The unemployment rate for black men stands at 17 percent, more than double that of white men. An education gap, criminal records, and racial bias all contribute to problems in the job market, experts say.
" The power that black men seek to get from society was not coming even though they were so called free they did't feel it. Troy has the ability do anything that he wants but society and othet people bring him down and he can't do anything about it."
The victim was walking along a footpath between Loughton station and Roding Gardens at about 10.10pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 when he was grabbed from behind by one man and punched in the face by another.
The man was then pushed into bushes where the two robbers took his bag containing an Apple iPod, headphones, clothing and other small items. They also grabbed a Samsung Galaxy mobile telephone.
The victim, who is in his late 20s, suffered cuts and bruises but did not need hospital treatment after being checked over by paramedics.
The robbers were both described as being black and aged in their 20s. One was about 6ft 2in and of medium build with stubble on his face. He was wearing black or grey woollen gloves and a dark green or black hoodie or coat and dark coloured jeans.
The second man was about 5ft 8in and of smaller build. He was also wearing a hoodie.
Any witnesses or anyone with information about the two men should contact DS Becky Young at Harlow Target Offender Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.