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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

pkennedy Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 6:21 PM
No, "racial minority" means anything darker than a paper bag. It could be a dark-skinned East Asian, a dark-skinned Vietnamese, a dark-skinned Puerto Rican, or a dark-skinned Native American, whom people think is "black" when they see us regardless of actual ethnicity. I guess on the Internet it's "safe" to go around calling dark-skinned Puerto Ricans "black" for the purposes of this article.....??

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted a particular segment of the nation’s struggling unemployed. That is in itself is not surprising. After all, black unemployment exceeds the unemployment level for handicapped people and many other challenged groups within our nation. The group that the Post profiled was people with Ph.D.s in the sciences. An increasing number of chemists, biologists and other scientists who have invested heavily in their education are finding themselves jobless. Of those who are employed, thousands are doing lower-wage “post-doc” work in laboratories, as opposed to heading up research projects or teaching in universities.

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