During the 1960s, one neighborhood in San Francisco had the lowest income, the highest unemployment rate, the highest proportion of families with incomes under $4,000 per year, the least educational attainment, the highest tuberculosis rate, the highest proportion of substandard housing of any area of the city. That neighborhood was called Chinatown. Yet in 1965, there were only five persons of Chinese ancestry committed to prison in the entire state of California.
The Chinese were for many years denied access to public schools of California, not allowed to testify against whites in trials, and made the object of discriminatory taxation. (p. 473)
The experience of the Chinese and Japanese suggests that social isolation, substandard living conditions, and general poverty are not invariably associated with high crime rates among racially distinct groups. (p. 474)Well, modern sociologists tasked by academia (whose sole directive is white displacement/genocide at this point) to explain away black dysfunction and why majority black communities in Detroit and Birmingham fail to create even a semblance of a modern-economy use buzzwords like "spatial inequality" to further castigate white people for their industriousness in creating economies wherever they set up new communities free of the pernicious influence of the Black Undertow Effect.
|Walter Williams - "Black youths are becoming virtually useless for the increasingly high-tech world of the 21st century."|
Walter Williams newest column - on black unemployment (what we have dubbed the "black unemployable" rate) includes what at first appears a throw-away final paragraph, since it doesn't read as a proper concluding thought. Here it is:
Then there's education. Black youths are becoming virtually useless for the increasingly high-tech world of the 21st century. According to a 2001 report by Abigail Thernstrom, "The Racial Gap in Academic Achievement," many black 12th-graders dealt with scientific problems at the level of whites in the sixth grade; they wrote about as well as whites in the eighth grade. The average black high-school senior had math skills on a par with a typical white student in the middle of seventh grade. The average 17-year-old black student could only read as well as the typical white child who had not yet reached age 13. That means an employer hiring the typical black high-school graduate is in effect hiring an eighth-grader.Detroit is in ruins, though Ed Feulner writing at Real Clear Politics can't even be bothered with mention any aspect to the racial/economic correlation to its downfall.
Across this nation, wherever "Chinatowns" are found, one encounters a low-crime area with a thriving entrepreneurial class.
Across this nation, wherever black people are found, one encounters a high-crime area where legitimate businesses have been scared away from operating -- the risk far outweighing any reward (or tax-break in these "Enterprise Zones").
Black youths are becoming virtually useless. Were it not for government jobs (be it local, city, state, or federal jobs), many upper-middle to middle-class blacks would find themselves in line for barber college.
If you have not read "Crime and Human Nature," it is highly recommended that you pick up a copy. We'll consider it book no. 2 in the SBPDL Book Club.
It's that good.