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How Our Current Immigration System Impedes Black Progress

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This is a time bomb for the African-American community:

    Over the last 15 years, teen employment rates have collapsed, from 45 percent in 1999 to 27 percent in 2013. Among black Americans, the rate dropped from 27 percent to 17 percent. The availability of cheap immigrant labor—while not the only cause—has contributed to this trend. Fewer job opportunities for black youth mean fewer legal sources of income as well as the loss of valuable experiences and habits of work that paid employment provides.

    The trend’s long-term effect on black men has been damaging. Based on the 2010 census, economists Derek Neal and Armin Rick estimated that 78 percent of 25–29 year-old white males were employed compared with 57 percent of black males. The figures are worse for less-educated black men. Only a quarter of black men without a high school diploma were employed, while almost one-third were incarcerated. More black men with a GED and no additional education were incarcerated than legally employed. These two less-educated groups comprise almost 25 percent of all black males in this age bracket. While I have argued elsewhere that a more important cause of this joblessness is the chaotic and often abusive homes in which many disadvantaged black youth live, black employment is also adversely affected by our current immigration policies, which allow vast numbers of low-skill newcomers to enter our economy.

    How Our Current Immigration System Impedes Black Progress by Robert Cherry, City Journal July 22, 2015
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Let me wrap this one up early, and we can call it a day. It is the white devil's fault.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Bill Clinton. ... Wait for it.
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Then weed.
    Huggy and YankeeFan like this.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Then Peaches Geldof.
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    It's a conservative idea.
    doctorquant likes this.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Damn. And I thought the really smart legislators in Georgia, Alabama and Arizona (who, of course, wanted nothing more than to watch out for struggling black people) had this problem solved 4-5 years ago when they added those tough new laws to protect against work going to illegal immigrants.
    Baron Scicluna likes this.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If our curent immigration policies allow vast numbers of low-skill newcomers to enter our economy, why are so many people coming illegally? Are they forgetting to pass GO or something at the border?
  9. Doom and gloom

    Doom and gloom Active Member

    No one sees this?
    I guess the magical beans boy Obama will just sling his appleseeds and create vast new industry - oh wait, it's called the $17 an hour McDonalds checker.

    (Editor's note: Before someone goes into hysterics over the use of boy, note the tie to "appleseed" as in young Johnny. And please go find something else to be offended by. Oh and if you believe $17 an hour McDonalds jobs is the answer, you might as well really get into Johnny Appleseed like tales.)
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    The man who was called Johnny Appleseed earned his fame for work he did long after he was a boy.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Johnny Appleseed never needed a tax cut.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    $17 an hour McDonald's checker may not be answer, but why is it a problem?

    Think McDonald's will have to close?

    (Ace's note: You know, if you type something that is stupid and offensive, you can remove it instead of adding a note explaining why it's not offensive.)
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