GETTING AHEAD IN SAN ANTONIO AS A BLACK MAN
A Black Man trying to find employment in SA, writes his thoughts on moving to San Antonio...
The Observer hears from many of our residents daily and we enjoy all the ideas, the concerns and the reports of injustice. We urge all to continue contacting us at any time as we all fight for the same goal within our underserved communities and for the rights of Blacks.
Below you will find a message from a reader describing his experience within San Antonio and trying to find work as a Black man. We thank you all for writing, calling, and talking to us when we see you in the neighborhood. Stay strong neighbors, we are in this together!
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Subject: I really like what you stand for
Message: I read your articles from time to time and they speak the truth! I notice on a daily basis of how hard it is for a black man to get ahead in San Antonio without doing something illegal. I'm not sure if it's just me or if there's not many places willing to open the door for a young black man. This is one of the only places I've been to that's so quick to judge a person based the color of their skin and not by their potential or hard work and dedication, it's crazy! I thought I was doing something wrong while searching for jobs until I read one of your articles about over 1,000 jobs being taken from black people that are actually qualified for the position. I'm wondering if there are any places that don't discriminate and won't try to underpay their black employees, or am I searching in the wrong city? Thanks for your time, keep up the great work! 100!
Hopefully the Mayor and new D2 Council person will address the long awaited ‘in addressed’ issue of 1500 jobs being held from Blacks in the city and county.
We will update you on this particular issue regularly.