"Immigrant and civil rights advocates also highlighted research from the Immigration Policy Center that shows that immigration does not cause black unemployment, and that there was no strong correlation between the two. Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, testified that high unemployment rates in black communities was a persistent trend spanning decades and was due more to the war on drugs and mass incarceration policies, as well as black folks’ restricted access to high quality public education and decent housing and jobs."
"For all his pretending, Beck (who later apologized, not for his comments about Holder, but for commenting on the issue without the full transcript) will never ever know what it feels like to be disenfranchised, discriminated against, or feared because he is white. Nevertheless, here's Beck lecturing — lecturing — African-Americans on what is 'acceptable' to say about the history and legacy of their people."
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