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There are as many ideas of how to fix social and economic problems as there are problems. The focus of this article is on one of the ways there are to end the high unemployment and crime rate among blacks. The ideas are controversial and will anger many who hate change, but that is my main purpose. If I wanted to pick a more pleasant topic it would be gardening. We all love pretty flowers and green lawns.

There are over 7 million food and beverage service workers in the US.  Most earn at least 18 thousand annually. The job requires only a friendly smile, the ability to change a twenty dollar bill, and a few weeks of training. Many of these jobs are filled by hard working illegal immigrants who support large families in the US and in foreign countries. They deserve our sympathy, but those jobs should be available only to American born Blacks. This new employment opportunity would end most of the social and economic problems that have plagued the black community for generations. Dependency on government support will be ended with an annual savings of over one trillion dollars, helping erase the national debt.
Unfortunately it would be difficult to implement this program. There are many workers that earn a living off the misfortune of others. Think of all the government agencies and contractors that support black poverty in the name of entitlement programs and law enforcement. Most of their doors would be shut. They would have to find a more productive way of earning a living.
A new class of 7 million black food and beverage workers would create a powerful social force in the US. Politicians will beg for their votes. New laws and opportunities will result in some of the workers obtaining ownership of the companies that employed them. Many will further their education and become doctors or lawyers. The ones that decide to remain as workers in the food and beverage industry will be earning an honest wage deserving the respect and admiration of all communities. No longer would the media have stories of 50% unemployment and high crime rates among blacks. Their focus on national tragedies would be turned elsewhere. A perfect society can never be created, there will always be those that are needy. But for over a century the burden of being our neediest Americans has been carried by blacks. It is time for a change.

Originally posted to melpol on Fri Dec 25, 2009 at 04:39 AM PST.

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