Earlier this month, immigrants’ homes and businesses were looted and torched in suburbs of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the capital city, raising concerns about anti-foreigner sentiment in black South Africa. These ‘foreigners’ are also African Muslims and Indians who first came in with the British. As the country deteriorates, the fury in the slums rises to fever pitch.
The latest attacks follow previous bouts of xenophobic violence in 2008 and 2015 which resulted in the deaths of foreign nationals and the displacement of hundreds of migrants who were too afraid to continue living in the new communities they now called home.
With the end of apartheid and the dawn of democracy in 1994, South Africa opened itself up to the world…
That is totally false. I wonder why can’t news people do basic research before writing stupid stuff. For example, the most famous South African is Gahatma Gandhi….trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi was first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights.
After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women’s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, but above all for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.
A steady stream of migrants from around Africa made their way south in search of safety and better opportunities, in what was once the continent’s fastest-growing and largest economy.
The white British authorities encouraged Chinese, Indians, Europeans and others to settle in South Africa to cement their control over the Boers and African tribes.
But nowadays, with the economy static and youth unemployment rising, some locals are accusing foreigners of stealing jobs and of being involved in criminal activities, such as drug peddling and prostitution.
Anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise with community leaders and some in government echoing the dangerous rhetoric heard in parts of Europe and the United States.
So, why is this happening? All over the first world, births are below replacement levels. And the flood of illegal aliens and ‘immigrants’ has led to a huge increase in welfare payments: Sweden, 58% of welfare payments go to immigrants (16% of the population). The leftists all believe in Europe that this immigration is to keep jobs at home which is false:
All over the planet, people are on the move now. And borders are being re-asserted as people panic, seeing wages drop and masses of foreigners moving in and attacking citizens, demanding to be unassimilated rather than blending in.
Are Chinese imports making it harder for American men to get married? Loss of manufacturing jobs lowers the marriage rate, and other kinds of jobs will NOT fix problem, study suggests. This is interesting. Marriage for Asians is higher than other ethnic groups.
Black marriages have virtually disappeared, of the tiny percentage that marries, it is often to someone of a different race. Black on black marriages are exceedingly rare now.
The intriguing new study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, examines how trade shocks to manufacturing jobs in the U.S. affect marriage rates, fertility, and childhood poverty.
The results are at times surprising, and may bolster the case that the offshoring of manufacturing jobs has damaged the traditional social fabric of American life.
Yes, now the ‘we never marry’ business is across all race lines and for many young people under the age of 30, the ability to marry is very discouraging because both the males and the females now have heavy and unescapable school debt loans that make marriage impossible since the spouse has to be responsible for all debts.
The study asserts that for every one percent increase in Chinese imports, the share of women who are married decreases by about 1.3 percent. As well, birth rates drop about four percent, and child poverty rates increase by a whopping 12 percent.
First, the study’s authors use data from across the U.S. to show that the more people in the workforce are employed in manufacturing, the generally higher the marriage rate.
Well, we all got rid of that! I predicted this long ago. The flood of illegal aliens wrecked my own field of work, causing wages to collapse disastrously. And I am a female. I can’t imagine the stress on male citizens who can’t make ends meet anymore.
Conversely, the more people who are employed in non-manufacturing jobs, the generally lower the marriage rate, authors David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson write in their study titled ‘When Work Disappears.’
The study’s authors find the converse is true: when wages are more equal between the genders, fewer women marry or have children, though a higher percentage of those who do have children have them out of wedlock.
The U.S. marriage rate peaked around 1949, when Census data shows that about 78 percent of households were married, versus roughly 48 percent today.
I heard on the radio this afternoon, some liberals on public radio talking about how we should raise taxes on the rich (HAHAHA…that is frankly impossible) to give FREE SCHOOLS for anyone who wants to take classes in really useless stuff. That is, the taxpayers would have to foot the bill of our ‘open enrollment’ schools.
When I went to school in the old system, I didn’t pay hardly anything to do this but….and this is a gigantic but…we were heavily tested and only the best got to go to school. You had to study very hard and work very hard when in school.
Now, it is ‘social promotion’ and they want as many students as possible and only a handful of schools still have requirements but on top of that, they have to have lower standards to have the correct number of ‘minority’ students which lowers standards, obviously.
Competition of Asian kids is tremendous and…they leap ahead of everyone else due to this competition. This means in the long run, Asians will run things due to being smarter and better educated since they mostly take courses that are useful rather than goofy junk courses designed to get students to spend more money.
I seriously doubt the Democrats will have strict standards for people to go to college. They will want ‘inclusiveness’ and I watched during my life, standards collapsing even at Ivy Schools at the top like Yale. Talk about falling standards!
But then, Yale let in Bush Jr. and he had as much brains as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.