BET States America’s 500+ Black Mayors can halt Depression-era Black Unemployment

In response to Depression-era level Black unemployment across the country, the hope for salvation is that the more than 500 Black mayors across the nation can find vocations for the increasingly unemployable:

Black mayor’s like ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can create jobs…

As American politics gets more and more divisive at the upper levels, it’s becoming increasingly clear that if anything is to get done in this country, it needs to happen outside of logjammed Washington, D.C. As you can tell from last week’s same-sex marriage ruling in New York, sometimes state legislatures can have far more impact than “big time” senators and congresspeople. Similarly, mayors of towns big and small can often have drastic impacts on their locales. That’s why Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, says in a new commentary that he’s optimistic about the impact Black mayors can have on Black America’s unemployment problem.

The Black jobless rate is at a Depression-era level of 16.2 percent overall—17.5 percent for Black males. The national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.
In November 2010 there were more than 500 African-American mayors representing cities across the United States. In a 2001 Black Enterprise survey, readers voted for the top 10 cities for African-Americans—seven out of those 10 had black mayors.

Black mayors can ostensibly have a real effect on how welcoming African-Americans perceive it to be. But Morial says they can have a notable effect on policy, too.

Touting the qualities of two newly elected Black mayors, Alvin Brown of Jacksonville, Florida, and Michael Hancock of Denver, Morial says both have told him jobs are their No. 1 priority in the months and years ahead. (Brown will be sworn into office today and Hancock on July 11.) The Black unemployment problem remains the cause of heartache and headaches for millions of African-Americans. Perhaps what is needed is more Blacks in high places attacking the problem.

Knowing that Black people rely on state and federal employment disproportionately to other races and that austerity measures will decimate the artificially-created Black middle class, putting the faith in Black mayors who mainly preside over dying cities to stimulate job creation is a clear indicator that we are nearing the end of Black-Run America (BRA).
 
Black people – the majority whom don’t even finish high school  and those that do barely scrape by with passable marks – have few qualifications or transferrable skills that the global marketplace demand (save for the two locked-out sports of professional football and basketball). The continued toleration by the business community of our border with Mexico’s continued violation by an unending wave of illegal immigrants is entirely due to the fact that Black people refuse to do work that Brown people gladly will.

How can Black mayors, who were elected by the monolithic Black vote of which 88 percent believe the economy is better under Mein Obama, be expected to curb Black unemployment? Cities like Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis and Birmingham continue to lose Fortune 500 companies and large businesses because the primarily Black population is incapable of supplying qualified workers.
 

Birmingham has lost five Fortune 500 companies that were headquartered in the city over the past 10 years, leading one to only guess as to the massive impact and blow to the local economy these departures represented:
The fact that 12 years later, five Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Birmingham have fled the city shows you just one of the many incalculable costs of Black-Run America (BRA). The majority of crime (both to person and to property) are courtesy of a Black population that receives substantial funding from the US taxpayer. The majority of the crime in all of Alabama is attributable to only 29 percent of the total state population.
Mayors like former New Orleans leader Ray Nagin will stop high rates of Black unemployment

How will Black mayors help Black people? No business owner will take the chance to open a business in cities with more than 60 percent Black populations, because the cost of doing business is too great with the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) never in the black. Black mayors reside over dying cities or are elected specifically because they are Black and enough Black people voted as a racial bloc to ensure their victory.
 

Black mayors also have a tendency to engage in racial cronyism (look at Washington D.C.), and the individuals they hire are hardly selected because of their merit.
 
Has any major city ever benefited from having a Black mayor (well, except New York City whose foray into Black mayordom with David Dinkins convinced everyone to never allow that to happen again)?
 
White flight is in an inevitability of a cities leadership going Black and eventual businesses flee as well when property value begins to plummet. We are nearing the end of a 67-year old experiment and it won’t be pretty.
 
Philadelphia and Chicago have shown us what the future will be and no magical Black mayor could come up with a jobs program to employ the unemployable at this point. When Black men get better access to healthcare in prison; when Black people disproportionately rely on EBT/food stamps, TANF/welfare, and Section 8 housing, what incentive do they have to work when the tax payer already pays them without them supplying any labor (of course, the massive prison system and costs associated with jailing overwhelmingly Black people is one example of their labor being a boon for one segment of the economy)?
 
Then again, judging by tests scores and lack of academic qualifications for a world increasingly reliant on mathematically adept individuals, what jobs could they perform?
 
Black mayors have their work cut out for them, the majority of whom were elected because of a monolithic vote and promises of improving only one segment of the community they are charged with serving.
 
“Escaping the madness” is no longer an option in America. The U.S. Justice Department is suing the Waukesha County community of New Berlin because that city decided against low income housing and Black lawmakers in failing cities attempting make white flight illegal.
 
The only option left is to ‘survive the madness’ that is growing all around us, weather the approaching storm and understand that this system that governs every sector of American life cannot long endure.

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