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Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2012, Saturday

Los Angeles Times

April 28, 2012, Saturday

Los Angeles Times (full article)

Blacks in South L.A. have a bleaker jobs picture than in 1992

The demographic shift has made it even more difficult for African Americans to find good jobs, said Vernon M. Briggs Jr., a Cornell University labor economist who has studied the effect of immigration on blacks for more than three decades.

Latino immigrants, he said, tend to form tight-knit job networks. "What employers learn to do, if they find workers they're content with, they ask those workers to bring any relatives or friends and become more dependent on them."