Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by manifold, Sep 4, 2010.
The Associated Press: Economy 101: Jobless rate widens for black workers
Neither. We just don't encourage educational value in certain demographics. For this, I tend to blame the Democrats. They have made 'minorities' a 'pet project' and have failed them badly. They do it for the votes, they don't actually help minorities in any meaningful way. Instead of pushing programs that encourage education and positive outcomes, they encourage 'entitlement' programs.
Is there anything you can't blame the democrats for CG?
If you paid real attention, mani, you would know that I often blame both sides. I certainly view all politicians with equal contempt.... However, on this particular subject.... it is the Dems that have failed the minorities. They set themselves up as the 'party of minorities' and treat them like children.
I think she has a point- take the black congressional caucus, an interesting exercise I performed like a year ago, on another forum.
I took the time to evaluate 20 of their districts as to educational achievement, drop out rates etc....for a block of congress- people whom beat the drum for every entitlement they can get their hands on and laud education the graduations rates in their districts are horrid and inhabit the biottom quartile.
Now you can certainly take 20 random white congressional districts and may, may find the same, but then they are not suffering the unemployment vacuum we see here, they don’t have a caucus have a caucus and use their muscle to eat up earmarks and make a great show of helping their people and all the while saying they are getting kept down, this has been going on for 40 years, something aint right in that formula....and to top it off, the numbers have trended downward, like a sagging branch.
Simply put they talk the talk but don't walk the walk. They take NEA and associated teachers union money and fight every reform of such, tooth and nail, there by hurting their own to feather their own beds.....it is what it is.
The biggest factor in employment has been intelligence and the acquisition of useful skills. This holds true for all races.
A secondary factor supports CG's assertion that liberal policies have hurt blacks disproportionately. Some groups over or underperform their intelligence levels. Black students earn lower grades and take easier majors than their individual SAT scores would predict. The most likely reason for this is the negative effect of affirmative action on black student's study habits. While whites and asians know their future depends on hard work and good grades, blacks know that there is a back door open to any black with a reasonable intellectual ability whether they work hard or not. The liberal policies that devolved AA into defacto quotas rather than a help up based on individual efforts, assured that this difference would appear. A large portion of black students are as much as two standard deviation lower in qualifications and this shows as it is not unusual for 50% of black students to be in the bottom 10% of their class.
agreed, in addition we have set them up from the social aspect, to underperform as well.
Look at historical charts, if memory serves, prior to minimal wage laws, UE was pretty even among the races and age groups. It's sad but as long as more blacks drop out of school and more blacks don't learn a trade; among other things; the UE rate will be higher;imho; than that of their racial counterparts in other groups.
Months ago I posted a study that showed that employment rates were about 80% explained by school achievement at age 18. It also presented military results that showed skill acquisition was dependant on intelligece level as measured by AFQT and that the results were not racially different except for a slight overprediction for blacks.
I love it when people try to blame liberals for this kind of stuff. You guys assume we are all stupid enough to believe you.
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