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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Its the stereotypes built into our everyday lives. Don't act like you have never heard them before. Mexican people are illegal immigrants, belong to gangs, steal stuff, and are poor, black people are lazy, have "welfare queen" moms, eat fried chicken and watermelon, white people can't jump, blondes are dumb, etc... the list goes on. They aren't true most the time, but because of the stereotypes built up in American society over the years people more quickly jump to these conclusions.
    A good point. My whole point is that racism is less subtle and "in-your-face" than it was a generation or two ago. Rarely these days does racism manifests itself in the form of someone calling you "nigger" or "chink" or "honkie/cracker". But it is subtle, and still just as pervasive. If the average black man portrayed in the media is a "bonafide thug," and one is bombarded with these media messages on a daily basis, you might just fail to hire a black guy because those TV messages are operating in the back of your mind on a subconscious level, and I wouldn't even blame you!

    Racism is a force that operates less on the individual level, and more on the societal/social level days, as well as the human subconscious.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Its the stereotypes built into our everyday lives. Don't act like you have never heard them before. Mexican people are illegal immigrants, belong to gangs, steal stuff, and are poor, black people are lazy, have "welfare queen" moms, eat fried chicken and watermelon, white people can't jump, blondes are dumb, etc... the list goes on. They aren't true most the time, but because of the stereotypes built up in American society over the years people more quickly jump to these conclusions.
    One of the biggest problems that the black community has, is that there are far too many blacks that work their asses off, everyday, to prove those stereotypes correct. Don't believe it? Take a look at the so-called leaders of the black community.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The problem is, however, it's not just being, "pointed out". It's being used as an excuse for failure and for government intervention in the private sector.
    By some, certainly. I point it out more as a potential explanation than an excuse, and I'm entirely aware that the government isn't capable of getting rid of racism.

    And I totally agree that no matter what, it's up to the individual to have ambition and make the best out of his or her situation.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    One of the biggest problems that the black community has, is that there are far too many blacks that work their asses off, everyday, to prove those stereotypes correct. Don't believe it? Take a look at the so-called leaders of the black community.
    There's also many more who try to prove them wrong, but because they don't fit the stereotype that already exists, their achievements aren't in the public eye as much. Our 24-hour newstainment machine benefits much more from covering those that fit the stereotype than those that don't, IMHO.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    For those Blacks un-employed ... It's their own faults for not having jobs.
    It amazes me when ever I see Land Scappers (Lawn Keepers)... I see only Mexicans or Guatamalans doing the work.
    When ever I see brick layers, ditch diggers, or laborers, all I see are Mexicans or Guatamalans doing the work.
    When ever I go into a McDonalds, Burger Kings, or any fast food restaurant, I see only Mexicans behind the counters doing the work.

    The reason blacks don't want those jobs...they don't want to work for starting minimum wages. They think their worth more.
    Or their just too lazy, and prefer sponging off Welfare, Food Stamps and rapeing Social Security Disability with phoney cases.

    And there are the White Trash that do the same thing.

    Thats is the bottom line.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    There's also many more who try to prove them wrong, but because they don't fit the stereotype that already exists, their achievements aren't in the public eye as much. Our 24-hour newstainment machine benefits much more from covering those that fit the stereotype than those that don't, IMHO.
    Those of us that try to prove the stereotypes wrong are a small minority, within the black community. For our trouble, we're called racists, race traitors, Uncle Toms, etc.

    An atmoshere has been created in the black community, where success is looked down upon. We can thank idiots like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    For those Blacks un-employed ... It's their own faults for not having jobs.
    It amazes me when ever I see Land Scappers (Lawn Keepers)... I see only Mexicans or Guatamalans doing the work.
    When ever I see brick layers, ditch diggers, or laborers, all I see are Mexicans or Guatamalans doing the work.
    When ever I go into a McDonalds, Burger Kings, or any fast food restaurant, I see only Mexicans behind the counters doing the work.

    The reason blacks don't want those jobs...they don't want to work for starting minimum wages. They think their worth more.
    Or their just too lazy, and prefer sponging off Welfare, Food Stamps and rapeing Social Security Disability with phoney cases.

    And there are the White Trash that do the same thing.

    Thats is the bottom line.

    The root problem is education and I think it should be privatized. Public education in America needs a hard reset. ...And a future without the Department of Education or the teachers union.

    The whole system needs to be torn down and replaced a system that rewards high performance rather than simply union membership

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    One of the biggest problems that the black community has, is that there are far too many blacks that work their asses off, everyday, to prove those stereotypes correct. Don't believe it? Take a look at the so-called leaders of the black community.
    True, and even more to a degree in popular culture. Look on MTV with the rap videos, in your everyday comedy movies when they crack a joke about black people, ... Also,you just have these things ingrained into our culture. Where I live there are a lot of Mexican/Hispanic people, particularly in Greeley. There are so many negative stereotypes flowing out of that area, and they are probably only true less than 5% of the time. If a **** load of stuff gets stolen from a construction site around here the first thing out of someones mouth is "It was probably a Mexican." Right or wrong these things will negatively effect other minorities ability to get a job.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Those of us that try to prove the stereotypes wrong are a small minority, within the black community. For our trouble, we're called racists, race traitors, Uncle Toms, etc.

    An atmoshere has been created in the black community, where success is looked down upon. We can thank idiots like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for that.
    I don't believe that. There's more blacks in college than in jail.

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    Re: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years

    My take on the issue is that it's neither Obama's or the black communities fault. The sad reality is that many African Americans work lower income jobs. due to the recession these jobs have been cut and many have lost their source of income. It's not "Obama hurting the black community" or "blacks are lazy and won't work." (which is an incredibly racist opinion).
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