May 06, 2008

Blacks More Impacted By Immigration?

An excerpt from

You better believe Black teens looking for summer jobs are feeling the impact of immigration," said Gomez. It's worrisome because Blacks are suffering more from the invasion than whites because they (generally) have fewer resources with which to run away from immigration."

"It's a very stressful and difficult dilemma. Sometimes you feel like you're straddling two nations, on one hand you strive for diversity, on the other you are forced to hire people who are best equipped to serve your core customer base. Sometimes that boils down to bilingual preferred," says fast food manager Kevin Ellis who is biracial (Latino/Black) speaks some Spanish and does everything from hire workers to taking customer's orders, cooking food, assembling sandwiches and handing orders to customers.

"I hate to sound so cynical," but the American workplace is turning Spanish very fast. That requires you to learn another language in high school. That's reality." said Ellis.

You can read the rest of this most interesting article here.

Maybe, it's just me, but I can't see how Blacks would be feeling the impact of immigration more than the rest of the population.

They have fewer resources with which to run away from immigration? You mean it is possible to do that? I think these folks need to get real--immigration is here, with all of its ramifications, like it or not.
Blacks more impacted? I really don't think we need another reason for blaming others, nor another guilt-trip placed on anyone.

Poor is poor, and it comes in all colors. As does discrimination. Period.

It is what it is.

What do you think?