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Touré: Slavery To Blame For Black Unemployment

From Breitbart:

MSNBC’s Touré: Slavery ‘Obviously’ to Blame for Black Unemployment

By Warner Todd Huston | August 22, 2013

After several Tweets about the high unemployment rates for blacks in the deep blue cities of Chicago and Los Angeles, MSNBC commentator Touré [sic] blamed "slavery" for the poor stats.

In case you aren’t familiar, Touré (born Touré Neblett) is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality. He is the host of Fuse’s Hiphop Shop and On the Record and co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC.

He was also a contributor to MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. He teaches a course on the history of hip hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

After two Tweets on August 21 noting the high unemployment rates in several big cities that are Democrat strongholds, Touré followed up explaining why he thinks blacks in those cities are so sparsely employed.

Agreeing with a supporter who said, "Blame slavery, Black unemployment has been at severe recession levels for 50 plus yrs," Touré said, "That’s obviously part of it."

Touré tweeted: "That’s obviously part of it. as he re-tweeted: "Blame slavery." And he also tweeted: "Black unemployment has been at severe recession levels for 50 plus yrs."

Touré pointed to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Chicago to decry high rates of unemployment for blacks, then blamed "slavery" for that lack of employment. Yet, not one of those cities have much history of being areas where slavery flourished…

Nit picker! Still, isn’t it odd? Slavery is once again being blamed for black unemployment.

Before the Civil War, many northerners blamed slavery for the high unemployment in their states, which could not compete states that had slave labor.

Then, after the end of the war, many in the south blamed the end of slavery for their high unemployment. Of course, Mr. Toure wouldn’t know any of this, having never gotten an education in history. But here we are 150 years later, once again blaming slavery for high unemployment.

‘The more things change, the more they remain the same.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Touré: Slavery To Blame For Black Unemployment”

  1. There was almost zero african american unemployment before Lincoln. I’m just sayin’…

  2. He’s right. African American unemployment is due to slavery. Just not the slavery that this knuckle dragging mouth breather is talking about. High unemployment is due to the African American community’s slavery to the democrat party. They’re keeping them subjugated with substandard education, never ending empty promises, and plain old fear. As long as the minority vote is “controlled” by the Democrat party, things are only going to get worse.

  3. Dear Toure’ – riddle me this, hoss. Obama’s relative were active in the slave trade; as sellers. The slave trade in Africa began with Muslims and African tribes took slaves in the thousands, as did many American Indian tribes of their own people.

    Get back to me once you read the definition of hypocrisy in a Websters …

  4. Petronius

    Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

    Especially we the taxpayers, who have been yoked too long at Nerobama’s plow, providing bread by the sweat of our brows to feed his growing army of parasites, moochers, looters, pot-smokers, surfers, and layabouts (both documented and undocumented).

    $17 trillion in public debt! Where is the abolitionist who will free us, our children, and grandchildren from this life of slavery? Who will cast off the shackles placed upon us by this forger of fetters and wielder of whips?

  5. USSFreedom

    That is almost a laughable remark, if it wasn’t so blantantly just another “blame whitey” jab by one of the most pampered Ba-lacks currently on a roll by mimicking the likes of Not-so-sharpton and the Rearend jackson.
    I do believe a large percentage of Ba-lacks are employed by the prison system at $0.27 per hour due to their condition of Ba-lacking brain power, which is also blamed on Whitey as they were held back by segregated schools. 12-13 % of the population yet, employed in 98% of the commericals on TV. Pandering to diversity isn’t quite paying off with the increased crime rates among those inspired by the Hip-Hop, Rap generation.
    US only country in the world that Whitey paid with blood and treasure to erase the slave biddness started by their ancestors on the dark continent.

  6. bousquem25

    He’s just another one of the libs who blames everything and anything on slavery and won’t let the facts get in the way of his fantasy where the white/republicans/conservatives/christians are responsible for everything that can’t be also blamed on the jews.

    I remember being at a college and some punk yelled at my friend and me that we needed to pay for his tuition and give him money because our ancestors oppressed and enslaved his ancestors. My friend decieded to yell back at him that his ancestors couldn’t have because they were all starving to death in Ireland. I told the idiot that mine were either too busy trapping furs and marrying indians in Canada or being oppressed by the Russians. The moron then went on to a whole line about collective “white guilt”. Who the hell am I responsible for what a small group did to another group 150 or more years ago? My ancestors were trappers in Canada and farmers in Poland. Besides the fact that more of his ancestors probably sold their own people in to slavery along with others and blaming others for your failures 200 years later is just being lazy and looking for an excuse to justify your failure at life.


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