Wind of Change on the Horizon? Why the Summer of 2011 will be a test for BRA

Wind of Change on the Horizon? Why the Summer of 2011 will be a test for BRA

The collapse of BRA will rival the fall of the Berlin Wall

The US Postal Service, just like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, is doomed. One of the top employers of Black people in the United States (as all Federal and state government agencies have become), the losses the Post Office continues to post are astounding: 

Reporting a $2.2 billion loss in its fiscal second quarter, the U.S. Postal Service said it expects to hit its borrowing limit by the Sept. 30 end of its fiscal year, and will default on payments to the federal government unless Congress allows it to cut costs and liabilities, Reuters reported.

The Postal Service, which has lost money the last four fiscal years, has asked to cut Saturday mail delivery and in March announced layoffs and post office closures.

We’ve long wondered why the US Postal Service continues to brag about its commitment to diversity when a direct correlation is noticeable in the increase in Black and non-white employees and the persistent trend of massive financial losses.

Remember the vocations with the highest percentage of Black participation? We do:
1.     Barbers—35.0%
2.     Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides—34.0%
3.     Residential advisors—29.6%
4.     Security guards and gaming surveillance officers—28.6%
5.     Postal service clerks-28.3%
6.     Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges—27.1%
7.     Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators—26.4%
8.     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs—25.7%
9.     Bus drivers—24.9%
10.   Parking lot attendants—24.4%
Two of the top 10 jobs that have the highest Black participation rates are related to the US Postal Service. Could one postulate that “residential advisors” has something to do with the government agency HUD? In 1997, austerity measures hit local, state and the Federal government and The New York Times published this important story:

‘The downsizing of state and local governments is going to have a predictable, disproportionate, negative effect on people of color generally and especially the black community,” said Bennett Harrison, a professor of political economy at the New School for Social Research. Professor Harrison, who has studied urban government workers since the early 1970’s, said minority groups benefited disproportionately from the growth of the public sector and are now simply in the wrong place as history’s wheel has turned. ”The case is unambiguous,” he said.

The New York State Comptroller, H. Carl McCall, who as a young black man in the mid-1960’s got his start working on antipoverty programs in the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay before going on to a career at Citibank in the 1970’s, said his greatest fear was not so much for the people leaving jobs now, but for their children and grandchildren.

”Public sector jobs helped establish a stable middle class for the minority community, but the next generation will not have that opportunity,” he said.

Fourteen years later, the Black reliance on public sector jobs is at an all-time high. The private sector can’t find jobs for Black people, not because there are jobs Americans won’t do, but because there are jobs Black American’s won’t do. 
Yahoo reports:

If the election of America’s first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn’t emerged yet. Indeed, the percentage of African-American men with a job has dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1972, according to the government’s monthly jobs report released last week.

Even as the economy added a better-than-expected 244,000 jobs, the percentage of black males over 20 who are currently employed dropped slightly to 56.9, the Labor Department’s April report shows. For whites, the equivalent figure is 68.1 percent.
Before this recession, the percentage of black adult men with a job had never dropped below 60 percent, according to Labor Department statistics.

And among blacks, it’s not just men who are suffering. Just 51.5 percent of African-Americans across the board–compared to 59.5 percent of whites–have a job, the numbers show. That’s the lowest level for blacks since 1984. (That group includes 16- to 19-year-olds, who are employed at a far lower rate than their elders.)

These employment rates are calculated differently from the top-line unemployment rate, which includes only those actively looking for work, and inched back up last month to 9 percent.

Heather Boushey, an economist with the liberal Center for American Progress, told The Lookout it’s not just African-Americans who have been hit particularly hard.  It’s also other traditionally struggling groups, such as ex-offenders and those without a college degree.

“Anyone who would be last on an employer’s list to get a job is really in bad shape” in the current downturn, Boushey said.

And employers’ hiring practices may be making the problem worse. As we’ve reported, online job listings telling the unemployed not to apply have proliferated in recent years. The federal government is currently probing whether such listings illegally discriminate against African Americans, who are disproportionately likely to be among the jobless.

Recall that The New York Times published a story lamenting that the proficiency of Black students lags way behind that of every other testable racial group and you begin to understand that the reliance on McDonald’s for steady income (and, of course, EBT cards which cost the tax payer $34 Billion in 2008) is the wave of the future for athletically-challenged Black people.
Black people unqualified for government work will be competing for fast food service jobs (one can already predict the outcome of this based on the 1 million people who applied for 50,000 jobs at McDonald’s three weeks ago).
We aren’t trying to pessimistic at SBPDL; only painting an accurate picture of what looms on the horizon.
Recall that more than 50 percent of the workforce at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae is minority (at least 40 percent is Black) and that fears of shutting down these agencies have pointed out how this would be a major disservice to the minority community.
House lawmakers (all Republicans) have introduced measures that would phase-out both government sponsored mortgage backers:

House lawmakers unveiled seven bills Friday to speed up the eventual closure of government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae ( FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), part of a Republican push to dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in the mortgage market.

The bills are part of a GOP strategy keep public attention on Fannie and Freddie, the two mortgage giants whose government takeover in fall 2008 has cost taxpayers about $138 billion so far.

Republicans, especially in the House, want to unwind the government’s longstanding support of the $10.5 trillion U.S. mortgage market, arguing that the high levels of support that have traditionally been part of American housing policy pose too much of a risk of future bailouts. They face intense resistance, however, from powerful interests such as Realtors and community bankers, who have been lobbying on Capitol Hill to maintain federal support. The Senate, meanwhile, has shown little inclination to take up the issue anytime soon.

