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Black Unemployment

Individualrights1st Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:26 AM
When I think of all the people who should be working the question always arises "where?". There aren't enough jobs anymore for those who really want to work. The politicians have completely destroyed the manufacturing jobs in this country that were once entry level for many of the young. And even a small business that thinks "boy I could use a little help around here" can't really afford it or handle all the regulations involved.

A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent." Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let's look at this, but first let's look at some history.

From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force...