Jewish Progressives Should Take Their Boots Off the Throats of America’s Blacks

There was a program on Michigan Radio last night which followed a class of fourth graders in a school in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.  It was called The View From Room 205.

The link to it is here.

Towards the end of it, the program included audio of Martin Luther King as he spoke in a building located across the street from their school.

By the time of that speech, King was focusing on economic freedoms.  That is why he was marching with garbage haulers for higher wages.

“For a man to not have a job which covers a basic standard of living — is slavery,” Rev King said.

Since the 1960s, the number of unskilled jobs has gone down. The gains have gone to men and women who can deal with technology.

Full disclosure, my family and I once lived at 3936 West Jackson Boulevard, near Crawford (Pulaski).   We were at the tail end of what Wikipedia describes as, “From about 1918 to 1955, Jews, overwhelmingly of Russian and Eastern European origin, dominated the neighborhood, starting in North Lawndale and moving northward as they became more prosperous. In the 1950s, blacks migrated into the area from the South Side and from southern states.”

The full description is here.

Wages to black people like those in Room 205 and their families have been held down by influxes of immigrants who likewise have only minimal educations.
The Chicago Sun Times estimated this week that there are roughly a half million illegals now living in Illinois.
Those people are standing with their boots on the throats of black citizens living in the state.
It would behoove so-called Jewish Progressives to keep this in mind the next time they are  encouraging illegal immigrants into America.  Or, in weighing the best course forward for America’s immigration policies.
Perhaps they should give some thought as to progressively protecting black Americans from wage compression, which occurs from the influx of illegals.

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A resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, I hold BA and MA degrees in economics, and spent the first decade after graduate school in journalism. I have worked on Wall Street, met a payroll, won a wire service award, and served on three boards. With a partner, I am involved in a litigation funding business.