Both Freddie and Fannie continue to post massive losses, and news that the Obama Administration is planning to pressure banks to lend money to disadvantaged minority who lack credit access can only be greeted with a smile: isn’t this what brought about the latest financial collapse?

Any attempt to rein in government spending will be greeted with howls of protests from those who defend doomed tax-payer supported organizations that act as minority employment firms. Perhaps it was Ron Paul who said it best in one of those universally derided newsletters from the early 1990s:
“Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.”
Those from Koch-money supported organizations and Lew Rockwell acolytes who believe people will instinctively flock to ideas of limited government and nebulous, indefinable terms like ‘liberty’ and ‘freedom’ fail to understand or take into consideration the reality of human biodiversity.
Why would Black people ever go-along with the dissolution of government programs and jobs that they rely on for a middle-class existence? Why would Black people ever consider defunding EBT cards, which in many states 40 percent of Black people rely on for filling their bellies?
That the majority of Black people and Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) are wedded to Black-Run America’s continued existence foretells the troubles that are before us this summer. School is about to let out and we’ve already seen Flash mobs of “youths” plunder stores across the nation with a Jack Sparrow-like zeal for debauchery and unlawfulness (check out the fantastic work of Unamusement Park on this subject).
It will only get worse once school is out.
Just remember that The Wall Street Journal reported that white people now see anti-white bias rising and anti-Black bias decreasing:

Both white Americans and black Americans perceive significant progress in the fight against anti-black bias, but white Americans believe the progress has come at their expense, a new survey finds.

The researchers contacted a random national sample of 209 whites and 208 blacks, and asked them how much discrimination each group faced, on a scale of one to ten, for each decade since the 1950s.

Black Americans saw anti-black bias as declining steadily, from 9.7 in the ’50s to 6.1 in the ’00s. Over the same period, they perceived a small increase in anti-white bias, from 1.4 to 1.8.

White Americans saw an even steeper decline in anti-black bias: from 9.1, in the ’50s, to 3.6, in the ’00s. But more striking, according to the researchers, was the sharp increase in perceived anti-white bias: Among whites, it shot up from 1.8 to 4.7.

White Americans, in short, thought that anti-white bias was a greater societal problem by the ’00s than anti-black bias.

Unemployed “Youths” will use Twitter to coordinate robberies and Flash Mobs

This week saw Omar Thornton’s story of eternal victimhood debunked:

Omar Thornton, who was black, “did not seem to understand the concept of seniority” and therefore believed he was subjected to racism at Hartford Distributors, Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy said. The company’s most senior drivers pick the best routes, leaving the remainder for less senior workers like Thornton, Montminy said.

Thornton shot 10 people, eight of them fatally, within three minutes Aug. 3 before killing himself in what Montminy said was the worst mass shooting ever in Connecticut.

Immediately before the shootings, Thornton was fired for stealing beer. Afterward, he called 911 and told an operator: “This place is a racist place. They’re treating me bad over here. And treat all other black employees bad over here, too. So I took it to my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I could have got more of the people.”

No word on if restitution will be paid to those white people dead by his hand. Also this week, the USDA released a report on discrimination after the Shirley Sherrod blowup. Naturally, Black people – who have a vested interested to continue reporting discrimination – reported discrimination:

Despite acknowledging a legacy of discrimination, the Department of Agriculture is still plagued by civil rights problems that have in the past led to unequal treatment of minorities seeking loans and other help, according to a government-commissioned report Wednesday.

Most of the employees interviewed by a private consulting firm did not believe the department, sued over the years by blacks, Hispanic, American Indians and women, had a civil rights problem. Research by the Jackson Lewis LLP Corporate Diversity Counseling Group “substantiated in part the anecdotal claims of neglect, at best, and wide-spread discrimination, at worst” at the department.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack arranged for the $8 million review as part of an effort to address long-running problems, many involving minorities denied loans by department field offices staffed mostly by white men.

Discrimination was most acute at the agency responsible for delivering farm loans and other programs to rural residents. The study noted that far fewer minorities participated in many programs than did whites, and found not enough effort to go into minority communities to market loans and services.

“Customers and potential customers stated that USDA policies and practices, often unintentionally, and sometimes purposely by ‘bad actors,’ result in the unfair treatment and denial of program access which have had a broad and longstanding negative impact,” the report said.

Vilsack said the department has put in place some of the more than 200 recommendations from the report. Since he took over in 2009, he has focused on correcting civil rights problems, reviewing long-neglected complaints and settling lawsuits brought by the minority farmers. He calls it a “cultural transformation.”

Black people will forever complain of discrimination, despite the mortgaging of the future of United States by DWLs (and Sanctimonious White Conservatives) who made a Faustian Pact that the Black population could be improved and gradually weaned off the break of government help.
Every effort has been made to improve Black people’s life in America (save the institution of the Michael Oher Act) and every effort has failed.
We at SBPDL want Black-Run America to end, so we lament none of what becomes increasing clearer on the horizon. The Economist reports – without admitting the economic ramifications of such demographic changes – that white people in America are no longer having kids.
When Black-Run America comes crashing down by its own hand, none of these demographic doomsday scenarios will matter. The costs and burden on the US tax payer for supporting the rearing of unwanted Black children (72 percent of Black children are abandoned by Black males and left by the stork on the US tax payer’s front door to care for) will end.
The summer of 2011 could end up being the ultimate Stuff Black People Don’t Like.
This will serve as the last we write on this subject. But we wager that the summer of 2011 will provide the initial thrust that proves to be Black-Run America’s demise.
Sorry for the length of this piece. We want to write about light-hearted things like pop culture, sports, and # posts, but this needed to be written.
Calls us alarmists if you will; we just see and report what others refuse to acknowledge. So give us your feedback.

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