quote:Originally posted by Huey:
Sooner or later, black folks, collectively speaking, will have to take a stand.
I've long maintained that illegal immigration hurts urban, working class Blacks more than any other group. In addition to taking over those living spaces (since they tend to be cheaper), they lower the wages and even eliminate jobs. For example, blue collar factory jobs used to be able to provide enough money to sustain a whole family. It was these factory jobs that lured rural Blacks into the cities, and enabled them to have a better of standard of living, buy houses etc... Now, these jobs pay crap b/c for every availale and qualified Black man, they can find 10 Mexicans do to it for next to nothing, anf often don't have to worry about health care, overtime, etc... Even Blacks in the technical and skilled trades are suffering due to lower wages; less Blacks consider careers as roofers, carpenters and the like b/c instead of providing a good living, these jobs are infested with Mestizos who are paid $3/hour.
The most sensible stance for the Black collective would be to actively oppose illegal immigration, but so many of us are stuck on the notion that "if you're nonWhite, you are a brother in the struggle". Horseshit, I say! The enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend! Like Asians, the Mestizos will identify with the "oppressed people of color" line only long enought to gain numbers, influence and a hekping hand, and then it's THEM doing the discrimination.