Why are there one in five black men out of a job as figures revealed with worse to come?

While in Jamaica and chilling in the cool temperature I saw the headline and the news report out of the UK that  Almost one in five black men in Britain is now out of work as the recession bites, and charities have seen a flood of requests for help from ethnic minorities struggling to find a job.

This is a hot issue as it does raise an awareness of how society is today and what the future holds. It is crucial to the family the role of the man, but it should also be placed in proper perspective that at the same time society is reducing the role of the man and at the same time placing pressure on the male and family for the ills of the young boys.

Someone posted on my facebook the following “but what proportion of the 20 percent have ever worked or even want to work? And furthermore, how do you intend to reach their youth”

That is very interesting how do we reach them? How do we plug the gap and reverse the trend?

One recommendation by another post was as follows was  for  trying  role-reversal, she said she is  sure most of these young men have children and a lot probably do not pay towards their upbringing-especially if they are out of work. Run a trial-Let the men become house-husbands and let the females see if they can find jobs.

While I may not agree with the term house-husbands it is evident that there is the need for different strategies in dealing with the amount of black men who are out of job as there will be disastrous implications.

With an election looming the family should be at the center of any major policies by the main stream parties. If not we have a duty to ensure that such is forthcoming.

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  1. #2 by Ronald Dexter on October 14, 2009 - 1:33 pm

    I have read some of the posts at the end of the article. I inclined to agree that many Black britons are not as qualified as the other ethnic minority groups. Henc education appears to be key to our success.

  2. #3 by sylbourne on October 17, 2009 - 12:49 am

    I agree the whole essence of the BNP is clear and evident and it is scary to know that they are actually where they are now.

    My next question is this; by highlighting this case and the issues contained within is this an indirect publicity of the BNP or is it something that need to be told?

  3. #4 by Ripstmomyc on October 17, 2009 - 12:42 pm

    Its a cunundrum, either way there are no real winners. While some people may not be aware of the constitution of he BNP and the latest court ruling, reporting it in this medium is merely publicity event for the opponents and supporters.The net result can go either way.Ultamately it should be reproted. Good always triumphs over evil…..

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