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Originally posted by Mason mike
I aggree that racism is racism no matter what. But this doesn't sound like racism, it sounds like affirmative action. I hate it and think you should be awarded jobs based on the best price and best work. That is what drives people to better themselves. If you missed the bid because your price was too high, then next time you might bid lower. I am aware of the real world situation where a black lesbian in a wheelchair has the best chance at gettting any government bid reguardless of price, and I think that needs to change. My idea is to stop welfare al togeather and educate the inner city and poor country folks with the money that was for welfare. Then create jobs in the US doing all the things we are subbing out to other coutries. Just think of the pride that would be instilled in people if they actually earned their money instead of having it handed to them. And the ones that don't want to work, will go hungry or get a job. The folks that are disabled will have social security and possibly a subsidised pension. Manditory millitary service for all (min 2 years). There. Now vote for me.
(BTW, I meant no offence to any with my comments.)
Originally posted by WISHADOW
White male construction workers were in the same boat as minorities are in today. They usually end up being homeless alcoholics and drug abusers that dropped out of high school. Juveniles and convicts. Prison boys. And in todays world making way too much money for the work in which they are supposed to be conducting. Most of them are slackers. They slack around the job sites pretending their work is valor. Often times you might find them drinking beer and smoking on site. Not much to call work. I'm all for barring stimulus money to these white male construction workers.
Originally posted by heyo
Fact is (i'm canadian by the way), america was built by blacks and whites, and most people up here generally see mexicans as kind of mooching off the years of hard work their ancestors put in to built sucha great country.
Originally posted by redhatty
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
I am thrilled someone caught that!
IIRC, wasn't the Civil war about State's Rights?
Skin color has nothing to do with equality. It's all about having good work ethics, some marketable skills, and the intelligence to apply them. Sadly, God didn't make us all equal. Some people are smarter, some people are stronger, some people are more athletic, etc.. If we were all truly equal, there'd be no need for affirmative action or Equal Opportunity Employment laws now would there?
Originally posted by cenpuppie
There is no reverse racism in what he said, you need to stop blowing things out of proportion (a famous line used when discussing racism). I mean jeez, white folks in this country have a leg up and EVERYONE white on this forum is reaping the benefits of your own skin color, if your white then YES you have an advantage on the other ethnic groups. What the problem is that no one wants to admit..because its 2k in America and we have a black prez..
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Why isn't anyone upset about the second part? The part where they want to bypass the State Legislatures, in some slick way, and mandate to the States what and specially WHERE to spend these funds regardless of where the States think will get the biggest bang for the buck. They are seriously trying to be a State of their own.
I'm not sure this is constitutional and I'm not convinced this will fly as long as people pay attention. That's a big IF cause they're probably right about people being distracted...