Slavery hasn’t existed in over 150 years.
Suddenly, the failure to get 40 acres and a mule back in 1865 has become a hot topic in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Why are the Democrats trying to stir that shit back up again? Why are we arguing over moot issues when no one works in agriculture anymore?
“We project that African Americans in the 13 community archetypes we analyzed may have a higher rate of job displacement than workers in other segments of the US population due to rising automation and gaining a smaller share of the net projected job growth between 2017 and 2030. By 2030, the employment outlook for African Americans—particularly men, younger workers (ages 18–35), and those without a college degree—may worsen dramatically. Additionally, we find that African Americans are geographically removed from future job growth centers and more likely to be concentrated in areas of job decline. These trends, if not addressed, could have a significant negative effect on the income generation, wealth, and stability of African American families. …”
We’ve all seen the creeping automation at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s. Andrew Yang has been talking about the retail apocalypse on the campaign trail.
In a serious country, this is what we would be talking about.
This is actually going to have a massive impact on the black community. As for me sharing takes on this blog about the news and American history, it doesn’t have any impact on them.