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Black Unemployment

usathoughts Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 2:04 PM
Continued. A number of other hurdles, housing, food, tuition, etc. He just knew he would fail at every one of them, but he did not with a little help. The short version. He graduated as an Electronics Engineer, had a career with General Dynamics, and became a Republican. His handicap was overcome! One little thing. Not one Negro organization would help him. We tried. His sin, becoming a regular American.

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...