May 24, 2006


Rising black-Latino clash on jobs (Daniel B. Wood, 5/25/06, The Christian Science Monitor)

While Los Angeles is ground zero for black-Hispanic friction these days, echoes of Vaughn's words are rising throughout urban black America as Congress labors over immigration reform. In cities where almost half of the young black men are unemployed, a debate is raging over whether Latinos - undocumented and not - are elbowing aside blacks for jobs in stores, restaurants, hotels, manufacturing plants, and elsewhere. [...]

"In this era of mass immigration, no group has benefited less or been harmed more than the African-American population," says Vernon Briggs, a Cornell University professor who researches immigration policy and the American labor force.

That's likely false, but as long as blacks believe it the GOP can work the tension. Throw in Labor, Secular, and Environmentalist hostility and you've got a big winner.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2006 8:07 PM

I think it's true, OJ. How many times can you see someone come in as a dishwasher and leave as the owner, while being "ethic" before you figure out that racism will not stop you from being a success?
Very bad for blacks as a group, wonderful for those who take the lesson to heart and stop being black and start being people.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at May 24, 2006 8:24 PM

Irony abounds in the shattered dreams of a "minority-majority."

Only a couple of years ago the plantation-overlooker class had been predicting that then-current population trends, largely based on Hispanic growth, were to bring about a situation in which Americans of non-Hispanic European descent were to have become a stastistical minority.

The dream was that this would usher in an era of irredentist spoilation, under the leadership of African-Americans, as the self-appointed doyens of the new regime.

Of course this was nonsense. New Americans do not come here to destroy but to partake of our way of life.

There is even worse news than that. New Americans feel no sense of guilt or shame for social phenomena resolved long before their arrival.

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 25, 2006 6:25 AM

Tribes,tribes and more tribes.

You're wise to insist on raising your own family in 3rd?,4th?,whitest state in the former union.

Posted by: ghhjk at May 25, 2006 8:22 AM

Too many French Canadians.

Posted by: oj at May 25, 2006 8:28 AM

Blacks unfortunately have allowed themselves to be hoodwinked by their "leaders" and while individuals will continue to enter mainstream society, on the whole blacks will remain in custodial care for as long as taxpayers continue to pay their bills. They are plain and simple a voting block to be manipulated by leftwing politicians to keep them in office and by civil rights activists to keep them in the lap of luxury.

Their special circumstances as descendents of slaves is bogus as is their pipe dream of reparations. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed 143 years ago in 1863 and roughly seven generations have passed since then. It's long past time they raise up some leaders who have a clue.

Luckily, no national leaders have emerged in the Spanish speaking immigrant population whom the media can legitimize as speaking for them all. Local leaders on the west coast can't claim to speak for Cubans in Miami or Puerto Ricans in New York and vice versa.

Posted by: erp at May 25, 2006 9:08 AM