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Why do Minorities get most Govt and State Jobs?

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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i did post my observations a few pages back. i have been to 3 dmvs in my area (chicagoland) i "observed" that minorities were not the majority at any of the places i have been to.




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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so, far, you are pretty much on target ... for a few good laughs, a few more pages could be to your advantage
enjoy


oooooh, oh yeah ... the OP actually presented a few good ideas to help alleviate this imaginary situation ... please, share some more ... www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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when people do not agree with the op and post there own observations, and when people post statistics you say they are ignorant and that they are derailing the thread. its like i'm talking to a brick wall. why dont you just make a thread and tell people who dont agree with you or have had different "observations" not to post on your thread.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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The statistics provided from 2006 are only five years old and quite relevant to the discussion at hand. However, you are more than welcome to disregard them as is your wont. That is not my problem.



You have offered your Opinion based on seriously out-dated information, lack of understanding, and an unwillingness to admit your own misleading commentary.
Which, by the way, only serves to prove you have no intention of discussing the point of this thread.


Riiiiight... I haven't made any attempt whatsoever to discuss this issue in an honest, civil and logical way. My bad.



why are you keeping us all waiting for that "intelligent discourse" you mentioned?


Oh, and ad hominem attack. How nice. Thank you for keeping me in line.




The question: "why do minorities get most government and state jobs" is a valid and complete thought ... without any reference to 'ethnicity'.


Actually, he did reference ethnicity quite prominently in his opening post. In fact, it's the fourth paragraph down from his first line. Allow me to quote it for you:


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Simply put, it seems to me that minorities here are awarded state and govt jobs far more often that the average Caucasian.


See that reference to Caucasian -- it is inferred that he is specifically talking about race -- as in "the average Caucasian" vs. other minority races. Seriously, that's not a stretch by any means.



Then, the OP reveals his personal experience as valid reason to pose the question.
are you clearer now?


He's posed a perfectly valid question. I certainly haven't denied that. Nor have I chosen to misunderstand his question as you are obviously attempting to imply.



At no time did he declare that his experience was a National Standard (hence, stats).


But he did pose a question regarding federal government and state jobs. It is only natural that federal statistics play a role in the discussion as it is pertinent to the issue.



At no time did he infer or state that ethnicity had any role in this discussion, yet you keep harping on it.


Again, he did infer just that in his opening post by mention Caucasian in reference to minorities. Twice, in fact. Again, allow me to quote:


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Simply put, it seems to me that minorities here are awarded state and govt jobs far more often that the average Caucasian.


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Is there really an equal opportunity chance of getting hired for a state or govt job if you are say a Caucasian, and not part of a minority?


Furthermore he inquired as to my ethnicity in another post. So, yes, he has played the race card quite prominently within his thread.



And, rather concede to your confusion and gain some knowledge and/or clarification, you prefer to beat a dead horse ... interesting.


If I was confused or uncertain about a point I certainly have no qualms asking for clarification. I've been quite steadfast with my stance in this thread -- there has been no violence against deceased animals occurring on my behalf. But you are more than welcome to continue chastising my obvious confusion and lack of intelligence, as that seems to float your boat.



For the last time (hopefully), the OP never claimed his experience is/was or reflects any national standard ... just his locale and he is curious about those elsewhere ... why is this a problem for you?

and your perception that severely out-dated statistics have any relevance is becoming factually humorous.

so, if you haven't experienced any similar situation, how do you qualify your opinion (based on out-dated nonsense)? personally, at this point, it do believe it resembles rubbish.


Federal employment statistics regarding the make up of the federal workforce is quite relevant to the issue. The statistics provided are from within the last five years -- hardly ancient as you have claimed. As I've stated previously you can choose to ignore them -- or not -- as you see fit.

However, it would only be fair to point out that several other members have accepted these statistics as a valid representation of the federal workforce. So, it's not just me you're insulting.



