Of course Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and south Asian residents of America are invisible. Don't know how they managed to pull that off. But how often do you see them mentioned in news articles about unemployment, crime, incarceration, adultery, illegitimate births, high school drop-outs, or other problems? You'd never know that they have lower rates of all those problems. They do not fit the reigning narrative on race which Attorney General Eric Holder is trying to defend by calling us cowards. Black and Hispanic unemployment levels are higher than the white unemployment level.
9.7 percent: The unemployment rate for Hispanics in January 2009, an increase of 3.5 percentage points from December 2007 and the highest level since 1995.
12.6 percent: The unemployment rate for African Americans in January 2009, an increase of 3.7 percentage points since December 2007 and the highest level since 1994.
6.9 percent: The unemployment rate for whites, an increase of 2.5 percentage points since December 2007 and the highest level since 1983.
Since I prefer a society that works better to one that works worse (making myself somewhat of a statistical outlier apparently) I immediately ask "Why not stop letting in Hispanics who will suffer higher levels of unemployment?" Do our liberal leaders want more unemployment, more high school drop-outs, more illegitimate births, and more other social pathology?
Did you know that Hispanic immigration lowers black employment and lowers black wages? As if things weren't bad enough already we've got to make them worse. Maybe our leaders want to have massive problems to solve. They just do not feel challenged enough. Let us run up massive trade deficits, massive budget deficits, raise unemployment rates, raise crime rates, increase pollution, increase strains on ecosystems, lower average levels of education, just really mess things up. Then see if their brilliances can solve all these problems. It is like someone playing tennis with one hand tied behind their back while lugging around a bowling ball tied to their ankle.
Hey, why not wear blindfolds too? That seems like one of their techniques. Show that the blind can achieve just as much as the seeing. That's gotta be what political correctness is all about. Handicap us by denying access to the truth. Then try to manage society with falsehoods. That's America in the post-1960s era.
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