Blacks in South LA have a bleaker jobs picture than in 1992

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Paul Burdette
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by Paul Burdette - Jun. 3, 2012

The article in the Los Angeles Times on Black unemployment levels is interesting. It brings in hint of structural racism and effects of a community to rise above any one certain stratification of economic condition. What would have been more compelling if the numbers given where compared to other ethnic races in the same geography. This would cement that the problem has possible links to extraneous variables based on race. The article states that median income for Blacks is lower when adjusted for inflation, but does not give specific umbers or comparisons to other ethnicities in the same region. Is this an issue unique to Blacks? Is it an issue unique to Blacks residing in the area mentioned in LA? Or is it a national issue that has affected all citizens? Is the cause that many Blacks who have found success move out of the area, as cited in the article? One point I do like in the article is the parallel given with Hispanics and their attitudes and behaviors in the job market and how this improves their standing. I believe that all communities should be more active and personally involved in controlling their own destiny.

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