Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn

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Contessa says - At a time when there are over 14 million unemployed U.S. citizens and the segment most affected by rampant, uncontrolled illegal immigration and the resulting depression of wages and increase in public spending for services related to that are those citizens on the lower-end of the economic scale like the men in this article, It is absolutely absurd that Senators Arlen Specter and Sen. McCain and Kennedy are proposing a guestworker/amnesty program for 12 million illegal immigrants! Our elected officials have a duty only to represent the needs of the U.S. citizens of this country, especially those on the lower-end of the economic scale. There may be 12 million illegal immigrants who, armed with a false sense of entitlement and loud voices brazenly make unjustified demands on our government, our taxpayers and citizens for benefits and privileges of citizenship and residency that they did not earn, but there are over 250 million U.S. citizens and our demands must be met.

Enough is enough! No guestworkers, no amnesty. Enforce the law. No benefits/no privileges. Secure the borders now.

NY Times

Black men in the United States face a far more dire situation than is portrayed by common employment and education statistics, a flurry of new scholarly studies warn, and it has worsened in recent years even as an economic boom and a welfare overhaul have brought gains to black women and other groups.

Focusing more closely than ever on the life patterns of young black men, the new studies, by experts at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and other institutions, show that the huge pool of poorly educated black men are becoming ever more disconnected from the mainstream society, and to a far greater degree than comparable white or Hispanic men.

Especially in the country’s inner cities, the studies show, finishing high school is the exception, legal work is scarcer than ever and prison is almost routine, with incarceration rates climbing for blacks even as urban crime rates have declined.

Although the problems afflicting poor black men have been known for decades, the new data paint a more extensive and sobering picture of the challenges they face.

One Response to “Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn”

  1. Richard Says:

    My problem with illegal immigrations is the fact that it is illegal. Which for a country founded on the rule of law should be a problem for all law biding citizens. However, this countries respect for the law is severly clouded by the pursuit of an improved profit margin. The current economic model in this country encourages the behavior of illegal immigration in that illegal immigratans are paid below a living wage and without benefits; whereas the people who are said “will not do the work” are actual citizens on the lower end of the economic specturm that will require the payment of the minimum wage, withholdings of local, state, federal taxes along with FICA (a.k.a. adminstrative overhead) and just maybe, the ever disappering, health and retirement benefit. Yes, it is all about more money for the employers of illegal immigratans at the exepense of all citizens. If that is the American way, it shouldn’t be.

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