Skip to comments.The crisis of African American unemployment requires federal intervention
Posted on 01/30/2012 9:00:10 AM PST by DBCJR
[Article featured link in an email newsletter by the US Census Bureau, Census Information Center, Jan Figart]
Millions of African Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and good schools and suffer from high crime rates. African American adults are about twice as likely to be unemployed as whites, black students lag their white peers in educational attainment and achievement, and African American communities tend to have higher than average crime rates. These issues have been persistent problems.
Jobs are essential to improving African American communities. Increased employment would help people in these communities lift themselves out of poverty. In addition, because poor economic conditions are an important causal factor behind poor educational outcomes and high crime rates are correlated with high unemployment rates, creating job opportunities would help improve educational outcomes and reduce crime.
This paper outlines a plan for significantly increasing the number of jobs available to African Americans. The plan, which targets communities with persistently high unemployment, includes three main components: creation of public sector jobs, job training with job-placement programs, and wage subsidies for employers. Although the plan is constructed with African Americans in mind, it would also provide benefits to Latino, American Indian, and white communities in which unemployment has remained high...
(Excerpt) Read more at epi.org ...
They could try something like extending Unemployment Compensation, set-aside jobs, institute Affirmative Action hiring.
Hmmmmmmmmm ... I wonder why that is?
There are problems in the African American communnity which I cannot fix. And Federal money won't fix 'em either.
Let the negroes fix their culture. That must come first. All the rest will follow and, no, it won't require government money. Government money will just slow down the process of purging the ghetto culture.
Liberals assume it is a coincidence that there are fewer private sector jobs in areas with high crime rates. It never crosses the pathetic little minds of the community organizers that this is cause and effect.
If Obama really, really cared, he would resign.
Just strengthening the tribal instinct.
Blacks will always lag behind whites in schools and jobs, until they develop a work ethic and a study ethic.
It is much easier just to blame whites for their problems and take taxes from those who work to try to absolve the problems of those who won’t work.
As long as welfare, unemployment, Affirmative action jobs and Social Security disability exist there will be workers of all colors there to suck it up. And there will be jobs sitting and waiting to be taken, jobs they don’t feel are up to their standards.
I thought that's what the US Postal Service was for?
“Millions of African Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and good schools and suffer from high crime rates.”
There is no Federal policies needed.
They need to pick up everything of theirs that they can and evacuate the “government plantation society”[©Wuli 2012] cities that the Liberals, Progressives and Marxists created; and migrate to the states in the U.S. that are not run by the Liberals, Progressives, Marxists and unions.
Federal policies directed to solve their problems will not “save” or “empower” them, they will only strengthen and empower the “government plantation society”[©Wuli 2012] minded politicians and the perpetual entitlement programs they love.
Exactly! It’s a cultural thing......just look at Barry’s work ethic, in the office at 9, vacation every 4 weeks, etc, etc.
Those that break free of the mindset are successful, black, white or whatever complexion.
This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read and should be saved and taught as an example of the phony victim mentality and justification for increasing the size of government and reducing the freedom and rights of individuals.
Washington Dc is mostly African American and there are plenty of good jobs and blacks receive preferential hiring. Blacks commit crimes and glorify the criminal subculture. Just listen to rap music if you don't believe me. Or look at the crime statistics. African Americans and their liberal supporters waste hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars every year by ruining schools many of which were perfectly good years ago.
The other thing to understand is that your tax dollars paid for this report. Whoever wrote it is sponging off the taxpayers. We are paying for the government to produce this nonsense.
Not only in America ... but pretty much world-wide. It's nothing new, it's been going on for q while. I guess there must be a problem with me, for noticing this startling trait.
Don’t know what the statistics are for 2011, but in 2010 the reported national high school graduation rate for African Americans was around 47% (New York and Philly 28%, Chicago and Washington DC 44%). That has nothing to do with intelligence or access to schools. It’s the result of a cultural cancer that is tragically stealing happy productive self-determined lives from black children, and is the result of policies and approaches encouraged by the left.
“Is it appropriate for an agency like the Census Bureau to be advocating for social engineering or wealth/prosperity distribution?”
No, absolutely no.
The Census Bureau’s job is 100% no more than reporting national demographic information. It has no mission whatsoever to either propose or advocate on behalf of government policies directed towards any issue that may appear to arise from the demographic data.
Prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for some strange reason
(sarcasm) the cohesion of the Black family and neighborhoods were at a much better place than they are right now.
Place the blame directly against those well to do Blacks that abandoned those areas as soon as possible, the Doctors, Lawyers, Actors etc.
At one time the single Black mother had a certain amount of support in the Black community, watch the movie “Ray”
or the movie “Rosewood” a community prospering in the worst of times.
Cry me a river. Blacks vote for the people that keep them down like this.
More government will get the exact same result. It always has.