WRONG again ... many 'average male Caucasians' are classified minority. do you need a list?
It is clear you have no clue what constitutes a 'minority' classification of a person.


Grasping at straws, aren't you? It is overly obvious within the opening post that it is Caucasians as a race in general that was being compared to other ethnic (implied by the OP regarding race as an issue) minorities. It was not a break down of Caucasian males vs. all females, the disabled and all other ethnic groups.

And, no, the "average male Caucasian" are not officially classified as a minority group. But if that thought makes you happy, you are more than welcome seek solace where you can.



Therein lies your confusion ... the ONLY 'average Caucasian' who is not a minority is male.
contrary to your opinion, ALL of the following caucasians are classified as a minority ... (whether you agree or not)
C/women
C/elders regardless of gender or age
C/veterans regardless of gender or age
C/disabled regardless of gender or age
C/criminals also regardless of age or gender
i believe there are others but at the moment, i believe i've made my point.
All of the above are likely to be ready, willing and able employees.
All of the above who apply WILL be considered before and above any 'average caucasian'(male).
which happens to be the crux of the OPs opening communique.


So you're defining what constitutes a minority for GeminiSky? Outside the parameters initially set within his opening post where he first posed his question?

Okay...

Just out of curiosity, is there anyone else (subgroup wise) that you would like to add to that list as to who would be considered a minority? Because this would be the time to chime in. Oh, what the hell, feel free to add to that list to your heart's content whenever you want. The more, the merrier I say!

Because, really, you are watering down the OP's original premise big time. Let's revisit that:


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Is there really an equal opportunity chance of getting hired for a state or govt job if you are say a Caucasian, and not part of a minority?


I've emphasized the term Caucasian, because that is the central point of his question. If we were to take the expanded definition of minority as you have been kind enough to provide, by default we would have to cancel out the following minority subgroups:


  • Caucasian women
  • Caucasian elders regardless of gender or age
  • Caucasian veterans regardless of gender or age
  • Caucasian disabled regardless of gender or age
  • Caucasian criminals also regardless of age or gender (although I seriously call this one into question)
  • Caucasian etc.


After this is done, we are still left with ethnic minority groups (even taking into consideration the myriad of subgroups, women, elderly, disabled, etc.).

So, to make an extremely long point short. The reason race comes prominently into play within this discussion is because the thread's author deems it so.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:46 AM
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Every time I think about whining about blacks or mexicans getting special treatment I try to remember all the times I didn't get pulled over by the cops for being white.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by GhostLancer
The OP pointed-out his perception that "minorities" seem to have an uncomfortably large percentage of government/state jobs, based on his limited encounters with such organizations as the DMV, Post Office and Social Security Office, etc.

What about many OTHER avenues of employment, excluding the military (since we've already covered that). Let's look at the service industry. Would you say that "minorities" are the *majoriy* there? How many McDonald's, Wendy's, Hardees, BK's, Arby's and Taco Bells (plus others) are manned by "minorities?"

How many cabs have you gotten into that are driven by white males? How many 7-11s are manned by "whites?" How many luggage checkers at the airport are whites?

In the end, the direction of YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY IN THIS LIFE is determined by YOU. A person going around and blaming other races and ethnicities and cultures for his/her private demise is foolish. YOU are in charge of your own destiny. YOU are empowered to better YOURself. YOU control these most important factors in YOUR life...

To try to BLAME others for your own shortfallings is simply lazy. Take control. Set higher standards. Embrace a higher power of your choosing.

Souls have no particular color. We all bleed red.

We are not humans having a spiritual experience. We are SPIRITS having a HUMAN experience.

IMHO
ah geez, not you too?
the service industry is NOT a govt/state job. bad examples all around.

