Skip to comments.Education Sec. to Probe Why Young Black and Hispanic Men Are ‘Less Successful’ in the Job Market
Posted on 05/12/2014 5:18:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday will host an Internet discussion aimed at uncovering why young black and Hispanic men are less successful in the job market and in school, and what causes encounters between them and law enforcement.
The discussion is part of President Barack Obamas My Brothers Keeper initiative, which the administration announced in February. That initiative created a task force including Duncan as education secretary, and is meant to develop proposals to enhance positive outcomes and eliminate or reduce negative ones for young black and Hispanic men.
In his February announcement, Obama said many groups have recognized that persistent gaps in employment, educational outcomes, and career skills remain for many boys and young men of color throughout their lives. He said many of these boys and men are behind both in school and in job training, and said underemployed or incarcerated men undermines family and community stability and is a drag on state and federal budgets.
Duncans discussion on Monday afternoon will focus on jobs, the criminal justice system and education.
On jobs, Duncan plans to ask participants the biggest reason why these young men are less successful in the job market than other young people. Suggested answers are insufficient education or skills, inadequate connections or networking, or employer stereotypes.
On the issue of criminal justice, Duncan will ask what cause interactions by boys and young men of color with the juvenille/criminal justice system. Suggested answers here include exposure to violence, a lack of positive influences, and biased law enforcement.
And on education, Duncan will ask how to improve education, and suggests the need for a more engaging curriculum, improved teacher quality, early access to college-level work, and increased collaboration between schools, families and communities.
Duncan will also ask how to improve the graduation rate, and proposes more financial aid, lower college costs, and better guidance when applying to college as possible answers. It also proposes shorter pathways to a high wage career, and a culturally relevant educational environment as other possible answers.
It's my fault. I'm keeping them all down.
You must be awfully powerful.
More single parent homes.
More family with very little education who don’t value education.
More family members that don’t work and play the system. it is hard to go start in the market at minimum wage when you can get more in pay and benefits by being on the dole.
That is my opinion for starters.
Well, I work out a lot.
I know! I know! Pick me!
No it is my fault. My skin is whiter.
What we need is a 15 trillion dollar study.
Or we could just go with the obvious answer and save the money.
You’ve nailed it.
And, not all black and hispanic young job seekers flame out in today’s world of work.
ship them whites back to Europe
uncovering why young black and Hispanic men are less successful in the job market
How about uncovering this stunning revelation: many young black and Hispanic men don't get to school or to interviews or to jobs on time. Many do not know how to set a clock, whether it's a wind-up or an iPod. The concept of "time" is murky and inexact in their minds.
I know this because a well-heeled, well-organized grad student I know volunteered at a job center in a "disadvantaged" neighborhood. He was amazed at how far back into basics he had to go to get these "young men" operational.
Can’t be the (union) teachers. I just heard that only 4 in 10 high school graduates are proficient at reading. But those union teachers in the cities are great! It’s white people for sure.
I sure hope they’re willing to accept the truth. Young black and hispanic men need their FATHERS in the home, while they’re growing up. And young women need their fathers, as well, so they won’t fall into early sexual activity, thus into single motherhood, thus into poverty.
The average IQ of 85 might have something to do with it.
THE MAN!! The Man is keepin’ them down even though they have loads of affirmative action preferences in edumacation and hiring.
Maybe the education sec. needs to look up the definition of the word "culture"?
I can't imagine what causes those encounters. I'll ask some experts.
Nope, no clue. Even the most celebrated minority criminals and their supporters have no idea what causes encounters between young black males and law enforcement.
As far as I can tell, Hispanic men are having no trouble finding jobs.
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~ Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader
Because they are Democrats, and Democrats are their keepers.
Because they prefer gang banging, hip hop culture over civilized society.
Because their doctrines and attitudes of hate are based on self-pity and revenge.
Because of peer pressure, racial and cultural pressure, all of it holding them down.
Because learning is hard work.
Because their parents don’t take responsibility for their educations.
There you go! All better now!
Because most employers have little use for employees who start and end every sentence with “yo”?
Low IQ and poor impulse control for starters!
Cuz acting white is a no no.
Because work is just a pain in the ass invented by some evil white guy.
AXE! Axe me a question!
So he axed me what I ate for lunch.
Then I axed him.
Good analysis. Fact based and rational.
But the DOE won’t come to that conclusion.
Time to close the DOE. It should never have existed in the first place.
I’m sure they’ll determine it’s racism.
If you and people like you are known to be productive, well disciplined, easy to train, and dependable, you will hired very quickly.
On the other hand, if you and your people are indifferent to your job, quick to look for grievances, and more difficult to train, jobs are hard to come by.
Pretty simple to most everybody except liberals.
Can’t pass drug test
Can”t pass criminal background test
Can’t pass High school equivalency test
Can’t pass literacy test
Can’t make correct change for a under five dollar purchase
Can’t speak proper English
Can’t F a girl without getting her pregnant
Uh... because they drop out of school to join a posse and give themselves up to a life of crime?
Because reading,writing and arithmetic are a white thing they refuse to participate in.. Honkies and gringos are here to fulfill their wishes so they can run drugs and party all day. No need to worry about who the baby daddy is. That there is what is considered culture these days. It is promoted by the press and embraced by politicians. That is why this problem exists.
All the Mexican men in my area have jobs as far as I can tell.
Agree. They can start by trying to support and bring back the black family, including a father.
Positive life outcomes from higher marriage rates to lower illegitimacy rates to lower drug use to decreased risk of suicide and incarceration are tied to an intact, married family.
Blacks and Hispanics have higher illegitimacy rates.
That is the cause.
Welfare programs that subsidize illegitimacy are partially responsible for the decreased positive life outcomes in the minority community, despite trillions of dollars.
So government programs are to blame for the ongoing negative outcomes in those communities, despite all the money.
I came here to say this. In fact, I am almost afraid to, but here it is: I work in a place with 22 co-workers. We are a mixed bunch, 3 black, 9 white (2 of whom are Jewish), 1 Asian, 10 Hispanic. It's always the black and Hispanic ones who are late. Late for work, late for meetings, very nebulous lunch hours... more absentee-ism... I don't know what it is about us white people, but to us, "be there at 8am" means "be there at 7:45," and calling in sick is something we only do if there is blood, vomit, or a protruding bone concerned.
When we get sent off for training, the white ones are always there first. We're like compulsive. And I am literally nervous at admitting that I have noticed this. But I can't help noticing it! My black and Hispanic co-workers are warm, wonderful, friendly, nice people. But DAMNED if you can find them sometimes.
The teachers are mostly or all black and the students are mostly or all black, and the mayor and school board are mostly or all black. So you can imagine what it would take for the students to come out on top. The ominous reverberations of "that's racist!" are beginning to be heard already.
Sounds like a huge mess, now if one of those teachers came out gay it would throw everything off.
"When we get sent off for training, the white ones are always there first. We're like compulsive. And I am literally nervous at admitting that I have noticed this. But I can't help noticing it! My black and Hispanic co-workers are warm, wonderful, friendly, nice people. But DAMNED if you can find them sometimes. "
That is the problem. I don't for a minute believe it has to do with IQ. It has to do with culture, environment, and pride.
If we could just figure out how to keep these folks from being disenfranchised and educate them, the nation's productivity would take off like a rocket!
Unfortunately, the culture and the education system has failed them, and the root cause of the failure is found in the "good intentions" of the progressives.
Seething tells me taxes are going up and I smell a new assistance program or two..
UUUHHH, because most of them are gang bangers and drug users?
you must be a typical “white man keeping the negro down”.