Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blacks in Los Angeles are seeing the end of the racial rainbow

Terry Anderson is an African-American talk radio host in LA. On the subject of illegal immigration, his motto is “If You Ain’t Mad, You Ain’t Payin’ Attention.” He is angry with Congressional Black Caucus members who continue to support open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. “Massive illegal immigration has been devastating to my community,” says Anderson, a longtime South Central Los Angeles resident. “Black Americans are hit the hardest.”

Behind the anger is the rapid change that legal and illegal Hispanic immigration is bringing to longtime black locales. Places like South Los Angeles and Compton, California, have transformed, virtually overnight, into majority-Latino communities. The Latino “tsunami” has intensified the well-founded feeling among blacks that they’re losing economic ground to immigrants. Immigration hurts both black and white low-wage workers, but a recent study notes that the effect is three times as large on blacks because immigrants are more likely to compete directly with them for jobs.

Joe Hicks, former chair of Los Angeles’s Human Relations Commission and head of the nonprofit Community Advocates: “It’s hard to find a black face on a construction site or in a fast-food restaurant around here any more. People from the black community have noticed.”

The 500 Mexican gangs in Greater Los Angeles are aggressively trying to push blacks out of mixed-race neighborhoods. Federal authorities have indicted members of one Los Angeles–based Latino gang, Florencia 13, for random shootings of blacks in South L.A. The indictment chillingly accuses a gang leader of giving members instructions on how to find blacks to shoot.

Anderson tells his audience ““I have gone on the streets and talked to people at random here in the black community, and they all ask me the same question: ‘Why are our politicians and leaders letting this happen?’ ”

1 comment:

  1. They need to get rid of the illegal immigrants, especially the gang bangers! I wouldn't be surprised if there have been irregularities in Los Angeles's elections. I don't trust that illegal immigrants don't try to pass off as citizens and cast a vote.
    We have been told that we needed millions of illegal immigrant construction workers. Now, those very same houses are in foreclosure. It turns out, we didn't need them after all! It was all a sham!


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