The racial effect of the minimum wage laws exist in the absence of racial preferences on behalf of employers. The minimum wage law gives firms effective economic incentive to seek to hire only the most productive employees, which means that firms are less willing to hire and/or train the least productive employee, which includes teenagers, particularly minority teenagers. But assuming away any productivity differences between black and white workers, minimum wage laws give firms incentive to racially discriminate in hiring. The reason is that the minimum wage law lowers the private cost of discriminating against the racially less preferred person.
-Prof. Walter Williams (The State Against Blacks)
And who wants a $15 minimum wage? Oh yeah – President Asterisk. He’s actually done just that – as the Federal Government is about the largest “firm” in America. Congratulations!
Racist, you say? The Top 7 Racist Comments Made by Joe Biden Over the Years (abridged)
7. His comments about desegregation and his kids growing up in ‘racial jungle’ (1977)
“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”
6. His bizarre ‘praise’ of Senator Barack Obama (February 2007)
Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign got off to a rocky start in 2007 when he had to defend remarks he made about his future running mate, first-term Senator Barack Obama. “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
5. Using the anti-semitic slur ‘shylock’ (September 2014)
“That people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being … I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, um, these women and men while overseas.”
4. His comments about ‘poor kids’ (August 2019)
Joe Biden implied that poor kids are all non-white. “We should challenge students in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
3. His comments about working at 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts (July 2006)
“I’ve had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking,” Biden said.
2. His reason we can’t hold China accountable for COVID-19 (July 2020)
This example comes from Wednesday night, when Biden explained during a virtual campaign event that Trump is wrong to hold China accountable for the COVID-19 because Americans aren’t able to distinguish “between a South Korean and someone from Beijing.”
1. His claim that “You ain’t black” if you don’t support him (May 2020)
“You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
(H/t: Cafe Hayek)