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originally posted by: SleeperHasAwakened
"We need more minority doctors, lawyers and executives!"
ORLY. PoC (depending on your definition) comprise something like 13-15% of the population. WHAT IS THAT YOU WANT. We should have 50% of all well-paying jobs awarded to folks based on skin color?? How does that make any sense as a study in sociology and demographics, and how is that fair to non-PoC minorities in this country.
We have departed any semblance of a merit-based, capitalist-oriented society and are heading into some kind of dystopian warped culture where people are FORCED to bend their knees at the alter of "diversity". Where a company MUST have "fair representation" of diversity in their ranks, qualifications and merit be damned. I know plenty of PoC that don't WANT this 'leg up' status, and would feel the same as anyone else who's awarded things based on their physical appearance instead of the fruits of their labor: cheated and deprived of being recognized for their TRUE ABILITIES not their skin color.
Its the same kid. LOL.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
My dad was born/raised in a "dugout" home. Its a home dug into the side of a hill. He didn't live in a real home until he was 10, but that home still had dirt floors. Am I wealthy now? Nope. I've got a decent career. And I earned every bit of it on my own. Mostly because I am intelligent and well spoken, which was not due to my skin color.