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… is from page 223 of Thomas Sowell’s important 1981 book, Ethnic America: A History [2] (footnote deleted; link added):

Black teenage unemployment in 1978 was more than five times what it had been thirty years earlier. Among the factors responsible, a number of government programs – notably the minimum wage laws – have made it more difficult for blacks to find jobs [3], and other government programs – notably welfare – have made it less necessary.

DBx: The footnote deleted from this quotation is to the linked report, titled “Youth and Minority Unemployment [3],” and written in 1977 for the Joint Economic Committee by my late, great colleague Walter Williams [4].