Post by zarahan on Feb 17, 2019 18:37:08 GMT -5
The manipulation noted above of course, does not mean that black folk should not take a
critical look at immigration policies. There is some evidence that illegal or undocumented
workers have displaced African-American workers in many areas. Concerns about immigration
and black displacement have been an issue in the black community for over a century
as Irish, Italians etc flooded in to push blacks out of many jobs and neighborhoods.
Illegal Hispanic immigration is another such phenomenon impacting blacks.
As one study puts it: quote:
"This survey provides some consistent findings: (1) less educated native-born workers have been harmed by immigration—lower wages and lower employment rates—especially in areas that have a high and growing concentration of immigrants and in areas that have a weak overall economy; (2) government social welfare expenditures in high immigrant areas are substantial and long-lasting due to the large proportion of less educated and older immigrants; (3) there is substantial displacement of native-born blacks, especially from private-sector job niches; (4) immigrants deplete compensatory educational services and modestly displace native-born minorities from educational affirmative action programs; and (4) native-born black entrepreneurship is not adversely affected by immigration." [/b]
--Steven Shulman ed. The Impact of Immigration on African Americans. 2017.
and another article
long standing issue among Af-Ams- it can;t all be dismissed as the product of Russian bots..
African-American Attitudes towards United States Immigration Policy
The International Migration Review
Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer, 1998), pp. 451-470
Thus I agree with those who caution against fear of Russian or alt-right manipulation being used
as a way to dampen or divert legitimate debate in the Af-Am community on immigration and displacement.
Black concern is not a product of Trump's election. If the Trump admin had more respect for the black
community they would try to honestly engage on this- but rather than put together a credible package
of proposals and serious people, who did they appoint as liaison with said community? A lightweight like Omarosa...
Whatever his faults on Iraq, as a Republican, Dubya Bush had a lot more respectful approach to the black community.