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Politics : The United States election--and the next First Lady?

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To: Solon who wrote (100)4/24/2016 7:19:57 AM
From: Solon   of 107
When and how does Trump intend to court black voters? How will his base react if he does so?

I think he will have a lot to offer black voters. I've always said that the main issues of the day are "free trade" and immigration. It's been hurting everyone.

The immigration implications are quite large for the African American community. A lot of hispanic immigrants are moving into black areas and preying on them as part of gang warfare. Compton, possibly the most iconic black community, is now majority hispanic. I don't know where you all are from so you may be immune to it but blacks are not well treated by many hispanics who are moving into these areas.

Trump has highlighted the case of Jamiel Shaw, a really good kid who was gunned down by gang violence. He was 17 and probably going to Stanford to play football. But ...

Jamiel Shaw Jr., 17, a black youth, was shot in the head and back at 2150 5th Ave. in Arlington Heights about 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.

According to police, Jamiel was walking home when two Latino men jumped out of a white car and approached him. He was asked what gang he belonged to. When he failed to respond quickly enough, they shot him, police said.

The men sped away in the white car north on 5th Avenue, according to Officer Kate Lopez of LAPD's media relations office. Jamiel's father heard the shots and ran outside. He stayed by his son until medical personnel arrived, Lopez said.

The Southern Povery Law Center has noted this trend, writing a few years ago:

Driven by racial violence between blacks and Latinos, hate crimes in Los Angeles rose by 28% in 2007, hitting a five-year high, according to a report issued in July by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission.

This sharp rise in racially motivated criminal activity contrasted dramatically with the overall decline in the Los Angeles crime rate last year.

The report documented 763 reported hate crimes, dominated by assault and vandalism. The largest category of crimes involved Latino suspects targeting black victims ..

The economic aspect has been devastating for the black community as well. This has a number of facets which include: immigrant from central/south America, foreign visa workers, and outsourcing.

Buzzfeed ran a really good article about this that I recommend everyone read.

“All you black American people, fuck you all…just go to the office and pick up your check,” the supervisor at Hamilton Growers told workers during a mass layoff in June 2009.

The following season, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about 80 workers, many of them black, were simply told: “All you Americans are fired.”

Year after year, Hamilton Growers, which has supplied squash, cucumbers, and other produce to Wal-Mart and the Green Giant brand, hired scores of Americans, only to cast off many of them within weeks, according to the U.S. government. And time after time, the grower filled the jobs with foreign guest workers instead.

This is some pretty brutal stuff. You can see here that, while it's decreasing, black unemployment was higher than average during the recession and is still hovering around the 10% range. It's not just the black community either .. white blue collar (generally considered those without college degrees) workers are facing equally high despair, and have suicide rates even higher than African Americans:

The white working class, which usually inspires liberal concern only for its paradoxical, Republican-leaning voting habits, has recently become newsworthy for something else: according to economist Anne Case and Angus Deaton, the winner of the latest Nobel Prize in economics, its members in the 45- to 54-year-old age group are dying at an immoderate rate. While the lifespan of affluent whites continues to lengthen, the lifespan of poor whites has been shrinking. As a result, in just the last four years, the gap between poor white men and wealthier ones has widened by up to four years.

These problems are effecting all communities across the board. From Disney forcing workers to train their foreign replacements to jobs being outsources to Asia leaving dying communities in the US, the problems are very real. This is a major reason for the increasing inequality gap. The rich donor class always supports mass immigration, outsourcing, and more H1B visas. Cheap labor is all that matters to them, fuck everyone else. While Bernie also touches on some of this I only trust Trump to handle them. I believe he will enact more protectionist policies and encourage support for American workers. If you have any questions feel free to PM me further or ask anyone at /r/the_donald.

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