Skip to comments.Los Angeles 'is a Third World city'
Posted on 04/22/2008 7:44:40 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
Los Angeles is becoming a "Third World city" with immigrants making up half its workforce, says a new study.
A third of immigrants have not graduated from high school and 60 per cent do not speak English fluently, the Migration Policy Institute found.
It said this left immigrants ill-equipped to fill California's fastest-growing occupations, such as computer software engineering and nursing. The organisation added that as the so-called baby boomers reach retirement age, a similar pattern will spread across the US.
Ernesto Cortes Jr, of the Industrial Areas Foundation, a think-tank that specialises on social change, claimed Los Angeles was at a crossroads.
"The question is are we going to be a 21st century city with shared prosperity, or a Third World city with an elite group on top and most on near poverty wages?" he said.
Actually now I’m wondering what’s up with Richmond.
I’ll hand you this round though.
lol, it’s not just Richmond. Most all other major cities in other states have much higher crime per capita than LA does.
You should see cities like St. Louis and many others. Kinda frightening when you see the stats.
It’s really pretty amazing.
Right and the poor houses dont have color tv and ac either.
Could be partly I’m projecting, and what’s bugging me is broader Political Correctness - which as practiced in America today is actually more like ethnic Balkanization.
I live in LA primarily, because I like being around people who aren’t just like me.
More and more, it doesn’t seem those other people, value that mix very much. That’s the change I’m sensing.
It seems like it’s becoming us and them, more every day...
Latest 2006 Crimes per 100,000 People:
|St. Louis, MO||Long Beach, CA||National|
I lived in:
Port Au Prince (Petionville)
Freetown Sierra Leone
Rio De Janiero
Raised in Jackson Mississippi.
I think I have proper credentials for third world cred....you can ping a dozen freepers to check my veracity if you’d like.
Los Angeles is not yet third world but it’s getting close as are other US cities.
Wealth in enclosed guarded pockets or sections and swaths of lawlessness where police presence takes on a militaristic look.
Lack of national cultural cohesiveness and education and language.
By the way....you may be too young to recall but I’m not and not too long ago the typical American City did not have good areas and bad areas. That sorta garbage exploded after the mid 60s and the illegals and illegitimacy epidemics have only been two of many catalyst(s)
but....to sorta take your side....I’d like to know how London compares nowadays to these measurements the Telegraph has....bet it’s pretty close
That's everywhere friend. Unless you can go to the sticks and hide out, where there are no shopping centers, jobs, businesses, towns etc, it's becoming what you said.
I personally have no desire to live really remote, and have to drive 50 miles just to work or do anything.
Are you using Census stats? DOJ?
If you’re still up to it, how about:
The top twenty Liberal cities:
1. Detroit, Michigan
2. Gary, Indiana
3. Berkeley, California
4. Washington, D.C.
5. Oakland, California
6. Inglewood, California
7. Newark, New Jersey
8. Cambridge, Massachusetts
9. San Francisco, California
10. Flint, Michigan
11. Cleveland, Ohio
12. Hartford, Connecticut
13. Paterson, New Jersey
14. Baltimore, Maryland
15. New Haven, Connecticut
16. Seattle, Washington
17. Chicago, Illinois
18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19. Birmingham, Alabama
20. St. Louis, Missouri
List is from here:
Is it ok to ask if there are any predominately white cities that are awash with crime?
Can anyone think of one?
Simply stated, it pleases the Daily Telegraph to point at Los Angeles as a “3rd world city” rather than reveal more dire conditions in parts of the U.K.
Oh it's accurate all right, but it's not like it happened in the last few years. I grew up in LA in the 1960s when it was a normal American city. But in the 1970s, and moreso in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, the city turned into the cesspool it currently is. LA resembles Mexico City more than America -- crowds, crime, grime, graffiti, lazy men on street corners, cheap tinny Mexican music on every street corner.
All because we don't enforce our immigration laws, and because liberals fight common sense enforcement.
LA might still be prosperous but it is like Rio de Janeiro -- wealthy but surrounded by millions of angry peasants.
It was my home but I wouldn't move back there for a million dollars.
One of the reasons why states that don’t border Mexico are becoming so popular with illegal aliens is because those places that were traditional destination points for illegals are for the most part becoming just like Mexico.
The reason the invasion spread from the southwest to all points in America was because there are only so many service jobs and greedy employers in the southwest. They started spreading to all points in search of other lower end jobs, or or labor intensive jobs, and other greedy employers in other states started hiring them by the millions. That's what happened.
In addition to the feds/politicians being paid off and supported by the greedy corporations and business owners that wanted the borders kept wide open. They love illegal low wage labor.
Profits regardless of consequences.
Yeah, jobs is a reason. That’s why I stated that ONE of the reasons why illegals go to other states is because LA is becoming just like Mexico. I’ve arrested hundreds of illegals, perhaps thousands, and I’ve been told by many that their life in LA was not much different than it was in Mexico. When you consider that many illegals are going to a city that has rejected the rule of law, what they say is plausible.
It is true that change is inevitable.
Have the changes to L.A. brought about by Mexicans made the city better or worse?
Thank you for posting the numbers. Reality Check!! And first thing that came to mind after reading your post was DHS’s plan to spend millions and millions to determine who all these imprisoned illegals are and then, in an effort to save $$$, release them with a one-way ticket back to Mexico. The day these murdering, raping thugs are released for deportation without our borders being effectively secured, we will for certain have, IMO, reached a point of no return.
That's what the Guatemalans in this film (1983) said when they got to LA.
It's ultimately a sad film, starting with the characters being exploited by the rich folks in Guatemala.
"Para el rico, somos puro brazo para trabajar."
"To the rich man, we are nothing more than arms to do his work."
On the way to LA, his sister gets typhus from rats and dies. Although he starts to learn English and gets a better job, in the end, in LA he is exploited again.
I was shown that movie while I was in the Border Patrol Academy.
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