They are right. People in the black community have been mishandled for generations by those who would want to trade their opportunities to be free of dependency for guaranteed votes. We all know this. Look at Detroit or Chicago or any big city and you can see how the black communities have been used improperly. It’s unfair. Now, the black community hears the sound of the bus beeping as it begins to back over them one more time. And again, it is driven by the big liberal establishment who has grown tired of the blacks and wants to cultivate the “new black voter”- Hispanics. The Hispanic voting bloc is growing and has passed the black population for the first time, which didn’t get by some more engaged black activists. Between birth rates and immigration they will continue to grow.
One activists asks a good question.
Read the accompanying article “Where Black and Brown Collide”!!! America’s Black over-class has yet to wake up from “the Dream of the 1960s.” Isn’t it amazing that even though 95% of all the Hispanics now living in this country have been here less than 30 years, they have quickly learned not only to disrespect native Black Americans, but to challenge Blacks socioeconomically, politically and physically. Hispanics know how to demand “unearned benefits’ in this country by “monkeying Blacks” using the broad concepts of minorities, diversity, multi-cultural, and people of color. In 30 years, Hispanics have not only surpassed native Blacks in population percentages (which effectively renders the black vote null and void), but they insist that as the new “majority-minority,” all private and public assistance must pass into their hands first, then they will decide if and what Native Blacks are entitled to receive. No one, not one single Black Civil rights leaders has ever challenged or questioned why Hispanics are classified as a minority, when up until 1970, they were classified as “Whites,” and even today, 98 percent of all Hispanics, on their driver licenses, immigration papers, or in private confessions, call accepted as “Whites.” Since they were the third ethnic and language group to enslave Blacks all around the world, especially in Central and South America, why are they treated as equal to Blacks?
Because your liberal white leaders like Durbin and Pelosi and Reid see the writing on the wall. Your time has passed as the guaranteed 98% voting for democrats population. Your vote will always be that way. You’ve been trained for generations, so it is taken for granted. The new danger is the Hispanic vote swinging towards Republicans and that can’t happen. So funding, employment opportunities and other federal options will be directed away from the old guaranteed voting bloc and toward the new voting bloc.
It’s politics on a grand scale and for the leaders of the black community to blame the Republicans is wrongheaded.
A group of black leaders will issue an open letter Monday calling on members of the Senate “Gang of Eight,” the Congressional Black Caucus, and senators from states with the highest rates of black unemployment to consider the impact the Senate’s immigration bill will have on black unemployment.
“[It] is our position that each Congress must consider the disastrous effects that Senate Bill 744 would have on low skill workers of all races, while paying particular attention to the potential harm to African Americans. Credible research indicates that black workers will suffer the greatest harm if this legislation were to be passed,” the letter, signed by members of the Black American Leadership Alliance, reads.
Citing separate research from Harvard University economics George Borjas, University of California San Diego economics professor Gordon H. Hanson, Professor Vernon Briggs of Cornell University, and others, the signers assert that mass legalization and increases in immigration will disproportionately harm black Americans, specifically by depressing wages and increasing competition for low-skill jobs.
“Many studies have shown that black Americans are disproportionately harmed by mass immigration and amnesty,” the letter reads. “Most policy makers who favor the legalization of nearly 11 million aliens fail to acknowledge that decades of high immigration levels have caused unemployment to rise significantly, most particularly among black Americans.”
The letter notes that while the Gang of Eight immigration bill will increase visas for high skilled workers, black workers will be the ones who will suffer the most if the bill passes.
“Of course, some of the immigrants referred to by Senate Bill S. 744 work in high-skill sectors, but the vast majority of them will compete with young Americans for entry level jobs, including jobs traditionally held by black workers in the low skilled wage sector,” the letter says.
They are right. Now the reality is this, there are good kids wanting to work who happen to be black. They can’t find work. There is also a good number of black and whites who won’t work for the money offered in some fields, including construction and field work. I can relate to this issue personally. When Hurricane Charlie ravaged Florida my house was hit and my roof needed repair. When the construction crews came out I noticed one group that took the roof off were Mexican and the ones that put it back on were Guatemalans. Both crews worked hard and efficiently. They did a great job. Their supervisor was a forty-something year old white guy. When I was talking to him about what I saw he was pretty honest. He said that for the money his company could offer a worker, he could NOT get a white or black applicant. They just refused to do this kind of hard work in this kind of weather (it is hot in Florida) for the wages offered. Hispanics, mostly illegals, on the other hand were more than happy. They wanted to work and worked hard to get the job right.
I can’t judge anyone on this. But the economic reality is we have spoiled our workers to the point that to get them to work on a roof would probably take an increase in wages three times what is offered today. When that occurs, the cost will be passed onto the consumer, who won’t stand for it. A ten thousand dollar roof will become a twenty thousand dollar roof and that won’t fly.
The question becomes two-fold; economics and political. I’m afraid that even though the black activists have a point it won’t matter. The times have passed a lot of established things by; the family, religion, marriage, workplace security, our worldview of America’s role, and now the importance of the black voters versus the money they get.
“Transformation” isn’t always a good thing as the activists in the African-American community are now realizing.
Tough. But welcome to the club.