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African-American Middle Class Eroding As Unemployment Rate Soars

In the News - Thursday, July 28, 2011

The unemployment situation across America is bad, no doubt. But for African-Americans in some cities, this is not the great recession. It’s the Great Depression.

Take Charlotte, N.C., for example. It is a jewel of the “new South.” The largest financial center outside of New York City, it's the showcase for next year’s Democratic National Convention. It was a land of hope and opportunity for many blacks with a four-year college degree or higher.

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, in Charlotte, N.C., the unemployment rate for African-Americans is 19.2 percent. If you add in people who have given up looking for jobs, that number exceeds 20 percent, which, according to economists Algernon Austin and William Darity, has effectively mired blacks in a depression.

By John Roberts -- Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/28/african-american-middle-class-eroding-as-unemployment-rate-soars/?test=latestnews

Black workers' crisis may linger after upturn

In the News - Monday, November 30, 2009

The recession has compounded a decades-long problem for black workers, who began the downturn facing a far higher jobless rate than the general population and have fared worse since.
< Now experts are worried that many blacks will remain in crisis even as the economy begins to recover, largely because the recession has eliminated so many working-class jobs in sectors like manufacturing and retail that are likely to come back slowly, if at all.

By Allison Linn -- MSNBC.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34068710/ns/business-economy_at_a_crossroads/

The Rainbow Coalition Evaporates

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Though blacks have long worried that the country’s growing foreign-born population, especially its swelling rolls of illegal immigrants, harmed their economic prospects, they have also followed their political leadership in backing liberal immigration policies. Now, however, as new waves of immigration inundate historically African-American neighborhoods, black opinion is hardening against the influx..."

The City Journal via FrontPageMagazine.com; January 28, 2008

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.aspx?GUID=095E35AF-CDB5-4DBA-890D-90F05633A960

Tancredo wins applause at NAACP

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Tancredo said he gets 'insulted' every time he hears that illegal immigrants are working jobs American citizens won't take. 'I've done those jobs, you've done those jobs, our kids have done those jobs,' he said."

The Boston Globe; July 12, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2007/07/tancredo_wins_a.html

Among Black Students, Many Immigrants

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Among students at 28 top U.S. universities, the representation of black students of first- and second-generation immigrant origin (27 percent) was about twice their representation in the national population of blacks their age (13 percent). Within the Ivy League, immigrant-origin students made up 41 percent of black freshmen..."

The Associated Press; April 30, 2007

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/30/AR2007043000106.html

In Diversity Push, Top Universities Enrolling More Black Immigrants

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Black American scholars such as Henry Louis Gates and Lani Guinier, two Harvard University professors, have said that white educators are skirting long-held missions to resolve historic wrongs against native black Americans by enrolling immigrants who look like them..."

The Washington Post; March 6, 2007

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/05/AR2007030501296.html

An immigration raid aids blacks for a time

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"For the first time since significant numbers of Latinos began arriving in Stillmore in the late 1990s, the plant's processing lines were made up predominantly of African-Americans..."

The Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post Gazette; January 17, 2007

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07017/754517-28.stm

Piercing black silence on immigration

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Last year's discussion of immigration rights borrowed generously from the civil rights movement, but it had little space for a black position on immigration..."

The Los Angeles Times; January 17, 2007

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-kaplan17jan17,0,2889376.column?coll=la-opinion-columnists

Some blacks say Latino immigrants taking their jobs

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"'This issue is not new; this preference for immigrant workers over native African-American workers is historical,' said Frank Morris, a former associate dean at the University of Maryland, College Park. Morris was also president of the Tacoma branch of the NAACP during the 1960s..."

The Seattle Times; June 12, 2006

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003055714_latinosvblacks12m.html

Are Black Americans being blackmailed to support illegal aliens' false civil rights claims?

In the News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"The civil rights which each black family earned generation by generation, struggling as citizens under threat of lynching, under threat of fire bombings, under threat of murder... but as citizens is being compared to illegal aliens who want "civil rights" that are not only not earned but they aren't warranted without citizenship..."

RenewAmerica.com; May 22, 2006

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/fobbs/060522

Polls

George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents (Blacks sampled)

Black Americans on Immigration - Friday, June 27, 2008

Results from the George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents released on June 8, 2007:

Results from the George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents released on June 8, 2007:

  • Sixty-eight percent of black Virginians oppose the creation of government-sponsored hiring centers for day laborers, which may include illegal aliens.
  • Almost eighty-one percent of black Virginians
    favor requiring local police to check the immigration status of people
    they encounter during routine activities, such as traffic violations.
  • Almost fifty-percent of black Virginians
    approve of groups of people known as Minutemen who look for illegal
    aliens along the Mexican border and in communities in order to report
    them to authorities.
  • Sixty-six percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration takes jobs away from American workers.
  • Seventy percenty of black Virginians agree that illegal alien workers in the labor market tend to lower the wages and salaries of American workers.
  • Sixty percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration hurts American customs and way of life.
  • Almost seventy-three percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration increases the dangers of terrorism.

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April, 2006 Field Poll (Blacks sampled)

Black Americans on Immigration - Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Results from the California Field Poll released on April 11, 2006:
  • 66% would support building a wall along major sections of the border between the U.S. and Mexico to stop illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.
  • 59% would impose stiff penalties on employers and individuals who hire illegal immigrants.
  • 54% would require undocumented workers who have lived in the U.S. for more than two years, but less than five years, to briefly leave the country and report to an American port of entry where they would be classified as temporary workers.
  • Only 28% would allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license in California.
  • 56% considered immigration a major issue in that year's (2006) upcoming gubernatorial elections. 

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