Skip to comments.The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment
Posted on 01/15/2014 7:16:45 PM PST by grundle
As the White House prepares to launch a major economic opportunity effort, record high unemployment among black and Latino youth underscores how essential it is to create job opportunities for young people of color.
The critical issue here is that the ages of 16 to 24 are make or break years for lifelong earning potential. With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.
The situation for black and Latino unemployed youths is so alarming that leading think tanks and economists are raising red flags about it at a staggering pace. One report on the topic by Demos, the public policy organization, argues that the exclusion of young people of color from job opportunities weakens the promise of America.*
With wealth in African-American and Latino communities already the lowest on record, a loss of income on a generational scale would likely harden existing inequities and set back economic progress in the country for decades. Thats because there are simply so many young blacks and Latinos who want work but cant find it.
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“falling behind” = government dependency = Democrat voters.
No problem here for Obama/Holder/Pelosi/Reid.
There fixed the title for the author.
Obama: “You say crisis, I say reliable voters.”
Barrys done wonders....at beefing up the numbers on the plantation.
falling behind = government dependency = Democrat voters.
They can't take a job because they can't afford to take the cut in pay
We will solve the problem by jacking up the minimum wage to make sure there will be no jobs for these people. BO
why would they need a job when they have unlimited EBT cards?
Could it possibly be...
Choice of inappropriate clothing and hair styles, excess of tats and piercings, as well as the inability to speak coherent American English language???
They praise him as their champion while he grinds his heel in their faces. Very Stalin-esque.
Bring back American jobs.
Might be a good idea. Hire some Bloods or Crips or Young Latinos to answer emergency calls from embassies and CIA outposts. I’ll bet they wouldn’t turn their backs on them.
“Bring back American jobs.”
We are churning out millions of unemployable young people from our schools. In addition to the ever-changing demands of the current workplace, we are now producing workers that wouldn’t fit even in the old model. How many jobs require no literacy or math ability? Very few...
black & brown yoot voted for this antiAmerican marxist fag in record numberss.
I don’t give a damn if they ALL can never find work and starve.
Yes it is essential, but Obama and the Democrats are too busy trying to make Republicans look bad by pushing a big hike in the Minimum Wage. Raising the Min. Wage will HURT 'black and brown', as well as entry level white employment, because many businesses will simply not hire folks they might have otherwise hired when they could get them for almost HALF that amount.