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Blacks in South L.A. Have A Bleaker Jobs Picture Than In 1992 [Except Millionaire Maxine Waters!]
LATimes ^ | April 27, 2012 | Ricardo Lopez

Posted on 04/28/2012 5:23:10 PM PDT by Steelfish

Blacks in South L.A. Have A Bleaker Jobs Picture Than In 1992 Median income in South Los Angeles is lower now than during the 1992 riots, and the unemployment rate has reached even more dire levels.

By Ricardo Lopez April 28, 2012 Two decades after the L.A. riots brought pledges of help to rebuild South Los Angeles, the area is worse off in many ways than it was in 1992.

Median income, when adjusted for inflation, is lower. Many middle-class blacks have fled in search of safer neighborhoods and better schools.

And the unemployment rate, which was bad at the time of the riots, has reached even more dire levels. In two areas of South Los Angeles — Florence Graham and Westmont — unemployment is almost 24%. Back in 1992, it was 21% in Florence Graham and 17% in Westmont.

Last summer, thousands of South Los Angeles residents showed up to a job fair that brought out almost 200 employers at Crenshaw Christian Center on Vermont Avenue. The event, organized by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), was seen by some as grandstanding.

"People were really skeptical," said Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, a community organizer with the nonprofit Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. "People thought, 'Another job fair?'"

There have been training and other job programs — both privately and government-funded — in the roughly 51-square-mile area in the last two decades. A post-riots report said the area needed an investment of about $6 billion and the creation of 75,000 to 94,000 jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; jobless; jobs; obama; obamanomics; recovery; unemployment

1 posted on 04/28/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

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Take one minute out of your busy FReeping and set up a monthly donation. Even $5 helps, you probably won’t even notice it and if you do, you’ll feel good about it.

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2 posted on 04/28/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Steelfish
Any connection to the 15 million wet...sorry,”undocumented workers”...currently in California? Good God...how could I be so RACIST as to ask such a question????
3 posted on 04/28/2012 5:26:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Steelfish
There's BIG money in RACI$M!
4 posted on 04/28/2012 5:33:48 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Steelfish

When are we all going to stop making believe that blacks are some bizarre amoeba-like species that reacts only to external stimuli? They make their own decisions, including where they are, what they do, and how they want to live.

The blacks in LA are worse off now than they were in 1992 because they have chosen to behave in a way that makes them worse off. It they really wanted to be better off they would be. It’s time to adopt a hands-off policy towards them — including no longer rewarding their wrongheaded decisions with welfare payments.

Hardworking, decent blacks (and whites) don’t need it. Slothful blacks (and whites) don’t deserve it.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Steelfish

Alas, Fred had the Big’un and Lamont bought a bigger truck and now runs a fleet of trash trucks from his office near his home in Malibu


6 posted on 04/28/2012 5:41:01 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Steelfish
Median income, when adjusted for inflation, is lower. Many middle-class blacks have fled in search of safer neighborhoods and better schools.

The usual bleeding heart BS! And it's the same ol', same ol' fraud.

It doesn't matter if adjusted for inflation the "median income" is lower, if there are four times as many parasites collecting checks from twice as many taxpayer-funded sources as in 1992.

Guess what? Working and retired Americans haven't gotten real adjustments in years and against their will, are forced to continue supporting the parasites.

7 posted on 04/28/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

20 years from now at the 40th aniversary of the Rodney King riots, they will be asking for $12 billion because the area has not recovered yet from the riots. And Katrina victims will be getting their third new FEMA trailers.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 5:53:58 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: hampdenkid

A very interesting post.

Very honest.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 6:05:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: umgud

It makes you wonder about why the problems of poverty never seem to get solved.

Is the poverty in the inner city a result of a poverty of material goods, money, etc., or is it due to a poverty of values? We have spent trillions of dollars in the War on Poverty since the ‘60s, but poverty seems to have won that war.

Why are liberals never held to account for the failure of their social policies? Consider the goals of the war on poverty. Have the goals been met? Are there more or few people in poverty than 40 years ago? More or fewer children growing up in broken homes, to never married parents, or in some other ad hoc family arrangement? Are the poor better off now than 40 years ago? Are more of the poor and their children escaping a life of poverty than was the case 40 years ago?

It would be good to make an honest assessment of what LBJ and the liberals of the day hoped would be accomplished by the war on poverty, and whether those goals were ever achieved.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 6:27:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Steelfish

Thinking of investing in South LA?

