posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 02:30 PM
You know when affirmative action comes up? Threads like this, and on AM radio, and cable news/tabloid shows and in blue collar pissing matches in
gargages and tatoo parlors across America.
You know where it doesn't come up? Corporate America.
If you are white and "attractive" (not obese, not in a wheelchair, not missing limbs, etc) and truly skilled, gifted or educated in your chosen
profession there's not a single Affirmative Action program in existence that will keep you unemployed. In fact, ask anyone against AA to point to
real examples of so-called "reverse discrimination" and they scream their hypotheticals even louder.
If you're a mechanic, bagboy or otherwise completely unaffected by Affirmative Action I suggest you visit some corporate websites (OR ASK ME) about
living up to the challenge of promoting racial equality. You may be born equal, but it wasn't long ago that your opportunites were patently unequal
based on skin color. I'm only 34 and vividly remember being in the car as a child pulling up to gas stations or restaurants with "WHITES ONLY"
signs in the window. The fact is, laws don't allow that anymore, but they don't change the minds of those people.
I have been a mid sized employer in four states and have to tell you. AA NEVER COMES UP IF YOU ACT LIKE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO...
~Interview all qualified people
~And hire the MOST qualified regardless of race
It only becomes punative (i.e. oversaw by the government) when you get big enough to matter in a given community where race is an issue (i.e.
minorites are prevalent), and you consistently DON'T treat everyone equally.
Saying Democrats are hypocrits for supporting the right thing, just like desegregation is sheer right wing insanity and reversal of progress. And the
only reason the AA issue even comes up or gets spun into "reverse racism" at all... is in ISSUE PANDERING by the right wing, and crybaby finger
pointing by lazy, untalented whites that have to blame SOMEONE for thier failures in life.
Not only have I been an employer but I've worked with countless enormous corporations and I have to tell you, every single one of them is committed
to Affirmitive Action, see no problem, and don't complain.
Those individuals that do complain, quite frankly, sound like inbred mouthbreathers. If you want to guarantee your future unemployment in corporate
America, go into your next interview bitching about Affirmative Action.
I've fired more snively little white boy racists for running their mouth more than any other group. And I liked it. May they pump gas forever spewing
their racist glory to all who will listen. Or join ATS and add to this thread.