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Hispanics face massive income gap in every major market

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Paul3144, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    I'm glad I don't have this problem.

    :mad:

    http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjourn.../03/hispanics-face-massive-income-gap-in.html
     
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  2. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

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    I'm glad I don't have to deal with it either, but what do you suggest the solution to be?

    We have minimum wage laws that apply across the board. If Hispanics aren't getting higher paying jobs, then they need to look into why that is and not just assume it is some sort of minority bias. Is it education or the lack thereof? Is it that the amount of illegal Hispanics are dialuting the job market for the legal ones?

    Its not enough to point out a wage disparity. There is a wage disparity between the kid working at McDonald's and the one lucky enough to work Ruby Tuesday's where he earns tips, but that isn't a sign of a racial problem!
     
  3. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    I think that's a large part of the issue.
     
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    Oldtimer New Member

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    Can anyone point to a place in the Scriptures or the Constitution that states everyone will have equal income?

    At every job I had working for someone else there was always someone making more money than I did. Often, quite a bit more. Should I have been an activist, pushing a political/social agenda, or simply doing the job I was paid to do and go home?

    I'm getting old. I'm getting weary. When I was young, I was taught not to take hand outs. I was taught to work for what I received. I was taught to help those less fortunate. The old cliche "Pull yourself up by your boot straps" still rings true today. That's what I had to do, to get to where we are today.

    We ain't got much, but it wasn't handed to us, even though I've been in more than one minority classification all my life. (No, I don't care to elaborate because I won't use my "handicaps" as excuses.)
     
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    Bobby Hamilton New Member

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    I think there needs to be more information here...WAY too much left out.
     
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    In the US for statistical purposes, "white" is null case and half the time "black" and "Hispanic" are by self-proclamation. It could be that successful white people who were raised speaking Mexican don't care to claim their background.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    If you continue with your education, you probably won't.
     
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