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BET Founder: ‘This Country Would Never Tolerate White Unemployment at 14 or 15 Percent’
CNSnews ^ | March 29, 013 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 03/30/2013 7:21:12 AM PDT by yoe

Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson said Tuesday that the nation would “never tolerate white unemployment at 14 or 15 percent” and yet unemployment for the black community has been double that of white Americans for over 50 years.

“This country would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent. No one would ever stay in office at 14 or 15 percent unemployment in this nation, but we’ve had that double unemployment for over 50 years,” Johnson said while speaking at the National Press Club about the gap between whites and blacks in America.

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Inner city government housing, gangs, one or no parent homes, early drop out from school....for starters. Maybe folks hiring for jobs look for a normal dress style and qualified people applying. You can't expect an employer to hire just because of race....most people hire Americans, not African-Americans; Hispanic-Americans; Italian-Americans etc....get rid of the hyphen and the shoulder chip...hire qualified Americans.
1 posted on 03/30/2013 7:21:12 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Actually its probably close to that now.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 7:22:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Right you are. However, I think if Americans knew this, white, black, yellow, orange. it don’t matter. they would be pissed off.

I know I am.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:14 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: yoe
I do not remember which black leader said it, but during the first Obama term, one of them said "blacks in America would've never tolerated this level of black unemployment during the Bush years, why do we tolerate it now?"

That's not an exact quote, but it's darn close. Wish I could remember who said it....

4 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: yoe
What does it say about Obama that he tolerates high black unemployment -- and they love him for it. Low expectations, free government money, phones, etc.

Race issues? Spare me. They need to fix their culture.

5 posted on 03/30/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: yoe

DUMMY!

Disregard all the phoney “out of the workforce”, “disabled”, and “extended” unemployed—and it is well above that figure AND GETTING WORSE.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:00 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: yoe

Maybe if Mr BET and his fellow Black Racists would stop blaming Whites, and took responsibility for the way American Bkacks are conducting themselves....things just may improve.

So many rules and laws benefit Blacks over Whites today....and still the problems.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: yoe

First, average unemployment is above 15% and they reelected Obama, so yes they would tolerate it.

Second, real black unemployment is around 30% and they voted for Obama by greater than 100% in the hardest hit areas.

So Mr. BET, don’t tell us that black unemployment is a problem that won’t be tolerated.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: yoe

We wouldn’t vote over and over again for the politicians that got us there.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:47 AM PDT by tiki
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To: yoe

Well, they certainly seem to be their own worst enemy...their plight has gotten worse not better, the more power they wield. Too bad the idiot at BET refuses to look in the mirror.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Actually its probably close to that now.”

This country forces affirmative action policies (under threat of lawsuits and government requirements for contracts and agencies) that practically guarantee a white unemployment rate much higher than that; the white middle class is in the crosshairs of government policy, and is disappearing as a result. The demographic nightmare unfolding (not down the road, but NOW) is a result of those policies; barriers to higher education and access to jobs has ensured that whites would stop marrying/breeding, and any stroll past a schoolyard will show the impact.

This country is determined to push white unemployment above 15%.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 7:27:29 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: yoe

So, deal with the impediment to first-time workers entering the workforce, lower or eliminate the “minimum wage”.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 7:27:35 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: yoe

Given that the white population in this country is much larger than the black population, I’d say he’s right. 15 percent white unemployment would spell employment disaster for those in smaller ethnic groups.

Of course, he’s right for the wrong reason, but that’s another story.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: yoe

So when is this Democrat Slave going to wake the hell up and vote Republican? It isn’t the GOP that has kept them in chains all these years.
Funny, you never hear a GOP Legislator say that, but Joe Biden has no trouble characterizing the GOP that way!

Where’s the GOP Leadership in this vast power vacuum?


14 posted on 03/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Flintlock

“Disregard all the phoney “out of the workforce”, “disabled”, and “extended” unemployed—and it is well above that figure AND GETTING WORSE.”

Absolutely, and you can see the impact economically and demographically. Blacks themselves are voting for the people most determined to import the Hispanics to replace them.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: yoe

Black America seems fine with it since 98% voted for it.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 7:29:27 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: yoe

Blame your black President, racist.