Well, I went to the DMV recently and noticed there was NO DIVERSITY there. ALL were black female...ALL. And there was one..(1) young lady who blew all the others away in transactions and speed..I told her so and she knew...It was very telling to me. 4 out of 5 are victims of a good job.
Gee, maybe the producers should be forced at gun point to fund thousands of fleets and millions of busses in which to cart these good citizens around.. with subsidized fares, of course.
Whites can take cabs, get dragged out of them and get their cracker asses whipped too.. just for moral righteousness sake.
“This is not from the Census Bureau, it is from the Economic Policy Institute a Neo-Marxist Think Tank that acts as a propaganda front group for the US Democrat Party.”
You did not read carefully. It was a featured link in an email newsletter from the Census Bureau’s Census Information Center. Why is the Census Bureau promoting an article that is, as you say, propaganda?
ABOUT TIME!!! I take that to mean greater accountability for educators ...because the failure of THAT system is what makes people unemployable.
Your first breath is so correct. Their problems will exist until they figure out that the we cant do whiteys thing, we cant learn whites history, we cant fit into whitey culture doesn’t work. Whitey figure out what was necessary for man to live long ago. Now, its simple, get educated, get a job, make the societal contract and get on the tread mill. But that’s racist right?
Guess there is a price to "keepin it real".
Anyone who sees a response to this from either Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams, please ping me. Both of them could make mincemeat of this premise.
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In 2000, I attended a speech at a small venue where Condoleezza Rice who spoke about the black family of her youth. They worked hard, struggled and despite whatever adversity they prevailed. Johnson and the Great Society took the moral foundation out from under black culture in the United States. Look at Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, nobody gave them anything, but they were raised with a strong ethical base (although if I recall Sowell’s youth was difficult)
In 2000, I attended a speech at a small venue where Condoleezza Rice spoke about the black family of her youth. They worked hard, struggled and despite whatever adversity they prevailed. Johnson and the Great Society took the moral foundation out from under black culture in the United States. Look at Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, nobody gave them anything, but they were raised with a strong ethical base (although if I recall Sowell’s youth was difficult)
If the consequence of showing up to work late, dressed like a slob, and with a bad attitude was that you didn't eat that day, there would be a really-quick change in behavior.
How come every “solution” they advocated would only exacerbate the problem.
Deferred gratification does not translate into ebonics.
Say no more. Same old, same old. No need to waste one's time by reading further.
Taxpayer-funded make-work jobs, "job training programs," $5,000 tax breaks to an employer for hiring $50,000/yr people for whom there are no customers to serve.
Unemployment among blacks has had and been caused by Federal Intervention and It wasted billions of dollars that we could Not afford to lose.
Unfortunately for them unemployment is only going to get worse.These increases in employment are an Obama manufactured pipe dream.
If anyone can't figure out from that track record that taxpayer money won't solve the problem, then they are stuck on stupid.
But, being government bureaucrats, that would be a given.
Thanks, for the SO.. SO. :-D
Newt will fix it with janitorial jobs in schools and enlisting them building a base on the moon!
Just don’t ask about the money.
welfare is a step ladder, welfare is the top of that ladder
you have to get off that step ladder and go to another ladder, the tall one and climbing it takes effort and hard work.
sadly, the easy route is taken too often and those standing on the short ladder spend their time griping and complaining that those on the other ladder are “better off” but have no desire to climb off the step ladder and start climbing the tall one.
The root of the problem.
Unfortunately, for the rest of us (some of whom are black, too), since the real solution (ie. restoring the family unit and getting rid of government entitlements) will never be seriously considered, it may become necessary to declare martial law in the "hoods" and impose severe restrictions on movement and summary executions for sociopathic behavior. If tribal street thuggery spills over into civilized areas, civilized people of all ethnic stripes who become victims will demand that such a crackdown occur.
Perhaps that is exactly what Obama and his Chicago thugs are planning for ... they of course would not limit use of military force to the areas where it's needed. Top down, bottom up, inside out ...
“The crisis of African American unemployment requires federal intervention”
US Postal Service?
Bring back NASSA, the Negro American Space Society of Astronauts.
Bring back that wonderful program CETA. YIPEEE!
Why don't they use Section 8 to send them to nice neighborhoods where people work hard to live?
Like we already don’t have affirmative action in hiring and promotion! Try working your way up the Civil Service ladder as a white male without any political connections. You’d better be patient.
lol. That’s just wrong.
The question should be “Is it inappropriate for an organization to continue 24/7/365 in perpetuity for a Consitutional Requirement that only calls for work once every ten years?
This is prevalent throughout our government - agencies going above and beyond their purviews: CDC (guns are a health problem), US Census Bureau (with dumbass stuff like this), Dept of Education (whatever the hell they call themselves now) with meals and diet, USDOT (mileage standards - none of their damned business), FDA, IRS, and on and on and on.
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