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White Men Can't... Work?

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White men may not have jobs, but at least they will have more time to enjoy sports actvities such as basketball, and finally learn to jump. As for any associated sport injuries: there's always Obamacare.



(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)

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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:18 | 4149823 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Those lazy Crackers!

Wait a second ...

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:20 | 4149835 Hippocratic Oaf
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I think you meant 'cracker-ass-crackers'

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:23 | 4149862 HoofHearted
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Dave Chappelle on the Niggar family is one of the best pieces of comedy ever!


Next we'll have to have a black man with the last name of "Honkie" to make fun of the lazy cracker-ass crackers.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:01 | 4150000 Jumbotron
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"Dave Chappelle on the Niggar family is one of the best pieces of comedy ever!


Next we'll have to have a black man with the last name of "Honkie" to make fun of the lazy cracker-ass crackers."

White face will be the new black face.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:15 | 4150077 BKbroiler
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Dave Chappelle was epic.  Finally an entertainer who knows when to quit.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:35 | 4150180 RafterManFMJ
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Whitey - always the last to wake up. Good job whitey, on quitting your job.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:05 | 4150679 Patriot Eke
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I'm sure racism, hiring quotas, and "diversity" have nothing to do with it either. /sarc

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:38 | 4150866 James_Cole
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Not only are dem other colored folks lazy do-nothing leeches who refuse to work, they're also stealin' all r jobs!

How's whitey supposeta git ahead when all the cards is stacked against?

Black folks iz even takin over the Supreme Court!


Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:31 | 4150150 kralizec
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No, it's "creepy-ass crackers", get that shit right!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:21 | 4149852 Cookie
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:39 | 4150198 mrdenis
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don't you mean gift from the moozlum ? 

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:23 | 4149861 LetThemEatRand
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Yes, in order to bring ethnicity into the equation on a story like this one, it is necessary to 1) blame minorities for the plight of the white middle class, and 2) divide up the whites into different subgroups, especially by religion.  It gets complicated, but it gets the job done.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:46 | 4149943 Quinvarius
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Realistically, there is no quota for white males.  The whole point of that quota system was to take jobs away from them.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:33 | 4150165 kralizec
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If that number in the chart dips below 50% is that winning?  Not even for a race-baiting progressive...what it does spell is big trouble.

Shit happens.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:56 | 4150623 daveO
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Darn right. I've been on  the losing end of quotas twice in my life. Ever since, I've avoided paying as much taxes as possible. If the gov. is intentionally trying to kill me, the least I can do is, not give them the rope!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:46 | 4149945 buckethead
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Agreed. The post is disengenuous. I really don't understand the point. Is tyler taking the Joe Weisenthal Click Bait Challenge?


This chart doesn't even clearly state what it is measuring. Is it measuring employment participation of white males over twenty exclusively, or as a percentage of overall general employment?

If the latter, which I find more likely, then it is obviously greatly due to shifting demographics. Also not mentioned is whether hispaincs are included as 'white' for the purposes of this chart. (unlikely, although for crime statistics, hispanics are very often counted as being white... in an attempt to skew results to favor a predetermined narrative.)

Junk away. 

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:56 | 4149976 buckethead
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Some guys are having fun with it, so I suppose it serves as a catharsis, but many here are swallowing it as factual. Many are familiar with the whole derpa derp mantra. Don't be the derp. 

If this is getting you all hot and bothered, I realize there may be no talking you down from the ledge, but seriously.

You absofuckinglutely hate it when the MSM uses such slight of hand to advance a narrative. Why would you tolerate it here?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:30 | 4150147 HoofHearted
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Dude, it has nothing to do with race here. It says that a bunch of white guys got so used to going to the same job every day. And then when that job was no longer needed, they didn't get their lazy cracker asses off the couch to retrain and get a different job. They didn't bust their hump to take a job at Wal-Mart and work up to management. They instead waited for the jobs to come back. Well, in many cases that isn't happening. A Chinese or Indonesian child is working on the assembly line instead. 

If a white guy knows math or physics or engineering or something, I can find him four jobs in the next hour. If he says. "I'm in construction. I've always been in construction," then he is probably out on his ass for sometime. Now if he can repair old houses, he just might be able to eke out a living.

I had neighbors in the old place that just sat on their asses and waited for it to come back. I had good friends who got retrained or tried a contracting business on their own. But the time of the assembly line union job that pays a really good wage...well, that is no longer. And that doesn't matter if you are a white guy, some other race, or even a female. This is more than just about white guys, but this is one stat that can point it out.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:59 | 4150329 buckethead
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"Dude, it has nothing to do with race here. It says that a bunch of white guys..."




Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:13 | 4150413 TBT or not TBT
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Dude, there are a hell of a lot of engineers who understand physics, or computer programming, sitting around getting not the least little bite on their resumes.   Those jobs were outsourced too, and yet we were never unionized, organized whiners.   We were doers, and like being doers.   We need it.  We were hard working, coffee drinking fact and science driven designers who made all the stuff and amenities in the vast movie set everyone else acts their lives out in, selling each other financial services, filling out forms and filing papers to each other, and suing each other, as near as I can gather, the whole thing being propped up by hope and pretending and wylie-coyote-over-the-canyon-floor suspension of reality.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:38 | 4150507 Flakmeister
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Well said...

All those productivity gains were pocketed by the wrong people....

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:47 | 4151232 sleepingbeauty
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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:00 | 4150645 daveO
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They're working for cash! The underground economy always grows when then the gov. screws things up. See USSR, 1980's.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 20:22 | 4152361 Offthebeach
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Me cash.
Customer, cash.
Guy puts power rack, struts and cv axels for me, cash.
House cleaner and landscaper. Cash.
Doc, dentist, lawyer. Cash.

