Skip to comments.Workzone: Black teen unemployment rate almost twice U.S. average
Posted on 01/20/2014 4:41:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
School children all over the country know that Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There have been essay contests to commemorate the holiday, and classes nationwide will be listening to recordings of the civil rights leader's 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech.
Fulfilling that dream, however, won't be helped by the fact that the unemployment rate for black teenagers is 35.5 percent. The rate for all teenagers is 20.2 percent.
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WHAT A FAILURE.
MLK would be ashamed.
Those are white #’s just ask any black congressperson
1963 “I Had a Dream”
2014 “I HAD a job”!
unstated, education level of the jobless
But I got an EBT card!
Yet black Americans still love Obama. I guess the color of his skin is more important than the content of his character. Imagine the outrage if Obama was all white instead of half white.
Well, at least the black youths do not have to skip work to attend the politicians MLK speeches.
An added benefit since Martin Luther King Jr. Day is another holiday for bankers and government employees and we all know that government employment is the highest ambition of black youth that want a job.
I’m going to write something here that may make me seem like I’m a racist or a bigot... But I’m not...
In response to the article and the numbers, WHO CARES?
I have 3 children who are all looking for jobs or working what they can find. That’s how they were raised. If the blacks can’t “get theres”, then they need to stop electing people who make it impossible...
I don’t give a rats a$$...
That is because studying and education are whitey values.
Cities are a harsh environment for the small businessman and small business is America’s true economic driver.
My great grandfather arrived in Detroit in 1912 and went to work for a neighborhood butcher within his first 24 hours in America.
Good luck finding small businesses like that anymore.
Any young male adult(of any race or creed) that is not working and is not a trust fund baby is either a criminal, homeless, sucking off of parents, sucking of a welfare queen, sucking off of unemployment or in jail/prison. There are no other options.
Raise the minimum wage, that’ll help.
They may not have jobs, but they keeps it real.
Unstated, attitude and drug-use level of the jobless.
You can use people who have low reading level, or who do not know algebra. People who have an angry attitude, people who fight with co-workers or curse at customers, people who steal from you if your back is turned, people who don't show up because they're too stoned -- THOSE are people which businesses have little interest in.
Which is another way of saying they are unemployable. Politicians ignore the root cause of unemployment for this group. They are unemployed because they have nothing to offer an employer.
What’s the complaint? This is exactly what they overwhelmingly voted for.
Although you are correct about the attitude, the fundamental problem is that taking an entry level job and working your ass off are not considered to be black values. You don't have to be educated to work in this country. In fact, the easiest jobs to walk in off the street and get require almost no education.
What is required to get a job is the desire to have a job. After that, if you want to keep the job and suceed, all that is really required is a strong work ethic.
The most fundamental problem is that way too many people in this country, who have very little to offer, consider themselves to be too good for the jobs that they are most suited for.
We are already sending too many people to college to fill the available positions that actually require a college education. If it weren't for government agency jobs, there wouldn't even be half those slots.
“In response to the article and the numbers, WHO CARES?”
That is the attitude of both the left and right in this country at this point; after investing so much (free rent, food, higher education) for 50 years, most people are realizing the hopelessness of the situation. If the left prevents us from fixing their schools and holding them to a “white” or “adult” standard, they will never become contributors to society. The people in charge have decided that they will be replaced with a Hispanic underclass, which lacks the grievances to hold them back mentally; this process is evident everywhere, as cities increasingly elect Hispanic mayors to represent their increasingly Hispanic constituencies.
1963: I want to play baseball or basketball....
2014: I am playing “The Knockout Game”......
Or showing off a face full of metal that won’t get you past an airport screener.
And how many black “teens” have already dropped out of school with not even a high school diploma? Might this have something to do with those figures?
It was obvious that the color of Obama’s skin was more important than the content of his character from the moment he stepped onto the national stage — either that or our culture has become so debased that lying (or bullsh*ting if you take Harry G. Frankfurt’s distinction seriously) and repeatedly voting “present” so as not to take a position on contentious issues are now regarded as signs of good character.
