Skip to comments.Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years ["Hope and Change" Was Slogan For Idiots!]
Posted on 09/02/2011 8:56:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years
By Annalyn Censky September 2, 2011
The unemployment rate for blacks surged to 16.7% in August, its highest rate since 1984, the Labor Department reported Friday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.
Black unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984, while the unemployment rate for whites fell slightly to 8%, the Labor Department reported.
"This month's numbers continue to bear out that longstanding pattern that minorities have a much more challenging time getting jobs," said Bill Rodgers, chief economist with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.
Black unemployment has been roughly double that of whites since the government started tracking the figures in 1972.
Economists blame a variety of factors. The black workforce is younger than the white workforce, lower numbers of blacks get a college degree and many live in areas of the country that were harder hit by the recession -- all things that could lead to a higher unemployment rate. But even excluding those factors, blacks still are hit with higher joblessness.
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The blame for this can be placed on:
A. Global warming
B. Tea party
E. All of the above
Blacks are beginning to remind me of that one dysfunctional family member that messes everything up for everyone, but for some reason, no one does anything about because of fear of having to be confrontational towards a dysfunctional person.
“..Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program at the Economic Policy Institute. “So I do think the fact of racial discrimination in the labor market continues to play a role..”
Oh I see. But dropping out of school after 6th grade, getting tatoo’s all over your body, sporting Jamaican style hair while holding up your pants when going for an interview and smiling to show your gold lined teeth, all those should set you up to get a great Management job, right Algernon? Oh, I forgot to mention the attitude, sorry. Oh, I forgot to mention the police record, sorry. Oh, I forgot to mention the drug use, sorry. Oh, I forgot to mention all the illegitimate kids, sorry.
There is no racial discrimination today, there is only those who can and those who think they’re entitled to what the others have achieved.
Hope and Change => Suckers!!!
You make some good points - and even the black mayor of Philly recognized just that dynamic recently. We need more of that!
You left out “ Keynesianism,” you know, “Change.” As in “Change is coming to America ! “
I’m not sure what their definition is for the word “Hope.” I guess I’ll have to read The Washington Post to find out.
Of course it is.
Walter Williams has spent years showing that the black family was in much better shape under “Jim Crow,” that blacks were far less involved in crime under “Jim Crow,” that black people were far more likely to be employed under “Jim Crow,” that black people had a superior culture under “Jim Crow,” that black people had made more rapid economic progress under “Jim Crow.”
Why were black people so much more successful - outside of the political realm - under Jim Crow than under Barack Hussein Obama? It is because back then black people looked up to Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver who were Christian conservatives.
Booker T. Washington believed that black people should focus on entrepreneuralism and building a strong moral character. It was his arch enemy W.E.B. DuBois who preached the destructive philosophy of racial chauvinism and black empowerment.
Thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. who the MSM transformed into a demigod, the W.E.B. DuBois philosophy of radical leftism (DuBois later converted to communism and moved to Ghana) triumphed over Booker T. Washington’s philosophy of racial reconciliation and entrepreneuralism.
I grew up near Tuskegee, AL. Booker T. Washington is buried there. He must be rolling in his grave at what Tuskegee has become under generations of failed black leadership by frauds and hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
Tuskegee was one of the few cities in America where blacks and whites had actually created a workable living arrangement.
Sometimes I ride around Alabama and I see schools named after Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. I often find myself wondering what Alabama would be like in the 21st century if the stupidity of the 1960s hadn’t destroyed civilization here.
The radical leftism of the 1960s has lowered the quality of our culture for both races. We have cell phones and computers, but we are morally and culturally inferior to our great-grandfathers.
There weren’t nearly as many black people in prison back then. The government didn’t squander nearly as much money on inefficient uses of taxpayer dollars like the criminal justice system.
Rap music didn’t exist back then. Thugs were not glorified by the media. Black people respected their elders. Black people didn’t give their children stupid ghetto names.
Now, look at them: they live in LBJ’s Great Society in the projects, they are enslaved to Obama’s EBT card, their communities are infested by drugs and violence, there is a black guy in the White House who gives Wall Street a $1.2 trillion dollar bailout.
If I was black, I would be furious. I would be as mad as Cornel West at Barack Hussein Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus.
It’s not the fault of White people. The White people of this country have invested more money and energy trying to help black people over the past fifty years than we put into putting a man on the moon or winning the Second World War.
Who is responsible for creating these unrealistic explanations? Who is responsible for the tragedy that Black America now finds itself in?
Martin Luther King, Jr. and W.E.B. DuBois are responsible. They are the ones who set Black America on this course. It was MLK and DuBois who said that “black power” (Malcolm X had the same message) would solve all the problems of black people.
“Black Power” didn’t work in Haiti, in Ethiopia, in Detroit, in New Orleans, in Zimbabwe, in Congo ... it has never worked anywhere!
