Skip to comments.Many African-Americans Concerned About Obama’s Focus on Immigrant Rights
Posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:30 PM PST by kristinn
No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nations immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans.
Amnesty, complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.
A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsins 1290 WMCS AMs Earl Ingram Show.
Still, Ingram says many of his listeners see Obamas attempt to push forward on immigration as a reminder of what the president hasnt done to improve economic conditions for African-Americans.
I would say a bulk of my listenership is anti-immigration, he said.
The African-American unemployment rate is at 13.8 percent, according to recently released government figures, nearly twice the 7 percent jobless rate for whites. The nations overall unemployment rate is 7.9 percent. For Hispanics, the rate is 9.7 percent.
A 2009 study by George Borjas of Harvard University, Jeffrey Grogger of the University of Chicago and George Hanson of the University of California, San Diego, looked at 1960-2000 Census data and found that as immigrants disproportionately increased the supply of workers in a particular area, wages of African-American workers in that area fell, the employment rate declined and the incarceration rate rose.
Our analysis suggests that a 10 percent immigration-induced increase in the supply of a particular skill group reduced the black wage by 2.5 percent, lowered the employment rate of black men by 5.9 percentage points, and increased the incarceration rate of blacks by 1.3 percentage points, the professors wrote in the study.
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"Do you hear anything, Joe?"
Hey Black America! STFU and get back on the Democrat Plantation / Talking Points. We know you’ll vote for them while they murder you by the millions, so quitcherbitchen.
Why are black people so racist?
When the SHTF that’s the first war that will break out; Hispanics vs. blacks. Or like the L.A. riots, that could be the start of the S Hitting The Fan.
Yes the KIDS 15 daddies!!! Not the TAXPAYERS you lazy SLUT!!!
Well, Obama was VERY clear about his stance on illegal immigration. Weren’t these people listening back before the election?
Oh, wait ...they never DO listen. They just vote for him because he’s black.
I guess the democrats are telling Blacks they are yesterdays news!
Brother Obamadingdong is selling black folk down the River!
Elections have consequences
Blacks believe this whole get-even-with-em-ism that the Left preaches and they are thinking it’s supposed to be *their turn* to get all the spoils. It upsets them to see the Hispanics get theirs and the gays get theirs but the blacks have largely got nothing. In fact, their incomes have taken a major hit while Obama was in off.
I’d love to see a black person with a t-shirt or a bumper sticker that says “I voted for this chump twice and all I got was this crappy phone.”
Obama dropped a good 4 million votes from his 2008 total ~ so who were they? There are no indications that they were Hispanic, nor white, nor whatever ~ so who just didn't show up?
Counting the normal growth of the Democrat voting strength over 4 years, we may even be missing 6 million voters ~ if they were African-Americans, we are looking at Stage I of a movement of a segment of a major Democrat coalition partner to somewhere else ~
NOTE: These movements never occur as a consequence of a political campaign. They are forged earlier.
We probably should have been running a candidate whose number one focus was on jobs, jobs, jobs ~ he could have taken advantage of this event.
Watts? My (deceased) grandparents' house is in Watts. My old aunt and uncle still live there, and are practically the last black folks still living on their block. It's mostly Hispanic now.
I never accepted that term. Even before I escaped the lib/Dem mind control plantation, I refused to let anyone label me that way.
I'm a proudly unhyphenated American.
They voted to stay on obama’s plantation and have no one to blame but themselves. Hahahahahaha
How do you say ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in Spanish?
The hard left has been indoctrinating them to hate 'whitey' for nearly half a century - that's why.
Probably won't be that long til we find out.
I graduated from Compton High in the early 70s. I remember one day some of us kids in the drama class were rummaging around in a back room in the auditorium, trying to find stuff to make stage costumes.
We ran across an old Compton High yearbook from the fifties, and opened it up to have a look. Every face in there was white. Being kids, it came as quite a reality adjustment to us.
like blacks who worship this clown will eevr care what their messiah does.
They get told to vote for their non white guy and then defend him not knowing anything about this clown or what he stands for.
Blacks were supposed to be against feces pokers and yet they voted for him
they vote for the party of the KKK, slavery anti civil rights, segregation but as long they get their non white guy in power and get their food stamps as I was told off a fmaly of them then that is all they care
Someone should tell ‘em to relax - Obama wouldn’t have won a second term without the votes of America’s army of illegals.
He has to do SOMETHING for ‘em.
lets not forget I know many whites from Africa who now live here and they hate the term African AMerican as to the dummies out there they think AA is just black people