Skip to comments.Black Unemployment: Not Just a Disgrace, a Sin
Posted on 01/14/2014 6:18:28 AM PST by Kaslin
Even liberals get it.
Obamas not just a dud, but a failure.
Its not so much that he hasnt lived to up to the hype as Messiah, as he hasnt lived up to ordinary expectations for a fallible, human president.
When I rack up the score on all of the things Obamas been wrong about, its hard to credit that my Democrat friends ever touted him as a genius.
If this is genius, its clearly not of the political type. Or the foreign policy type. Or the economic type.
Six years into the Great Recession and the labor market hasnt improved much, as even liberals are now conceding.
The government has created more money than ever before, and while its making some people wealthy, its not creating jobs, especially not in the Black community, and especially not amongst black males.
Supposedly the genius did this on purpose. Or he didnt.
Blacks disproportionately left the labor market, said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a liberal economic outfit, with the labor force participation rate for African Americans dropping by 0.3 percentage points to 60.2 percent, its lowest rate since December of 1977. The rate for African American men fell 0.7 percent to 65.6 percent, the lowest on record.
Whoever else Obama may have benefited, its clear that black males havent been high on the priority list for him.
African Americans currently have an unemployment rate of 11.9 on the topline official stats. Thats double the rate of unemployment for women over the age of 20, and close to double the male unemployment rate for males aged 20 and over, which came in at 6.3 percent.
And even those numbers are much worse than it seems.
The share of the working-age population with a job did not increase in December, said Heidi Shierholz of the union controlled Economic Policy Institute and the labor force participation rate dropped back down to its lowest point in 35 years. The number ofmissing workers increased from 5.6 million to 6 million. If these workers were in the labor force looking for work, the unemployment rate would be 10.2 percent instead of 6.7 percent.
If you impute the same math to the Black community, unemployment for African-Americans comes in at 18.1 percent. Thats nearly one-in-five blacks without jobs today.
But the news gets worse even than that.
In 2010, the incarceration rate for white men under local, state and federal jurisdiction was 678 inmates per 100,000 white U.S. residents, says Pew Research, for black men, it was 4,347. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, black men were more than six times as likely as white men to be incarcerated in 2010.
We dont have numbers for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
But its not hard to figure that nothing plus nothing equals nothing.
Whacko environmentalists, check.
Gun control nuts, check.
Radical, social theorists, check.
These are all interest groups that Obama has spent considerable political capital on.
God forbid that Obama should strain himself to propose something constructive to address the destruction going on in neighborhoods he has lived in and thats directed mostly at black males.
There isnt a more disenfranchised group in America than black males and Obamas done very little to reverse that.
While marriage is down about a third amongst whites since 1960, its been cut in half in the black community, to 31 percent of black adults.
Guess what is the single biggest marker for poverty in the United States?
Being a single mother. And that trend has inordinately affected the black community.
While liberals like Obama do everything they can to provide aid and assistance to gay couples to get married, heterosexual black families get the back of the hand.
The result is poverty.
We know that there's a strong correlation between the composition of households and poverty. Households that lack two parents are many times more likely to live in poverty than those with two parents.
Ive been optimistic that someone, somewhere in America will do something to address the crisis amongst black males in our community.
What we need is a touch of creativity here.
Republicans, Democrats, Bueller, Bueller, helllooooo?
Its more than disgrace.
It is in fact a sin.
But dont bother Obama about it.
He doesnt want to know.
Unemployment = “free at last”?
Stuppid American blacks continue supporting the magic negro though he’s done squat for them.
Obama loves Blacks so much he don’t want to burden them with pesky things like paychecks, waking up early and paying taxes.
I beg to differ. The dictionary defines disenfranchised as ; without the right to vote. Blacks have the right to vote, and they TWICE voted for The Boob.
So, forgive me if I'm being simplistic, but if blacks are "disenfranchised", then they disenfranchised themselves.
“Stuppid American blacks continue supporting the magic negro though hes done squat for them.”
From the article
Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $50
“Will told me that the best way to buy a house here is to find one you like and then figure out who owns it. He had lived in Detroit a decade before, but moved out to travel the country. This was his homecoming. He purchased the house for $3,000 from the son of a woman who had died. It had been abandoned for years, but there was an upstairs room full of her possessions steamer trunks, furniture, family pictures. Some of her photographs still hung on the walls, including a portrait of the first black mayor of Detroit, Coleman Young, and a painting of a white Jesus Christ. She had them arranged so the Christ appeared to be praying to Young.”
This gives you insight into the mind of black people.
Here’s more insight plus Whitey McCracker-Honkey.
Collectivists, blacks, and Muzzies are just peas in pod as far as I can tell - they’re all down wit da struggle!
Waking up early? Solution: Use e-verify to eliminate the illegals from the custodial jobs in the inner cities. The jobs start in the late afternoon. They can sleep all day.
He is not responsible for it's creation.
He should be celebrated for putting the spotlight on it.
The Black Misery Index is just another reason America must undergo profound change.
Obama is never responsible for negative outcomes.
Well there is the matter of convicted felons. Are they allowed to vote?
Isn’t there a very high percentage of black males that are convicted felons?
“There isnt a more disenfranchised group in America than black males”
Um how about white males? What about Christian women?
But at least Moochelle gets to spend more time in Hawaii!
how long is she going to stay there?
Is she still there?
Sorry, but I no longer care.
Blacks have supported liberal policies by 95+%, for the last 60 years, they asked for liberalism they got it.
Now they damn well need to learn to live with it.
It's not like the police are running around in paddy wagons rounding up black males at random. There are more blacks in prison because there are many, many, many more black criminals in this country. Period.
Someone posted an observation the other day about “privilege”.
If “white privilege” is so ubiquitous and systemic,
why is it that half white, half black people invariably identify as black?
The answer is that there is a systemic “privilege” in identifying as “black”.
Obozo is probably the most clueless president this Republic has ever seen...even worse than Carter. This class warfare, static, idea that the only way to make your slice of the economic pie bigger is to make their slice smaller is simply stupid. How ‘bout growing the pie? Even if your relative share remains the same, you still enjoy a higher income. Why does the concept of “A rising tide lifts all boats” escape him? The Sir John Locksley idea of taxing the rich and give to the poor ignores the fact that it is the rich who drive this economic system. How many of you were hired by a poor person? From raising taxes on the rich to blocking the Keystone pipeline, this is the most obstructionist, ego-maniacal, and economically ignorant president...ever. The only reasonable conclusion is that he is out to destroy this Republic as we know it.
That's something the progressives are working to change. It's also one reason why blacks unemployment is higher than everyone else. Any criminal record will keep you out of a lot of different high paying jobs.
“Growing the pie” doesn’t accomplish what they’re REALLY after - punishing people they don’t like.