Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Whitest Jobs in America, Union Jobs

A dirty secret of the Democratic Party in the US -- one of its main special interest groups, Unions, use their protected status under Federal law to not only constrain commerce and raise costs for public projects, but are the main residual source of institutional racism in the USA --

The 33 Whitest Jobs in America - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic: "Looking over this list, you might have noticed that many of the occupations are skilled construction jobs, such as electricians and carpenters. That's not a coincidence. Trade unions have had a complicated, and often ugly, history with race that's helped shut blacks and Hispanics out of these highly coveted lines of work. In 2005, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote about the impact on Chicago's South Side: "Chicago is a union town. But in Mitts’ ward–and among many poor blacks–some unions rank only a couple of notches above the Ku Klux Klan. Black leaders in Chicago have repeatedly charged that the building-trades unions, traditionally controlled by whites, are keeping a grip on jobs. While 37% of Chicago is black, only 10% of all new apprentices in the construction trades between 2000 and 2003 were black, according to the Chicago Tribune."" (read more at the link above)

Notice that the current occupant of the White House has done nothing to reform Union racism?

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