While immigration hurts black and white low-wage workers, the authors note, the effect is three times as large on blacks because immigrants are more likely to compete directly with them for jobs. ~Steve Malanga, City Journal
Looking at it in terms of the election, this issue was the reason why Tancredo was the lone Republican at the NAACP gathering last year. It’s also notable that the only candidates who mentioned the Newark killings mentioned in Malanga’s article were Republicans. The strong opposition between the two groups is also one of the causes of the resistance to Obama’s candidacy among Hispanic voters, even though he has adopted the same pro-immigration line that every other black Democratic politician takes.