Skip to comments.Los Angeles Is a Third World City
Posted on 04/26/2008 9:17:42 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
A third of immigrants have not graduated from high school and 60 percent do not speak English fluently, the Migration Policy Institute found. These immigrants make up half the Los Angeles workforce. It said this left immigrants ill-equipped to fill California's fastest-growing occupations. The organization said that as the so-called baby boomers reach retirement age, a similar pattern will spread across the U.S. Ernesto Cortes, of the Industrial Area Foundation, a think-tank that specializes on social change said "The question is are we going to be a 21st century city or a Third World city with an elite group on top and most of the city on near poverty wages?" The U.S. Census Bureau last year predicted that by 2050, minorities will account for half the residents across America. In 2000, according to the Census Bureau, whites were in a minority in 262 counties, up from 183 in 1990. Nationally, the number of minorities topped 100 million for the first time in 2006.
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The metaphor is no more adept than it was the last time this article was posted as a thread.
If you want a snapshot of the future of CA, look to the makeup of the 6 million+ schoolkids currently in K-12 grades. I doubt a less than desirable future for CA can be avoided.
They can't even read or write in Spanish.
“The question is are we going to be a 21st century city or a Third World city with an elite group on top and most of the city on near poverty wages?”
Or......in other words........are we going to be just like Mexico?
A very cogent observation. The people want illegal immigration stopped. Politicians of both parties do not. Politicians see the illegal invasion as an opportunity to expand the social welfare state and any expansion of that sector is an expansion of their political power. Just because the expansion is funded on more debt makes no difference to them, government stopped expanding programs with anything than more debt a long long time ago.
“as the so-called baby boomers reach retirement age”....
they are realizing they may have to work until they die!
This immigration mess is an inevitable byproduct of two factors: (1) the Kennedy brothers’ immigration law of 1965 and (2) the failure to secure the border with Mexico. Neither is mentioned in the article. I wonder why.
Wow, Maria S was very beautiful with a little meat on her bones!
And not enforcing the laws of the 86 Amnesty
The future history books might rename it “Fort Sumter”.
Yes, Schwarzenegger is an immigrant but you can’t say he is “third world.”
Los Angeles Is a Third World City, and so are New Orleans, Miami, and New York.
Los Angeles Is a Third World City...
jorge bush’s legacy and juan mccaian and all lib/dem’s plans for the future of the USA!!!
La-La land is not quite there yet, but it is certainly well on the way.
I need not mean to imply the Arnold was third world or even that he was an immigrant. But that Gov. Schwarzenegger had long ago married a Kennedy. I was replying to the poster who linked to the Kennedy brothers’ immigration bill of 1965.
Sorry for confusion.
I don’t know that I would call L.A. a third world type of place but according to the U.S. Census Mississippi has the lowest per capita income of any state and L.A.’s per capita income was a few hundred dollars below even Mississippi’s .
Since metaphors can’t be “adept” (see #2) I’d say L.A. should ask Mississippi how they do so well.
(Maybe he meant “apt” or “apropos”)