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Black Unemployment

rwilco Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:26 AM
I am white. I started working full-time when I was 15. I was lucky to get a job since the law only allowed 16year olds to work as I did. I was scullery help, picked up trash, waited tables, worked at MacDonald's, and I never had a job I didn't enjoy. I am 70 now and hope to work another fifteen years. My five white kids have worked since they were teens--not as regularly nor sedulously as I, but they have worked. Black people need to listen to Professors Williams and Sowell and grow up and give up the idea that "gangsta" is cool and that they are entitled to anything at all.

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...