Parks & Recreation, Firemen, Police Officers, Judges, Sanitation (where state sponsored), bus drivers, crossing guards, state hospital employees (hospitality but not private sector), state sponsored medicine and technicians, first responders, EMS, pharmacologists, Drivers (of all kinds who seem to wreck frequently), city mechanics, FBI, TSA, CIA, more? ... come on now ... let's talk reality, not imaginations.

private sector jobs = govt/state jobs ... that's your argument?
oh well, so much for intelligent discourse.
good night ... may we be the change we wish to see.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 02:07 AM
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yes, you did mention that but also when you were still of the opinion just whites were non-minority ... you still maintain that opinion? and if so, which whites?

of these visits, how many were women? how many were veterans? any physically disabled? how about aged/senior status? ... i am just guessing here, but i seriously doubt any dmv in chicagoland is lacking or void of minorities.

so, how recent were these visits of yours?
care to share details?
how many service stations, employees, minority breakdown, attitude issues, less than stellar performance, worthy of your tax dollars?
____________________________________
personally, i really can't speak about the 'attitude' issues anymore ... i don't seem to encounter them since i adopted a different approach ... but i still witness many who have.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by Sinnthia
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How many of these jobs have you applied for?
Just curious.

...




So I am going to have to assume the answer to my question would have been somewhere around...

...none?

Thanks. Helps put some perspective on what is purported in this thread as perspective.
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:47 AM
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before i begin another 'attack'
... let me say thanks for continuing the discussion if for no other reason than it has helped distract me from my physical pain. and that, is a blessing. thank you all


ok, on to this mess you insist applies ...
as usual, you're looking beyond the facts, entirely ...

as in "the average Caucasian" vs. other minority races
... in the US, All races other than caucasian are classified minority ... he did not set them apart ... the government did ... but you claim otherwise.
would you prefer he had been less PC and said ... non-minority caucasian males vs all other applicants, legal or not? because that is the cold, hard, truth.

i prefer more recent facts, not 6+yr old ones ... no argument there ... they are useless and certainly not my problem.

well, at least we agree on something
...

I haven't made any attempt whatsoever to discuss this issue in an honest, civil and logical way.

So, my direct question is an ad hominem attack? do you even know what that means?
i'm guessing not.
here, let me give you an example ... as it is an attempt to link the validity of a premise to a characteristic or belief of the person advocating the premise ... i could say ... since you admit to being prone to flights of fancy, your perception is merely a reflection of your chosen state of delusion.
**** that, would be an ad hominem attack ... really, if you're gonna play with the big kids, could you at least pack a dictionary or maybe next time, bring your own tutor? ***
boy o'boy, i must really be a floatin' now



But he did pose a question regarding federal government and state jobs. It is only natural that federal statistics play a role in the discussion as it is pertinent to the issue.
oh baloney, federal statistics have no place in this discussion, period.
keep chanting that mantra ... the fed will guide us ... they'd never lie to us ... the fed will feed us ... you know they need us ... the fed will endure ... of this we're sure ~~ problem here is, we've heard it all before and it sounds just as bad now as it did then.

and this happens to be another valid question of which you still continue to avoid answering.

Is there really an equal opportunity chance of getting hired for a state or govt job if you are say a Caucasian, and not part of a minority?
the only answer is .... da .. da da da da ... No.


Federal employment statistics regarding the make up of the federal workforce is quite relevant to the issue.
we are not discussing "the federal workforce" but a slice of it ... sad that you refuse to cooperate.

you're a bit off your rocker with this one ...

However, it would only be fair to point out that several other members have accepted these statistics as a valid representation of the federal workforce. So, it's not just me you're insulting
other members who accept those stats as you do are equally as mistaken as you ... no insult there, basic fact.
other members who disagree with you and your stats are what in your opinion, exactly?

i agreed the stats are an old representation of "the entire federal workforce" ... not the slice we're discussing on this thread.

you cannot dissect the group "minority" to suit your argument ... sorry, but the law isn't that flexible.
it is all or nothing ... and minorities are seldom classified based on ethnicity alone.
also, this point is not up for discussion, it is an absolute unless the law changes.
even if everyone's perception was aligned with yours, it doesn't change the law.

making things up as we go along, eh?

