Why Is The Latino Poverty Rate So High?

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    Rachel Sheffield poses this interesting question @ Why Is The Latino Poverty Rate So High?
    I personally know where households exist on five or six members all working at minimum wage just to get by.
     
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    Boosh????
     
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    All waves of immigration are marked by poverty among the new population groups. It happened with the Polish, the Italians, the Irish, the Germans, the Chinese . . . you name it. This is not a mystery.
     
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    the same reason other Americans are having a shitty time.

    Bush and the republicans crashed the world economy.
     
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    Agreed. Even African Americans benefitted from the New Deal / Fair Deal policies that lifted the poor out of poverty and into the newly-minted American Middle Class, which was the envy of the world.

    So now that Mexican-Americans, Haitians, Persians, East Africans and so on are in poverty, while more and more of our sons and duaghters of the Polish, the Italians, the Irish, the Germans, and so on, are falling into poverty, what should be done for them that worked so well for our antecedents?
     
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    Wages should be increased, and the wealth concentrations should be reduced. Like in the 50's. The only way to rise above poverty is to have incomes increase.
     
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    Because they come here dirt poor, most of them at least?
     
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    Persians in poverty? hold on there sir, I met alot of Persians when I was in California and those guys always carried a fat bankroll.
     
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    Forcing businesses to increase wages solves nothing.

    How do you propose to "reduced wealth concentrations"?
     
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    Labor unions "forced" businesses to increase wages, thus helping to create a wage/salary environment that resulted in the largest and wealthiest middle class society in world history.

    Wealth concentrations can be reduced by returning the profits of labor to those that work.
     

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