To quote Sarah Palin, “How’s that hopey changey working out for you?” I guess this is all just part of that fundamental transformation of America. From myFOXchicago.com:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Startling new figures about the state of our economy have recently come out.
Ninety-two percent of African American male teenagers in Chicago don’t have a job.
A trend that continues to head in the wrong direction, for white and Hispanic teens, too.
The jobs catastrophe here is far worse than the national average.
These shocking numbers released by the Chicago Urban League are one more grim result of Illinois having 600,000 fewer jobs today than we did in the year 2000. Work that teens traditionally did, from delivering newspapers to flipping burgers, is now done by adults desperate for any income.
High school senior Dvante King is one of the lucky ones. He actually found two on-and-off part-time jobs last year. Combined, he earned less than a thousand dollars.
However, he was part of the eight percent of African-American male teens in Chicago who did find legitimate work; 92 percent of those age 16-19 were unemployed.
“It’s a very shocking number. Like, if anybody else see them numbers, hopefully they’ll come together, like we need do something,” King said.