Big story today in the LA Times about blacks and illegal immigration. Most black people, it seems, are either against illegal immigration or are avoiding getting involved in the debate one way or the other.
The best argument they could find for blacks being in favor of illegal immigration (or as O-Dub has taken to calling it, the immigrant rights movement) is some jig who works for the "urban division" of some marketing firm in LA.
As he put it:
"My dad preached to me: "Don't work at hard labor. Go to school and get a good job," Hooks said in a lively discussion about immigration at Tolliver's Barber Shop on Florence Avenue during a recent afternoon. "So people of my generation see success as sitting behind a desk and not sweating. We're not battling for those low-end jobs."
Um, yeah. Fuck him and his father. Nullus.
What about those of us who aren't qualified to be the token negro in some office building? Peep the following horror stories of young jigs who can't even get a job at McDonalds.
Atkins said her 17-year-old daughter has unsuccessfully applied for at least eight jobs in the last year at fast-food restaurants and failed to land any of them, even though most of her Latino friends have found work. Her son, Atkins said, applied for a job at a paper goods store but was told by the black owner that he had to speak Spanish.
Interestingly enough, I've also been turned down from jobs at McDonalds both before and after I had a college degree. If I had been thinking at the time, I would have surveyed these establishments for "latin" faces and then got on the phone with La Migra.
Also, not enough attention has been paid in the media to the fact that hispanics have been blatantly discriminating against black people, which is pretty rich with irony, given the fact that these illegals are so quick to play the race card.
To wit (and note that this isn't an isolated incident):
The Farmer John supervisor, for instance, passed over blacks with meatpacking experience in favor of Latinos, who made up the entire workforce of about 1,000 employees, according to Anna Park, a lawyer in the Los Angeles regional office of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The firm has agreed to pay $110,000 in damages to seven black plaintiffs and to set up training and monitoring programs.
So it's not just a matter of black people being displaced in the labor market. Black people are being blatantly discriminated against. Why would black people want to support anything like that?