17 posted on 03/30/2013 7:29:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yoe

When I was at the unemployment center I saw two clean, articulate (if Biden can say it and not get called racist, I can) black teenage boys. They had plastic combs stuck in their hair, with handles hanging out like rudders. They wore neat looking clothing, but the pants were way low and both were holding them up with one hand. The one kid says, “I can’t understand it. I’ve applied just about everywhere and nobody will hire me.” The other kid allowed that he had also. I wanted to say two things. One, do you have any skills worth the minimum wage? Probably not, but that’s most likely not their fault. Two, who would hire somebody who must hold his pants up with one hand all the time? I’d be willing to hire somebody with one hand, but you just look stupid and handicapping yourself for the sake of style speaks of a mentality that won’t do well in the workplace. No potential employer is going to tell them that. They need somebody they respect in the community (a father, maybe?) take them aside and ask them to view themselves through a potential employer’s eyes.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 7:30:22 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cripplecreek
It would seem to me that the first course of action these folks should consider is perhaps their political affiliations. Did I read somewhere that for fifty years or so.... black unemployment has been rising more than white unemployment? Just who is it that these folks have been putting their trust in for fifty years......or so?

Maybe they should change parties? Duh!

20 posted on 03/30/2013 7:30:29 AM PDT by Diego1618 ( Put "Ron" on the rock!)
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To: yoe

Doesn’t matter what the country tolerates.

It’s what you and yours tolerate, Mr. BET founder.

You vote for democrats all the time no matter what, and all they do is hurt you.

You tolerate your own poverty pimps getting rich off of you while you suffer.

Want something different? Then try something different.

Painting with the broad brush of generalization, almost every black person is exactly like every other black person that I have ever met.

Yeah, these a very few that are different, but not enough to matter in the big picture, not even close.

So blame yourselves. This white person never did anything to you and can do nothing to save you.

It’s on you.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 7:31:31 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: yoe
I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united -- we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.

Ronald Reagan 1980 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address delivered 17 July 1980, Detroit, MI
22 posted on 03/30/2013 7:31:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yoe

The answer is amnesty for illegals.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 7:32:52 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: yoe

I wonder if Ben understands that 95% of them unemployed Blacks give 100% support to the problems and only 50% or so of Whites give that same support. The folks he claims to support are a big part of the problem - they keep believing the lies because it leads to the easier, softer way of leeching off the rest of us. By his reckoning, Dims should be out of power for the next 50 years for what they have done.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s what I was gonna say....

Well, we ARE!


25 posted on 03/30/2013 7:34:54 AM PDT by No!
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Well let see. Blacks voted for 0 bummer over 95% in the past two elections. I say tough. Deal with it, since it looks like your messiah can’t “create” job fo u.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 7:35:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: yoe
Somebody should tell Bob Johnson that black unemployment was at it lowest during the George W. Bush administration, dipping as low as 7% at one point.
27 posted on 03/30/2013 7:36:18 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: School of Rational Thought
The answer is amnesty for illegals

Even that didn't stop 98% of blacks voting for him! So, yeah, they're obviously fine with 14-15% unemployment even though Obama is only half black - he's as much white as he is black.

28 posted on 03/30/2013 7:37:37 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: yoe

All good points. Everything I ever needed to know about the state of black Americans, I learned from Bill Cosby.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: yoe

Hmm. 50 years, huh? What happened 50 years ago that would cause so much black uneployment? Boy I wonder. Could it be . . . the left wing War on Poverty?


30 posted on 03/30/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Gen.Blather

“They had plastic combs stuck in their hair, with handles hanging out like rudders. They wore neat looking clothing, but the pants were way low and both were holding them up with one hand. The one kid says, “I can’t understand it.I’ve applied just about everywhere and nobody will hire me.” The other kid allowed that he had also.”

Now whites with tattoos on their faces & necks, and piercings in their noses and eyebrows, are having the same experience; we have successfully lowered expectations everywhere. Hooray /s


31 posted on 03/30/2013 7:40:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: yoe

He’s a coward. Black unemployment isn’t any higher now than before the election. Courage would have been to challenge 0bama on it back then.

Don’t whine now about sleeping in the bed you helped make.


32 posted on 03/30/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: yoe
No one would ever stay in office at 14 or 15 percent unemployment in this nation

Yeah, so you re-elected President Fairness. He wants the whole nation at 15% unemployment.

33 posted on 03/30/2013 7:44:35 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: yoe
Young blacks and young whites - fresh out of high school or college are generally poor.

The difference is whites will start the process of investing fairly young - buying a house they can afford - living within their means - waiting to get married until they can afford to support themselves, driving older cars they can afford... etc.

Studies have shown blacks making the EXACT income as whites will be worth LESS at every age - their net worth much lower... the willingness to delay gratification is one of the cultural factors.

And jobs? Jobs aren't 'given' to people - the head of BET must know that - jobs are 'earned' on a daily basis... The only place jobs are 'given' is government - and government has overwhelmingly large numbers of blacks - in comparison to population.

Here's the solution for blacks: study, graduate, get a job, get married, have children, live within your means, save money, and invest YOUR OWN money in YOUR OWN future.

