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Civil Rights Group Claims Florida Times Union Promotes Racial Tensions

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 FMCRC Calls on Financial Industry, Automotive and Utility Companies To Restrict Advertising In Florida Times Union Due To Attempts To Create Racial Tension Between African Americans and Latinos:


"There are census tracts in Jacksonville that are 90% minority that have unemployment rates of over 50%.  The high unemployment and poverty rates in African American communities have been climbing for past 7 years and this is not due to undocumented workers. City and State leaders have failed these families.  Yet the Jacksonville Times Union is using the Latino's as a target and prop to increase circulation by pinning the severe unemployment rate in African American areas on these undocumented workers.  We now are witnessing African Americans showing severe outrage towards Latinos in Jacksonville.  I am urging my brothers and sisters across our great country to call their corporate contacts and ask them not to advertise in this media outlet that is creating severe racial tension in Jacksonville."  
Al Pina, Chair FMCRC


Florida (Jacksonville) Times Union Newspaper news articles claims that undocumented workers are causing employment problems and double digit unemployment in Jacksonville...

 

Sample Florida Times Union News on Undocumented Workers:

15 undocumented workers arrested at Duval courthouse site

Fifteen undocumented workers were arrested at or near the ... could be rescinded for using undocumented workers. Turner sent a letter to subcontractors ... with Turner prohibits employing undocumented workers, said Misty Skipper, a spokeswoman...

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2009-10-03/story/15_undocumented_workers_arrested_at_duval_

Local News

100 workers at Duval courthouse site give fake ID

... Crack down on arrests of undocumented workers. The city was informed of ... the same day four more undocumented workers were arrested near the construction ... prohibits knowingly hiring undocumented workers and Turner’s agreements ...

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-11-09/story/100_workers_at_duval_courthouse_site_give_fake_i

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Florida Legislature unconcerned about illegal immigration

... those politicians are, in fact, enabling illicit workers on job sites. Only when employers large and small ... include employers that offer low-paying jobs thatundocumented workers would like to have. But they can't get through...

http://jacksonville.com/interact/blog/abel_harding/2009-11-11/florida_legislature_unconcerned_about_

Local News

Jacksonville checks for illegal workers at courthouse site

... an effort to crack down on undocumented workers. The new policy comes after ... could be rescinded for using undocumented workers. A U.S. Immigration and Customs ... Turner prohibits employing undocumented workers, but no specific penalties are...

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-10-20/story/jacksonville_checks_for_illegal_workers_at_court

Local News

Illegal aliens arrested on and near Duval courthouse construction site

Fifteen undocumented workers were arrested at or near the construction ... could be rescinded for using undocumented workers. Turner sent a letter to subcontractors ... with Turner prohibits employing undocumented workers, said Misty Skipper, a...

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2009-10-02/story/illegal_aliens_arrested_on_and_near_duval_

Local News

Agents nab undocumented workers in trailer park raid

... part of a 28-man roundup of undocumented workers. Agents were out at the same ... raid, where more than 40 undocumented men were arrested. The agency ... says the man hires and houses undocumented workers for cheap labor. The man...



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