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Re: “Pay attention

Heather Wilson, blacks have NOT been prevented from pursuing the skilled trades as a result of biases. In fact, during the decade of the 1930's--scarcely 60 years after the Civil War--the number of blacks entering the skilled trades was a good deal higher than for whites. Blacks were able to cut the percentage of their numbers living in poverty from 80% to 43% in the period from 1940 to 1960.

However, with the implementation of LBJ's War on Poverty programs, the plight of blacks began to decline. Fewer sought meaningful work skills and more sought a government check. The culture degraded. Black on black crime rose. The percentage of violent crimes committed by blacks rose. Along with the minimum wage which keeps young blacks unemployed, we have what we have now.

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Posted by adawson84 on 07/22/2017 at 2:52 PM


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