Most black counties in the world, most black cities in the country - are poor because they've got the mindset that someone needs to GIVE them a JOB or GIVE them some money, or GIVE them an education because they DESERVE the same as people who work to get a job, save their own money, and struggle to get an education even in bad schools.. (yes, horrible inner city schools that blacks resent tend to graduate Asian students who go on to college and success - it's NOT just the schools...).

The black cultural mindset is the problem. Until that's changed there's isn't enough stuff to GIVE them that will satisfy them. Not enough tutors, not enough social workers, not enough 'programs', not enough drug counselors, not enough 'breaks' on housing, loans etc. The black community needs to get real - and yeah, the rest of us are getting a little tired of the endless pity party.

34 posted on 03/30/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: tiki

Yeah, that’s probably true. But, then again, we wouldn’t vote for the person responsible for keeping it that way either.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: yoe

Paying women to have children.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 7:49:40 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: yoe

Idiot moron Johnson. I guarantee this man votes/voted for every democrat in the history of his voting participation. I bet he even campaigned for Obama.


37 posted on 03/30/2013 7:50:39 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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Wait till African-Americans figure out the Dems have ditched them for Hispanics!


38 posted on 03/30/2013 7:50:47 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (" Undecided Voter: someone who parades their stupidity as proof of their morality." ~David Burge)
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To: yoe
listen stooopid... it IS that high, but the boy's lackeys in statistics department LIE!!!
39 posted on 03/30/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: yoe

Damn Bob, you keep voting these asshat entitlement freaks into office and bitch about low employment?

Shut up you damn idiot.


40 posted on 03/30/2013 7:51:25 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: cripplecreek

Mr. B.E.T. can get back to me when he is ready to tolerate a White Entertainment Channel.


41 posted on 03/30/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Seminole County is a nuclear scientist. He got it RIGHT. I’d think now that the Black Entertainment Television chief has identified his black problem, now he needs to fix it. I’ve watched their shows, and it’s a lof of fat rear ended, sex driven shows with very little IQ needed to watch. Is it the white’s responsibility to increase the level of the gene pool. I’m asking.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 7:53:01 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: yoe

Yet Johnson’s people, Holder’s people, Obozo’s people voted for his socialist, job-killing, plantation mentality policies at 96%....
Tell it to your people, Johnson...
We knew 6 years ago what a failure this guy was...
No pity for you....


43 posted on 03/30/2013 7:53:05 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Gen.Blather

So right...
Even the mayor of Philly went on a rant abt black youth...
Paraphrase: “...pull-up yo pants ‘cause ain’t nobody gunna hire you lookin’ like an idiot...”


44 posted on 03/30/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: yoe

It wouldn’t tolerate a white 17yo shooting a negro baby in the head ether,but the media pretty much ignores the reverse as in Brunswick GA


45 posted on 03/30/2013 7:57:01 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: yoe
somebody has to pay....somebody has to pay for 34 million blacks...

We are already paying you jerk! At some point in your miserable lives you have to look around yourself and realize you are where you are because YOU MADE THAT CHOICE.

As long as you refuse to listen and learn ...blacks will be impoverished by that choice.

46 posted on 03/30/2013 7:57:22 AM PDT by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: yoe

Blacks have no real clout with either political party.

They are faithful slaves to the democrats no matter what democrats do, or don’t do for them.
And blacks are good watchdogs for the democrats too.
They attack any other black who wanders off the democrat plantration.

Most republicans are smart enough to know any money and effort expended trying to woo blacks is wasted.

Blacks voted 93% in 2012 to re-elect Obama The Big Choomer.

If there is a more stupid bloc of voters in America they have yet to surface.

Why should democrats care how much noise blacks make - they have them locked up no matter what.
Democrats give them a few speaking spots at the convention, get them all riled up at republicans, get their votes then do nothing to get them off the plantation.


47 posted on 03/30/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: yoe

Oh, and don’t forget during the dim primary in 2008, Johnson was a Hill supporter and called out Obozo on his cocaine use...loved it but it didn’t matter, did it?


48 posted on 03/30/2013 7:58:51 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: EBH

“We can do better”..

saw that on Drudge today.. didn’t bother reading the article, due to the fact that I assume “we” means that the country can do better.

As Rush said, he’s always running as Mr Fix-it... an outsider with big plans...

President Campaigner in Chief


49 posted on 03/30/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: yoe
~95% of blacks helped elect and re-elect their "homeboy" (Shotgun Joe's term) so why are THEY tolerating such high unemployment?

Who's "keeping the Black Man down" now??

50 posted on 03/30/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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