“And how many black teens have already dropped out of school with not even a high school diploma? Might this have something to do with those figures?”
Even worse, what can a black teen with a high school diploma do for a living? For that matter, a college degree? In too many cases, they are meaningless pieces of paper awarded by organizations too scared by the “racist” label to be honest. Can people with no real education get a job as a cashier? a telemarketer? They lack the most basic job skills (basic English, math); this allows Hispanics to easily displace them in the job market.
I should add that is ironic that these folks are being judged by the content of their character.
Midnight Basketball - Demand it!
What percentage of the unemployed black youths had the benefit of a caring, mentoring, money-earning father living in the home with them? The illegitimacy rate among blacks is 72% overall, and upwards of 90% in the ghettos. With no male role model, it is difficult (not impossible, but difficult) for black youths to receive the discipline necessary to obtain the educational and emotional skill sets needed to achieve success.
Immigrants who come here from Asian countries are able to overcome a difficult new language and have achieved success similar to that achieved by hardworking Jews and other European immigrants in the past, due to strong family values and an understanding that hard work, particularly in school, is fundamental to success. Fighting the War on Poverty while ignoring the root cause is like fighting liver cancer by amputating an infected toe.
“People who have an angry attitude, people who fight with co-workers or curse at customers, people who steal from you if your back is turned, people who don’t show up because they’re too stoned — THOSE are people which businesses have little interest in.”
“Which is another way of saying they are unemployable. Politicians ignore the root cause of unemployment for this group. They are unemployed because they have nothing to offer an employer.”
The answer in two nutshells. The unspeakable truth.
Its not hopeless, just easier to blame someone and do nothing.
The fact is that we need to see some serious job creation and a lot of people will take them.
Gotta be that legacy of slavery.
“Its not hopeless, just easier to blame someone and do nothing. The fact is that we need to see some serious job creation and a lot of people will take them.”
I admire your optimism, but living between Newark & Jersey City in NJ I see what their prospects are. Unskilled Americans of any color cannot compete with the barely-educated Hispanics that have been imported to replace them; in fact, they are now importing educated Asians to replace the rest of us.
The beaten are worthless.
Perfect storm. Don’t want to work, Can’t get hired. What’s left? You and me pay their way.
“The beaten are worthless.”
Many have been “beaten” for generations, and it is reflected in how they live (and die). They’ve been dangling false hopes in front of too many people, instead of being brutally honest to motivate them.
They’ll all get jobs at Barack’s Pot Stores for $15 an hour.
“Theyll all get jobs at Baracks Pot Stores for $15 an hour.”
That’s right; I had forgotten about that growth sector of our economy...
The only solution is to remove all the government programs which make it viable for a woman to have a kid without being married to a stable, employed husband. But that would be both racist AND sexist, and the feminists would crucify anybody who proposed it.
They drop out of school in the 10th. grade, having achieved perhaps 6th. grade proficiency. And then begin amassing a criminal record.
What would you expect?
Pull up your pants, be clean, learn English, don’t expect something you have not earned, be on time and be willing to LISTEN AND LEARN! Some part of this can be applied to every out of work person!
And telling people that we’re beaten is a great motivator.
Here’s an unpopular truth.
Most conservatives are pathetic whiners who don’t have the courage to do any heavy lifting.
Amnesty will fix this.
Pull up your pants, be clean, learn English, don’t expect anything you have not earned. Take any job you can find, be on time, be willing to DO YOUR JOB, LISTEN AND LEARN! Some part of this can be applied to every out of work person!
“Most conservatives are pathetic whiners who dont have the courage to do any heavy lifting.”
Maybe; this conservative went out and got married, had children, and works his arse off to make a go of it. Too many people can’t be bothered with the first two; it is showing in the demographics we’re working against.
Conservatism isn’t hereditary.
“Conservatism isnt hereditary.”
I guess that’s up to the parents.