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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:13 PM
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An Emerging Catastrophe
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 01:15 PM by varun
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/opinion/19HERB.html

By BOB HERBERT

Published: July 19, 2004

Drive through some of the black neighborhoods in cities and towns across America and you will see the evidence of an emerging catastrophe levels of male joblessness that mock the very idea of stable, viable communities...

...A new study of black male employment trends has come up with the following extremely depressing finding: "By 2002, one of every four black men in the U.S. was idle all year long. This idleness rate was twice as high as that of white and Hispanic males."...

...Things fall apart when 25 percent of the male population is jobless. (This does not even begin to address the very serious problems of underemployment, such as part-time or temporary jobs, and extremely low-wage work.) Men in a permanent state of joblessness are in no position to take on the roles of husband and father. Marriage? Forget about it. Child support? Ditto....

Family Values, anyone? Sanctitiy of marriage? :eyes:


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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:15 PM
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1. Please post a link to this important article.
Thanks.
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:15 PM
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2. here's the link
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:19 PM
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3. Thanks for editing and adding it.
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:01 PM
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4. How many Republicans are aware of this statistic?
Better yet, how many actually care?
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:09 AM
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5. none
Republicans could care less!
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