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Old 03-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Black Unemployment: College Grads Aren't Faring Well
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Fraser believes that colleges and universities share the blame for not adequately preparing students for the job market. "Many of the institutions are failing these kids and are just taking them in as a way of financing themselves."
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racism, however subtle, plays a significant part in who gets hired. While in college, she held internships at various Fortune 500 firms and witnessed firsthand the racial politics that determined who was hired.
"Certain candidates got passed up for jobs for lesser-qualified candidates," she says. Littlejohn has been passed up for jobs in favor of male candidates, although she feels she was better qualified. She also says that appearance might be a factor.
"I have natural hair," Littlejohn says. "Oftentimes I feel like I can't be myself and have to alter my appearance by tying my hair back for a job interview. It's tough, and more so than anything else, it's a feeling of not being able to be yourself."
Fraser also believes that internal politics play a considerable role in higher black unemployment rates, saying that some companies become less inclined to hire minorities once their respective diversity-hiring goals have been met.
yeah blame the university, blame genes, blame anyone but yourself what a load of horsehit. furthermore, anyone over 18 is not a "kid" and just cuz you feel better qualified does not mean you are!

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says that a large number of black professionals are first-generation college graduates who don't have the same kinds of networks as an earlier generation of African Americans. "They're just not as savvy and as prepared for the work force when they leave college as the older generation was."
if you graduate from college not so savvy, well, that's pretty sad. his comment makes no sense
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Americans have been told that going to college was the best protection against unemployment.
So Americans have been told this. Has anybody asked why?
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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So Americans have been told this. Has anybody asked why?
easy. higher education is a business. it not only attracts domestic students but international ones as well
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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So Americans have been told this. Has anybody asked why?
Lots of people have been told a lot of things (shaving your hair makes it thicker, etc), but the onus is on you to figure out if something is really worthwhile, especially when you are making such a huge commitment.

A well-planned college degree that is taken as part of an overall plan or path to a career is what will get you the opportunity to land or even create your own job.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Fraser believes that colleges and universities share the blame for not adequately preparing students for the job market. "Many of the institutions are failing these kids and are just taking them in as a way of financing themselves."
maybe they should try to "sue the college" like miss trina thompson tried google her name and brace yourself to be outraged
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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So Americans have been told this. Has anybody asked why?
The idea is that the information, service, education, and health sectors are said to grow quicker than manufacturing.

Low end service sector jobs are thus flooded and since they require little skill, pay less.

Thus, it's more lucrative to go to college.

However, there are still plenty of other technical jobs that exist. Automotive technicians, plumbers, electricians, and yes some manufacturing (esp. in green tech).

These do not require a liberal education, but rather require specialized training and thus some post secondary education.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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I read some place recently that the average black college student reads at an 8th grade level. This obviously has something to do with it. But at some point blacks have to stop blaming everyone but themselves. They have to look internally just like everyone else should.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Ew. My internals are gross and sticky!
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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It's very precious
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