posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 07:35 PM
reply to post by EricD
You could also go and arrest all males from the age of 18-25 and probably put a dent in crime. The problem is not the "good" that is being done
there, but the number of times innocent people are punished as a result of the things others do.
I've been on the reverse side of these anti-discrimination laws. I used to live in a small town(less than 2500 people). It was 99% white.
There was a total of 1 black person who lived in town. That person was my roommate and I actually brought him to the town.
In this town there are only a few companies to work for. The best company in town starts hiring again. It's a welders job, something I have
experience in. My roommate has no experience. We both apply.
Even though I am more qualified for the job, my roommate gets the job because he is black. The company pretty much has no choice in the manner due
to anti-discrimination laws. As they had 0 black people working there before.
I didn't mind so much because he was my friend and roommate. I was glad he got a job. But I know why he got it and it still wasn't right.
I can see the "good" in it. But I can also see and know the bad in it as well, and the people who are punished for the things others do. So
that is why I am against it. In the case above I should have gotten the job because I was more qualified and had experience(as well as plenty of
references from people who worked there). I would have been a sure in if not for my roommate. It doesn't really upset me, but I know it's not
I think Chris Rock said it best. People shouldn't be given a job over people with more experience. But I guess if it's a tie, I had a head start
and that is hard to deny.
Now when it comes to civil rights. I think the federal government had every right to come in and ensure people were being allowed to vote and such.
As matter of fact, that is supposed to be their main function.