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Old 03-21-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Pretty interesting article.

This part especially interesting regarding construction jobs.


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Construction has offered a lot of new jobs to Angelenos over the last several decades, but those positions donít seem to be going to black workers. There were 7,012 black workers in construction in 2014, 2,000 fewer than there were in 1980, according to census data analyzed by UCLA.
That 23% drop compares with an overall increase of 120,840 construction workers of all races during those 34 years, or 80%.
Those new jobs arenít going to white workers, either. There were nearly 40,000 fewer white construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014 compared with 1980, a decline of about 40%.
Latinos, however, have significantly upped their representation. There were more than 185,000 Latino construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014, five times as many as there were in 1980.

Black workers in Los Angeles face a 'jobs crisis,' UCLA report says - LA Times
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Pretty interesting article.

This part especially interesting regarding construction jobs.


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Construction has offered a lot of new jobs to Angelenos over the last several decades, but those positions donít seem to be going to black workers. There were 7,012 black workers in construction in 2014, 2,000 fewer than there were in 1980, according to census data analyzed by UCLA.
That 23% drop compares with an overall increase of 120,840 construction workers of all races during those 34 years, or 80%.
Those new jobs arenít going to white workers, either. There were nearly 40,000 fewer white construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014 compared with 1980, a decline of about 40%.
Latinos, however, have significantly upped their representation. There were more than 185,000 Latino construction workers in Los Angeles in 2014, five times as many as there were in 1980.

Black workers in Los Angeles face a 'jobs crisis,' UCLA report says - LA Times
Maybe this has to do with total population. I heard somewhere the population of blacks in Los Angeles has gone down over the years. We all know the population of Mexicans or Hispanics in general has increased.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The irony is that black people voted overwhelmingly against Trump. They essentially voted in FAVOR of losing jobs to illegals.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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The irony is that black people voted overwhelmingly against Trump. They essentially voted in FAVOR of losing jobs to illegals.
The Black population in Los Angeles has gone down since 1980, as the Mexican population has gone up.

Not the same as a jobs crisis.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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The irony is that black people voted overwhelmingly against Trump. They essentially voted in FAVOR of losing jobs to illegals.
While Illegals are an issue,no need to burn down your house to get rid of a mouse..
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Maybe this has to do with total population. I heard somewhere the population of blacks in Los Angeles has gone down over the years. We all know the population of Mexicans or Hispanics in general has increased.
The article even states that the study points that out as well. I'm not even sure where the point of contention is. It would have been nice to see a reference to that study as it doesn't go into the reasons given by black construction workers on their leaving, merely a speculation of reasons why ... poorly formulated article. I will give the research by UCLA the benefit of the doubt as the media in general have been known to poorly represent (soft) science. I can only conclude the odious intentions of the article.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Los Angeles has become largely anti-black over the decades.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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The irony is that black people voted overwhelmingly against Trump. They essentially voted in FAVOR of losing jobs to illegals.
Knowledgeable ones in border states like myself did vote for Trump. We just didn't tell the world or engage in social media arguments. I think others will come around eventually. But for election purposes, too many got caught up in the Obama birther thing and held that against him.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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But for election purposes, too many got caught up in the Obama birther thing and held that against him.
I could never understand how questioning Obama's place of birth is "racist". It was really a desperate attempt to protect Obama. He was untouchable because of the pigmentation of his skin.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:54 AM
 
Location: chicago
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Los Angeles has become largely anti-black over the decades.
True, but if we're being honest, not sure it was ever very "pro-black."
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