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Jim Crow 2.0

In today’s Wall Street Journal, letter-writer Rob Sobhani proposes that the high rate of black unemployment be reduced by deploying better “immigration governance” – that is, Sobhani wants to stop all those Hispanics from competing against blacks for jobs.

It’s an irony as deep as it is unintended that what is today rightly regarded as unjust, uncivilized, and economically destructive – namely, Jim Crow legislation that protected workers of one race from having to compete for jobs with workers of another race – is offered in 2011 by this Mr. Sobhani and many others as a policy worthy of a civilized society.