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Forum Post: Newark's March For Jobs

Posted 8 years ago on Dec. 11, 2011, 7:12 p.m. EST by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY
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[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 8 years ago

According to a New Jersey News.com report Newark, NJ has a 14.3% UNEMPLOYMENT rate. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/newark_unemployment_rate_reach.html

39,776 out of a 2009 U.S. census population of 278,154. http://factfinder.census.gov/

Of course the census population includes tens of thousands of children and the elderly who are not eligible for the employment pool so the actual number of unemployed in Newark would be much higher that the 39,776 number.

Far more than 39,776 need work in Newark. And the right-wing Wall Street apologist Joethefarmer post a link for 1,000 jobs within 20 miles of Newark.

What kinds of jobs?

[-] 1 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

I think that you are right. It is easy to sweep one's conscience under the rug by rationalizing and soundbyte thinking. It is much more courageous to be concerned and trying to find out the scandalous and racist injustice that is American capitalism.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 8 years ago

Hmmm... instead of marching for jobs, why not look for a job?

Here are more than 1,000 jobs currently available in Newark, NJ http://jobsearch.monster.com/search/?where=Newark__2C-NJ

Here are 6,282 jobs available within 10 miles on Newark, NJ


[-] 1 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

The jobs you receive when you have no training is not enough to survive. You need transportation, you need references and you need to be mostly white to get the best jobs. I have worked for 34 years. White people get the good paying jobs even if they are not qualified. They get hired first and get fired last. They constitute 90% of 2nd level management. 90% of the jobs you are showing, if you look closely, would not be available for inner city black folks. Just look at the urls you sent. In Newark, construction jobs (the ones that black folks should get) are all going to outsiders despite a city ordinance that reserves 30% of all such jobs to residents.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 8 years ago

Race is a bullshit excuse.

I work as a programmer with a dozen colleagues. One of the best programmers I work with is black, we have a database administrator and two systems administrator who are black, one a woman. Others are Indian, Asian, Polish, Latino... If you work to improve your skills you can get a job.

I am tired of people using race as an excuse. That is a total copout "look at me I am black the system is not fair".

I say BULLSHIT!!! Educcations k-12 is free and so is college or trade schools if you are poor and do your homework,

[-] 1 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

You are obviously white. You have little knowledge of history.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 8 years ago

Actually I am a mut; part Native American (Crow), part German, and part Latino.

I have a lot of knowledge of history.
Using race as an excuse today is bullshit.

[-] 0 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

You are a confused mut

[-] 1 points by avery724 (60) 8 years ago

"They" have to blame some one or something. Personal responsibilty is a foreign concept.

[-] 1 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

Yes, police in Newark is losing numbers but they have a police department. police violence in NJ can be extreme and young blacks and other residents, including political activists, are harassed, beaten, arrested and shot down on a regular basis simply. Police terror is part of life. There is some coverage I did throughout the years of police killings in New Jersey, which go unpunished. See some of my videos: Public Hearing in 2010: http://politube.org/show/2721 and following numbers Protest for Basire Farrell: http://politube.org/show/2294 http://politube.org/show/2295 http://politube.org/show/2296 and Radio News Pieces: http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/11269 http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/35084

[-] 1 points by fansmiles (24) from New York, NY 8 years ago

They are asking for jobs. Official unemployment in Newark is 17% but in reality much higher. For young blacks as much as 80% in certain areas. They need jobs.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 8 years ago

What does it mean to march for jobs?

I don't understand what they are asking for.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 years ago

That was interesting.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 8 years ago

Do they still have a police department?