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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    read the very last line that American quoted again.
    I understood it the first time i read it.

    age and education =/= skill sets.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I understood it the first time i read it.

    age and education =/= skill sets.
    What evidence do you have that it's a skills mismatch problem when it comes to that huge disparity?

    And I would add that even if it's not employers themselves that are engaging in racist behavior (either consciously or subconsciously), this is still evidence of institutionalized racism.
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    What evidence do you have that it's a skills mismatch problem when it comes to that huge disparity?
    ooohhh, various articles on the internet regarding employable skills

    I don't have a super cool internet study that i can refer you to, if that's what you are asking for.

    also, i tend to have a bit more common sense approach to issues ... instead of having the knee jerk reactions of saying " well, obviously employers are racists and look for white people to hire instead of black people" I tend to believe that employers are looking for the best skill set they can find that can help their business in the most efficient manner possible.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    ooohhh, various articles on the internet regarding employable skills

    I don't have a super cool internet study that i can refer you to, if that's what you are asking for.

    also, i tend to have a bit more common sense approach to issues ... instead of having the knee jerk reactions of saying " well, obviously employers are racists and look for white people to hire instead of black people" I tend to believe that employers are looking for the best skill set they can find that can help their business in the most efficient manner possible.
    Reread, absorb, try again...

    And I would add that even if it's not employers themselves that are engaging in racist behavior (either consciously or subconsciously), this is still evidence of institutionalized racism.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    ooohhh, various articles on the internet regarding employable skills

    I don't have a super cool internet study that i can refer you to, if that's what you are asking for.

    also, i tend to have a bit more common sense approach to issues ... instead of having the knee jerk reactions of saying " well, obviously employers are racists and look for white people to hire instead of black people" I tend to believe that employers are looking for the best skill set they can find that can help their business in the most efficient manner possible.
    Employers and interviewers have their own prejudices just like everyone else. They also discriminate against the unemployed, and former criminals. In many cases prejudice is simply more convenient than evaluating an individual as an individual. I feel like I've done this too many times, but I'll give you the benefit since you're new. There IS evidence of racial discrimination in the labor market.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_n...hiring_process

    I'm not saying the disparity between blacks and everyone else is due purely to racism, but to deny that racism exists in the labor market is ignoring reality. And btw, racism CAN still exist without racists, believe it or not.
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    What's wrong with all those black people, clearly they don't have the guts to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and help themselves!

    Oh wait, no, it's all Obama's fault they can't help themselves!

    black people's fault? Obama's fault? Wait, i'm confused now...
    They will be kept happy with bread (welfare, extended unemployment benefits, food stamps, "free" healthcare) and circuses (all the entertainment you could wish for, lotteries, etc). Their votes are garnered by the unscrupulous with promises of redistribution of wealth and class warfare.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    I wish liberals would try to understand that unemployment in blacks was actually lower than whites before minimum wage. Ask yourself this, if people are racist how can that be true? What I'm telling you is there is reasons outside of racism for the problem you are talking about. Please, please, please, look into it.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I wish liberals would try to understand that unemployment in blacks was actually lower than whites before minimum wage.
    Not to mention the full employment that slavery brought with it.
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I wish liberals would try to understand that unemployment in blacks was actually lower than whites before minimum wage. Ask yourself this, if people are racist how can that be true? What I'm telling you is there is reasons outside of racism for the problem you are talking about. Please, please, please, look into it.
    If you have a link for that, I would like to see it. But regardless, a higher or lower unemployment among blacks does not dismiss the reality of the existence of racism in the earlier 20th century.
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Reread, absorb, try again...

    mind your manners.

    i'm not being a dick to you, don't be one to me.

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