reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
Like I said, I hate AA. I agree with you to an extent. It's not a simple issue and you have very good points.
I just think that since the playing
field is NOT equal, there has to be SOME way to make it more fair. Leaving the field at a tilt and letting the players work it out isn't a fair
option. (IMO) That has not worked. AA doesn't work much better, but it's something. I think some reform is needed.
Ultimately, we need to lose our racism. Education and exposure are the keys to that.
Originally posted by CreeWolf
When will I see programming on BET "12%" black? Basketball teams "12% black?
BET needs to go away, too. When it becomes obsolete; when black people have equal opportunities in the media, it will.
Sports is one place where "the powers" actually have a highly-vested interest in having the absolute BEST people on the team. It's one segment of
our society where the BEST get chosen, regardless of their skin color. Skin color DOES NOT MATTER. Only ability. And if your ability is a tiny bit
more than the other guy, you're going to get chosen for the team, white, black, blue or green. I hate sports, but it's the one place where AA isn't
, In a discriminating society, when a company
has the choice of 2 fairly equally qualified people, it has been shown that the
white boss will generally
will choose the white guy, because if one is a little better than the other, it's not really going to make a
difference in the bottom line of the company like it might in the bottom line of the sports team. (that extra point can win a championship)
(Then, there's the subject of schooling opportunities for urban kids that is another subject entirely.)
Heck, how many Cree Indians are there on Primetime TV right now?
I want to see Cree Indians on TV, too!
I want to see a true representation of our country in all aspects of society. We're moving toward
(I am lucky enough to live in a small southwest town that is a microcosm of the country. We have every race here, represented in just about
proper proportions to the whole. It's fantastic.)