The only thing that has ever worked for black people is Christianity and conservatism and common sense ... which is epitomized in Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver and all the good they were able to do for black people when they were the role models.
>> Blacks are beginning to remind me of that one dysfunctional family member that messes everything up for everyone
Let’s not abandon our fellow Black citizens.
so. basically this article is saying more non-blacks are unemployed than blacks
You are not but I am and on both! Yet the media is curiously silent on the destruction of the cultural and social ecosystems that used to support black people...D.P. Moynihan was right but people poo-pooed his report and it has come to pass with tragic clarity all over the world. Liberalism (aka socialism) is an ideology of death and violence but people are too vain and selfish to acknowledge it...
Every year, Charlie Brown would trust Lucy to hold the football while he tried to kick it. And every year, she would pull the football away at the last second and poor Charlie Brown would go flying up in the air and land on his backside.
Charlie Brown never seemed to figure it out.
Fact B: Many of them are hard to work with.
Fact C: Many Employers have learned facts A and B the hard way.
My apologies and extreme sympathy to blacks that do want to work, and are great to work with.
I wonder how that loon feels who went viral on the net proclaiming that Barry was going to pay her mortgage and buy her gasoline. What a gullible ditz.
Who needs 'employment' on Obama's plantation?
This one was on Bush’s watch.
It’s not just the black family; every type of family has suffered since the Great Depression.
Hope. Noun. City in Arkansas. Boyhood home of the first black president: Bill Clinton.
I don't care what Algernon Austin thinks. The fact is, young black men don't want to do what it takes. If they wanted to work, we would not have millions of illegals here. Most of them, with the complicity of their parents, piss away their free educational opportunity. The black males who do graduate high school, as Walter Williams has pointed out, have the equivalent of an eighth grade education.
The vast majority of blacks, with every opportunity, push for every socialist program presented. We would not have Obama's socialized medicine breathing down our necks if it weren't for black Americans. They wanted it, and did not care that they were demanding the enslavement of other Americans. As far as I'm concerned, the day Obama care was voted in was the day blacks lost any right to bitch about slavery.
Here's a relevant story: I used to work at a liquor store managed by a middle-aged woman for for some reason was suspicious of people with beards. One day, against her better judgment, she hired a clerk who wore a beard. "He seems like a good enough guy," she told me. About a month later the guy absconded with the money in the till, never to be seen again. "That's it!" she told me. "I'll never hire another fuzz-face again!"
"Sure it is, Whitey. You helped us wrong!"
Who needs employment when 0bama is going to pay your mortgage and buy your gas.
This is what happens when parasites start killing the host. Some of the parasites have to stop sucking blood.
So well analyzed!
what I am seeing where I am is there are a lot of latino people working and other races have been displaced by this.
I saw a flyer stating that this lack of employment is racist against white people?
(don’t shoot the messenger.)
| Zero jobs in August. It's the great goose egg economy. He really is President Zero. But wait... hang on... there's another speech coming. The health care industry added 30,000 jobs in August.
There once was an unknown man with a new Marxist plan I'll distribute your wealth and give you free health But the debt soon hit the fan
| $2 trillion of QE and 860 billion flushed down the DC crapper - and it got us what?
A lot of new hiring by big government and food-stamp offices!
Zer0's class-warfare tour of 2012 is under way. It's all the Rats have. Saul Alinsky would be so proud.
Zer0 will frame it in the context that Americans see one side not willing to work with the other to move the country forward... Dems good, GOP bad. His 'mother of all recovery spending plans' would have saved or created millions of jobs if only Congress had accepted my proposal. The piss-stream media stooges will all chime in and agree about how we could have seen green shoots if only that evil Tea Party hadn't stopped Zer0's plan.
Then he'll lie about the economy. That's all he's got.
Or maybe another 'only on the bus for an hour a day' road trip!
We much resist! I say we much! He his is one and done.
The annihilation of the Democrat Party in 2012 is so close I can taste it.
Allowing 300,000 illegal alien invaders to get work cards will certainly help the situation.
What, you disagree?
But Oboma insist, surely he would not betray the “Black’s” who overwhelmingly voted him into office based on nothing more than his skin color and empty socialist promises?
I personally would much rather works with non-”Hood” or “Gangsta” people with high melanin content skin than illegal aliens!
It truly baffles me that the alleged “Black Leadership” makes no effort to get our immigration laws enforced.
I was with my brother one time when we were driving into a small town to get to the next tower. It was about 10:30 in the morning, and I was wondering why so many people were out in the streets. When I got to the center of town I realised that me and my brother were the only people that did not fit. I was getting a lot of dirty looks so I asked a young gentleman with a brown bag in his hand what was going on in a town like this when not a holiday. He said: Get out whitey befo we killz your azz. I said okay. We proceeded to drive out. True story.