Lower prices, higher profits, less admin paperwork.
Smiles all around.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:06 | 4150021 Lost My Shorts
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Yes, ZH posts more dubious clickbait all the time.

Over 20 includes retired people, so what this chart shows in large part is:

1) Life expectancy is a lot longer now, so the number of retired white men is much larger relative to working white men.  In the good old days, men had not much left in them after a lifetime working in the mine or factory.

2) The baby boom is retiring now too.

3) Labor force participation has declined in all demographics for lots of reasons.

Maybe ZH is angling for a buyout by HuffPost.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:08 | 4150027 fonzannoon
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It's becoming clearer and clearer that this may go on a lot longer than most of us want it to. ZH is a business so I would get used to some msm stuff landing here. dolla dolla bill yall.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:29 | 4150145 dontgoforit
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Bigger tractors and robotics.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:10 | 4150391 ATM
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That's like saying cars instead of horses and buggys should have caused a large drop in employment. Or that the assembly line caused unemployment in the trades.


Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:13 | 4150720 dontgoforit
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Ok, so I left off 'cheap far eastern labor.'  There, feel better now?  But don't discount the oncoming tsunami of robotics.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:11 | 4151037 akarc
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Yepper! If you can post one chart you can post more than one which is done all the time here. It was obvious click bait. Didn't make it any less fun though.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:55 | 4150305 SyntheticFriday
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What more do you feel this chart needs to state?  It measures the labor force participation rate amongst white males 20 and over.  It's not a riddle.

Rather than claiming this is disengenuous (sic) you could either look up what "Labor Force Participation Rate" means or take it further and fact check it yourself.

It's great that you want to skew it with talk of crime rates and Hispanics being misidentified as white, but nonsense and conjecture will only get you so far.

All the data is out there, don't demand that it be spoon-fed to you and then whine about the luster of the spoon.


Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:07 | 4150378 buckethead
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The FRED page you linked does not say whether the data measures the percentage of white males (exlusive of other races) over 20 within the labor force, or whether it shows what percentage of the labor force consists of white males over 20.

I am still unclear. X% of white males are working orrrr.. X% of the labor force is white males?


Maybe I am supposed to know that, but I dont, and I don't see where it has been clarified.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:23 | 4150455 buckethead
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Okay... by checking the percentages of other races in similar charts, I can reasonably deduce that this chart represnets the percentage of white males participating within the labor force, exclusively.

Hispanics have a higher participation rate, and I can reasonably deduct that they are not included in the 'white' demographic.

Additionally, the percentages add to more than 100%, therfore they must be exclusive to thier stated racial demographic.

It occurs to me that defining what is being measured would be a simpler way of conveying information.

So... I was wrong there. Perhaps I was wrong regarding the spirit of this post as well.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:45 | 4150547 SyntheticFriday
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I applaud your willingness to reconsider.  I will also say I was going to link a definition originally, but was actually a bit surprised at the lack of a quality explanation when I briefly searched online.  

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:32 | 4150488 SyntheticFriday
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That's kind of my point, you are claiming something is disingenuous just because you don't know what it means.


By definition it measures x% of the labor force is working or looking for work, and can be broken down to x% of y class of the labor force is working or looking for work.  

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:07 | 4150694 buckethead
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I plea... No contest. (Never guilty as charged)

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:26 | 4149874 Sudden Debt
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Like Mel Gibson said to those drunk ass motherfuckers who got paint all over themselves and lost their pants in that outdoor movie.... FREEDOM!!!! AND A XBOX!!! AND A iPHONE!!!! AND TWITTER!!! AND FACEBOOK!!! AND McDONALDS!!! AND CHEAP CHINESE PLASTIC CRAP!!! AND COUGARS!!!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:37 | 4150014 Jumbotron
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"Like Mel Gibson said to those drunk ass motherfuckers who got paint all over themselves and lost their pants in that outdoor movie.... FREEDOM!!!! AND A XBOX!!! AND A iPHONE!!!! AND TWITTER!!! AND FACEBOOK!!! AND McDONALDS!!! AND CHEAP CHINESE PLASTIC CRAP!!! AND COUGARS!!!"


LOL !!!!   And COUGARS !!!  That's some funny shit !


Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:51 | 4149959 Kprime
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I am going to reply as soon as I get up from my nap.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:52 | 4149961 auntiesocial
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channeling clerks- 

"This job would be great if it wasn't for the fucking customers...".

Randal Graves

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:10 | 4150394 robertsgt40
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Don't want to sound tacky but...white folks are at zero or less population growth.  Tuff to pay for your familiy and others.  Minority growth rates are geometric.  Whites are being bred out of existence.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:12 | 4150406 ATM
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Minorites are incentivized to breed while white are incentivized not to.

If you work kids a re a drain. If you collect more kids means moar money.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:07 | 4150695 daveO
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Amnesty for Illegals! McCain and Graham are trying to kill off their on kind.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:19 | 4149827 VD
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EBT for ALL! (every man for himself and 'god' against all.)

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:22 | 4149858 Sudden Debt
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SOUNDS INTERESTING, I WANNA CARD LIKE THAT!!! .... how do you spell that again...?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:25 | 4149872 VD
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ey bee tee

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:06 | 4150020 Jumbotron
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In Mississippi it's pronounced....."  A....BAY....TAY !!!

Spelled that way too.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:19 | 4149833 HUGE_Gamma
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Does the FED publish a participation rate for all skin colors and ethnicities?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:29 | 4149879 Ying-Yang
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No but they can for Healthcare.gov

I entered "Redskin" and was summarily booted off the website.

I wonder if "Hedonist" would work?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:27 | 4149882 akarc
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