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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Not to mention the full employment that slavery brought with it.
    Either that is the dumbest comment I have heard in a week or you are doing that wage slavery nonsense again. Do you know why minimum wage was created? Because blacks were undercutting whites and taking every job available. Sorry, bro.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Not to mention the full employment that slavery brought with it.
    Ahhhhh....slavery

    There are some interesting things about the entire issue of slavery that strikes me as being highly ironic. Slavery did not start out as such--It was originally just an extension of indentured servitude, which many of our (white) ancestors used to come over here. Outright permanent slavery was illegal in the colonies, and it took lawsuits and precedent in order to establish a permanent, life-long condition of bondage in the law.

    According to a couple of sources, the original lawsuit that was used to establish a condition of permanent indentured servitude was brought by a black owner, who felt that his less-civilized fellow Africans couldn't adapt to life on their own. Apparently, he felt that he had the obligation to keep them in indentured servitude for life, in order to "help" them. Later on, some records indicate that he lost his new slaves over a matter of debt to a white planter.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    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.

    Black names and racism in the hiring process - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    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.
    I denied racism exists in the labor market?

    I do believe i said i believe that this speaks more to skill sets than racism.
    you are free to believe it's speaks more to racism if you want, and i'm sure you'll have plenty of corroboration to be found on the internet for that opinion..

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I denied racism exists in the labor market?

    I do believe i said i believe that this speaks more to skill sets than racism.
    you are free to believe it's speaks more to racism if you want, and i'm sure you'll have plenty of corroboration to be found on the internet for that opinion..
    My mistake. Can you summarize just which skill sets blacks lack that whites don't that might cause such a discrepancy, or at least provide a source to back up your opinion?

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Either that is the dumbest comment I have heard in a week or you are doing that wage slavery nonsense again. Do you know why minimum wage was created? Because blacks were undercutting whites and taking every job available. Sorry, bro.


    You certainly have a habit of ignoring what is said to you in favor of insults and attacks.

    Do you believe this somehow adds credibility to your image when you are impotent to actually respond to what is being discussed?
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You certainly have a habit of ignoring what is said to you in favor of insults and attacks.

    Do you believe this somehow adds credibility to your image when you are impotent to actually respond to what is being discussed?
    Says the kid that brought up slavery asking for a fight.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Hope and change, baby, hope and change.
    Wait you're posting a source, which by the way isn't affiliated with the gov't, that states quote "racial discrimination in the labor market continues to play a role" and you are AGAINST change? Just because its an Obama campaign slogan? What the hell....

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    My mistake. Can you summarize just which skill sets blacks lack that whites don't that might cause such a discrepancy, or at least provide a source to back up your opinion?
    The mean IQ of blacks is 85. The mean IQ of whites is 100. One half of the white population has an IQ below 100. 5/6ths of the black population has an IQ below 100. The Military has a qualifying test for potential enlistees:


    Among white test-takers, 16 percent scored below the minimum score required by the Army. For Hispanic candidates, the rate of ineligibility was 29 percent. And for African-American youth, it was 39 percent. These dismally high ineligible rates for minority youth in our subsample of data are similar to the ineligible rates of all minority Army applicants as recorded over the last ten years.


    People who can't qualify to enlist in the military are also going to have trouble in the civilian job market.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Says the kid that brought up slavery asking for a fight.
    Perhaps this is news to you Henrin - slavery is a historical reality. Bringing it up is not asking for a fight. It is merely introducing a part of the historical record.
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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The mean IQ of blacks is 85. The mean IQ of whites is 100. One half of the white population has an IQ below 100. 5/6ths of the black population has an IQ below 100. The Military has a qualifying test for potential enlistees:


    Among white test-takers, 16 percent scored below the minimum score required by the Army. For Hispanic candidates, the rate of ineligibility was 29 percent. And for African-American youth, it was 39 percent. These dismally high ineligible rates for minority youth in our subsample of data are similar to the ineligible rates of all minority Army applicants as recorded over the last ten years.


    People who can't qualify to enlist in the military are also going to have trouble in the civilian job market.
    I've taken the EST and the ASVAB. It's completely passable if you have a working understanding of basic arithmetic and the English language.

    I was more curious to find out what thrilla was talking about when he was referring to skills mismatches that seem to put blacks at a disadvantage.

    Also, RD, racial discrepancies exist even when we control for other factors like intelligence, qualifications, experience, etc.

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