Before making your presentation to investors, consider:

Highest rates of crime in the region, including theft and violence

Presence of loudmouthed advocates of local civil unrest, with a history of buildings being burnt twice in 27 years

Workforce badly undereducated, with dropout rate in local high schools 50% or more

Highest sales taxes in region and in the state

Oversight by corrupt agencies of LA city government

Demands for increasing public service by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens

Yes, all these combined make South LA the “money magnet” it is now!


11 posted on 04/28/2012 6:51:25 PM PDT by research99
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Undocumented” illegals in LA = Less Jobs For Blacks In LA.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 6:55:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: publius911
Many middle-class blacks have fled in search of safer neighborhoods and better schools.

and like all RATS, they will try and make their new home just like their old one...

13 posted on 04/28/2012 7:06:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Steelfish

Jobs? Who would hire these savages? What can they do? I suppose some drug dealers could sell AFLAC, right?


14 posted on 04/28/2012 7:32:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: research99

“Demands for increasing public service by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens”

It looks like the Cloward-Piven plan is really “working” there in South LA.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 11:28:15 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Does not seem like Maxine is taking very good care of her people.I wonder if a change in Congressional Representative could or would help???


16 posted on 04/28/2012 11:39:29 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future.,)
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To: BooBoo1000
Maxine is taking great care of them. Their Government Check shows up on time, month after month, year after year.

I saw an interview with Maxine after Katrina happened. In the interview she said it was terrible that the Hurricane didn't happen a few days later so the poor people in N.O. would have gotten their first of the Month Government Checks.

17 posted on 04/28/2012 11:58:42 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: montag813

“Jobs? Who would hire these savages? What can they do? I suppose some drug dealers could sell AFLAC, right?”

Urban blacks have been written off/sold out by the white liberal elites; they are importing millions of Hispanics to replace them while pushing the black birthrate lower (through welfare limits, attempts to subsidize their contraception & abortions, etc.). While many blacks basked in the election of Obama, their situation has never been more precarious; they are shrinking as a portion of the population while they are being displaced by Hispanics in every segment of our society (economically and politically).


18 posted on 04/29/2012 4:01:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: BooBoo1000

No help at all.

Our president went to a black racist hate cult calling itself a “church” for many years.

The Attorney General of the US dismissed a voter intimidation crime case against the New Black Panthers that occurred in the 2008 election. He said it “disparaged his people”.

Imagine if AG Robert Kennedy dismissed the 1994 Mississippi KKK case and said that!

Flash back to 1942. The Czech resistance managed to kill Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. He was a top Nazi that was orchestrating the oppression of Jews.

Hitler and the rest of his henchmen stayed in power for three more years, and the holocaust continued.

Voting out Waters will solve nothing, because all of the rest of the negro nazi party in America will stay in power thanks to the propaganda media that protects “Holder’s people” who are thugs like the New Black Panthers and poor little “innocent” Trayvon Martin.

Have any of the New Black Panthers been arrested for putting a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman?


19 posted on 04/29/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Venturer

Thank you. It is something that great black leaders — like Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, and Thomas Sowell — have been trying to explain to people for years. Tragically, it does not seem to resonate with the black masses. Once did. No longer does.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: MikeSteelBe

1994 = 1964


21 posted on 04/29/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: hampdenkid

Men like the Rev. Jesse Peterson of B.O.N.D are trying as well.

I’d like to see Congressmen like Allen West speak speak out against the state sponsored racism like he is about the communism.

Propaganda enabled the holocaust. There were not enough Dietrich Bonhoeffers back then.

Wishful thinking like assuming the average American in our Republic is better than the average German in the Weimar Republic is not enough.

More Americans of all races need the courage of Bonhoeffer to speak out against evil. He said failure to speak out against evil is evil itself.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:05 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Steelfish
Latino-owned businesses have cropped up along the main corridors. Mexican grocery stores are thriving.

Funny how the Latinos aren't having the same kinds of problems. Perhaps they make better choices?

23 posted on 04/29/2012 10:32:12 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Steelfish
Two decades after the L.A. riots brought pledges of help to rebuild South Los Angeles, the area is worse off in many ways than it was in 1992.

Black people in EVERY city that had a major 'inner city' riot are worse off. The MSM - which feeds on black violence has not been clear on this issue ...

Nice to see the LA Times spill a little truth...

24 posted on 04/29/2012 10:48:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: Steelfish
Latino immigrants, he said, tend to form tight-knit job networks. "What employers learn to do, if they find workers they're content with, they ask those workers to bring any relatives or friends and become more dependent on them."

Translation: Latinos are hard working and honest... you hire one - you want to hire more..

25 posted on 04/29/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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