd, the situation of African-Americans in this country was cratering because of the pandemic and its associated economic Depression.Some of the anger we see in US cities is a revolution of rising expectations. African-Americans were just beginning to experience some wage growth in recent years. That has just been wiped out. 1. Black unemployment has risen to over 16 percent.2. The Black middle class is being hollowed out, with hundreds of thousands of businesses going under.3. Covid-19 has hit African-Americans twice as hard as other groups.