View Poll Results: Why does unemployment for African-Americans remains so high?

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  • Employers discriminate against African-Americans

    112 47.86%
  • The welfare state subsidizing bad choices and laziness

    14 5.98%
  • Parental and family failure

    16 6.84%
  • Many African Americans are convinced its hopeless

    10 4.27%
  • Historic discrimination's adverse effect African-American psychology

    36 15.38%
  • Refusal to re-locate to job markets

    4 1.71%
  • Inferior schools for African-Americans

    43 18.38%
  • Culture and media have created excuses for African-Americans

    12 5.13%
  • Cultural bias against African-Americans

    47 20.09%
  • IDK/Other

    10 4.27%
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It's not an option in the poll, but I would add that African Americans are also more likely to be competing with cheaper, illegal labor who can underbid them.
    I would also add in a rising minimum wage. That keeps people out of the entry-level workforce.

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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    When reading about this good samaritan, it also immediately came to mind that he was trying to do the 'right' and noble thing, and got little more than unfairly branded for it. With that sort of response from society, is it any wonder that good samaritan acts are decreasing? (If they are, would seem like they would be).

    There's no legal recourse to expunge his record of this arrest record?
    I spoke with a lawyer friend about getting it sealed but he says convictions can be sealed but arrest records cannot since there is no "criminal history" to conceal. I suspect he was thinking I was asking for a pro bono favor (which I was :-)) and came up with an excuse to get out of it.

    I think this sort thing needs to be ruled against by the courts or a police agency somewhere is going to have to be sued for defamation for it to end.
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    Because they don't know how to do a job. ANy job.
    'They' being Africans?
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I would also add in a rising minimum wage. That keeps people out of the entry-level workforce.
    What? Those jobs disappear?
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I spoke with a lawyer friend about getting it sealed but he says convictions can be sealed but arrest records cannot since there is no "criminal history" to conceal. I suspect he was thinking I was asking for a pro bono favor (which I was :-)) and came up with an excuse to get out of it.

    I think this sort thing needs to be ruled against by the courts or a police agency somewhere is going to have to be sued for defamation for it to end.
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Which is mostly the result of family failure and lack of access to decent schools.

    I put those down as the top two, followed by discrimination (which happens clandestinely).
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    Show up on time.

    Do the job. Learn a few tasks.

    Don't act like an idiot, ie hide from the boss games.

    It does not take years of schooling to learn this.
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    You don't need a school to teach.

    Show up on time.

    Do the job. Learn a few tasks.

    Don't act like an idiot, ie hide from the boss games.

    It does not take years of schooling to learn this.
    Some, many or most jobs operate of a political culture. Favoritism, who sucks up the best, who does the boss have a crush on, dare I say who sleeps with the boss, who plays golf with the boss, who has dirt on the company that could land the owner in jail, etc.; very often matter more than job performance. Some places being the wrong race plays a role on who gets hired, promoted and given raises albeit unofficially, of course.
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    You don't need a school to teach.

    Show up on time.

    Do the job. Learn a few tasks.

    Don't act like an idiot, ie hide from the boss games.

    It does not take years of schooling to learn this.
    But it might take years of education to approach a job with this attitude and still expect to keep it and get paid.
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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    And yet it's demonstrable

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    Re: What is the unemployment rate for African-Americans so high?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    What? Those jobs disappear?
    Yes. They do.

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