Frightening! Third World has arrived. White House and on mean streets.
I did a research paper a long time ago that convinced me W.E.B Dubois was really a communist all along but wisely chose to hide it until he was safely out of the country. His unstated plan was to start a race war and then use the inevitable massacre as political leverage against the evil white man. After the untimely death of B.T. Washington, the civil rithts movement became dominated by the Dubois wing culminating in MLK.
It has destroyed White people too.
The White family is now at the point where the black family was in the 1960s. We are in a downward spiral.
Ultimately, the economy is just an extension of a people and their culture, an extension of our souls and our minds, which is reflected in our behavior.
There is nothing that can be done at this point to stop the economy from collapsing. If you rot the foundation of a civilization at its most basic level, the family unit and its religion, eventually the whole damn edifice will come toppling down.
The crisis is far, far worse in Europe than America I am afraid. I can’t imagine what kind of chaos these nations like Greece and Spain and Italy are about to plunge into.
The argument between W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington was the most important argument of the 20th century in Black America.
Booker T. believed in racial reconciliation, economic self improvement, and moral uplift - the Japanese version of progress.
OTOH, DuBois believed in black empowerment through identity politics, lawsuits, nursing racial grievances, wealth redistribution, and social equality - the Soviet Union version of progress.
W.E.B. DuBois won the argument, but was overshadowed by Martin Luther King, Jr. who mainstreamed his philosophy in American culture.
After MLK, Booker T. Washington became an Uncle Tom, a race traitor, a groveling segregationist fool, etc. Increasingly, he had been forgotten because the federal government had been so successful in disguising its social engineering.
Here is the statue of Booker T. in Tuskegee:
Have you ever read his book Up From Slavery? In this statue, Booker T. shows the former slave that the road to freedom and independence is through developing a strong moral character, through developing practical entrepreneurial skills, through reconciling with White people, through living a Christian life.
Over 100 years later, black people are enslaved again to the welfare state and the government job, and find themselves totally helpless under the first black president who bailed out Wall Street with over a trillion dollars.
Al Sharpton is on television, but black people have lost 87 percent of their net worth in three years! Can you believe it?
The fact is, Booker T. and George Washington Carver were widely respected in Alabama, even in the Jim Crow South. People here liked Carver and respected him because he was a scientist who did useful things.
Does anyone respect Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson?
One large electronics recycling company I used to work for east coast’s facility believed that if enough are hired and fired, a business can run.
I was one of three white guys there and probably one of two that wasn’t a jerk or whatever. To make a long story short, all that got me was driven off the very job I was strung along for since I was the only one with said qualifications. The guy who replaced me with another favorite the AA (two faced) manager hired lasted 4 or 5 months with one fired for stealing.
I’m not sure if I would believe the charge considering the veractity factor of managers company wide. A prime example would be the head of internet sales telling me as policy to press capacitors down and clean them up and mark as fixed. Then said units were sold to unsuspecting Ebay customers.
Amen...we are much more morally inferior than 40 years ago.
Post #4: VERY WELL SAID!
Thank you for your comments (Post #9). I PROUDLY served on the submarine named after a great black man GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.
Speaking as a person who spends more than their fair share of time on the street, 80% of blacks are staunch defenders, quoting “since government and white corporations are white controlled, what can he do, and if he does anything for ‘his people’ with whites in control he has to bend a few rules” and “of course he can’t make headway with the white racist Tea Party sabotaging everything he does” I hear over and over ad nauseaum like flocks of ethnic parrots. Now the word is “We HAVE to support Obama because if he loses the election, the racist republicans will put him in prison for trying to help the black man.”
The 20% who refuse to talk about Obama, I suppose have doubts they do not vocalize. In my area a black teacher who supported a Republican candidate by putting his campaign sign on her lawn, had her car destroyed with a gasoline bomb and her home vandalized within 24hrs.
The population labeled “Black” does not vote in lockstep, but there is extreme pressure on them to do so. Those who break out from that coercion are heroic regardless of their political leaning.
The black caucus must think Obama is in the TeaParty becasue they will blame the TP.
Economists blame a variety of factors.Where did I hear that before I just can’t place my finger on it?. /s
1. College: less blacks as a percentage earn college degrees than whites, but even of those blacks who do earn a college or university degree, what do they study?
2. Victim hood: how many blacks approach life as one big anger-fest, and who wants to hire that individual? Countless black "churches", politicians, and organizations do nothing productive. All they do is incite hate and sell anger - and there are plenty of black customers who buy it.
3. Affirmative Action: because of Govt mandated quotas, blacks receive special treatment in college admission and job placement - even in areas where they do not qualify or can compete. How many blacks are given scholarships in engineering, but learn the curriculum is beyond their ability? These students may have been better suited to something else, but were lied to by the very colleges and universities that were supposed to help them.
Then let them act like citizens and not mooches.