And, no, the "average male Caucasian" are not officially classified as a minority group.
never implied it was (at least not classified as such). the phrase "average Caucasian" - only references a male (in this context).

If you prefer to use 'average male Caucasian' ... i could get used to it but wouldn't necessarily agree cause it's too general, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
----> too general because there are plenty of 'average male Caucasians' who are deemed minorities ... (for a multitude of reasons).


So you're defining what constitutes a minority for GeminiSky?
ummm, no ... the definition of minority doesn't fluctuate just because you or i may want it to. the government defined it, we just follow their lead. it is a group and all members must be given equal consideration.
as stated earlier ... the concept that minority = ethnicity is a MYTH or a coincidence or a falsehood or whatever synonym works, but it is not fact by any stretch of the imagination.


Just out of curiosity, is there anyone else (subgroup wise) that you would like to add to that list as to who would be considered a minority? Because this would be the time to chime in. Oh, what the hell, feel free to add to that list to your heart's content whenever you want. The more, the merrier I say!
cute, almost funny even but truthfully, i think i did miss a couple or a few, but i'm not going searching for'em now.

when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of it all ... even the group title "average Caucasians" is misleading because -0- females are included and many males are excluded. (some group, eh? - hey, i didn't design it :wow


ok, let's try a different approach ... you said i'm watering down the OPs premise, big time.
well alright, where and how?
let's dissect it, shall we?

Originally posted by GeminiSky
Is there really an equal opportunity chance of getting hired for a state or govt job if you are say a Caucasian, and not part of a minority?

1. in search of an equal opportunity / desire
2. in search of state/govt employment / goal
agreed so far?
3. Caucasian and not part of a minority / certain males only / condition
4. so, based on the above condition, is he likely to fulfill his desire or achieve his goal?
please answer.

given that the above 'condition' limits his hiring opportunities at every govt/state location, does he have an 'equal opportunity' to acquire govt/state employment? please answer this one too.


I've emphasized the term Caucasian, because that is the central point of his question.
no, not really, you just perceive it that way. Caucasian is the only ethnicity separate from the group, but not all of them are non-minority.


If we were to take the *expanded* / original and only definition of minority as you have been kind enough to provide, by default we would have to cancel out the following minority subgroups:
exactly ... but how then, do you go from Caucasian subgroups to ...

we are still left with ethnic minority groups
this does not compute.
there is NO OTHER race or ethnicity that is non-minority. Really, there is no other, they are all included in the minority group already.


So, to make an extremely long point short. The reason race comes prominently into play within this discussion is because the thread's author deems it so.
hmmmm, if the OP doesn't identify the non-minority race, how then do you separate the non-minority folk from everyone else? PC or not. please, enlighten me.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:15 AM
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Originally posted by Honor93
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Hi there,
Your response was to another poster, but please take a look at what you have said in context of the OP please, you have me confused. If you believe the OP was not referring to ethnic minorities, then which 'minorities' do you believe he was referring to and if they were not of an ethnic nature how would he be able to say 80% fell into such a bracket? As apart from gender I'm not sure how such an assessment could be made, so not sure what you are trying to say.
hello there and thank you for your almost civil response

The easiest answer is the simple one ... most are confused as to whom is classified a minority today, not 50yrs ago.
As stated earlier, most ppl are confusing what is merely a coincidence.
All minorities are Not based on ethnicity ... it is only a coincidence that many minorities are of a different ethnicity than caucasion.

Example: 1 room 20 ppl ... 10 female, 10 male (color irrelevant) .. based on visual observations, i am positive of the following --> minimum 10 = minority (women) ... 2 men are disabled = minority ... 2 men are clearly seniors/elderly = minority ... the other 4 are completely questionable at first glance unless they are 'other' than caucasion. does this help you understand my point? based on the above, by simple observation (and knowing the rules) we have a room with at least an 80% minority populus.


The OP never suggested ethnicity in the opening statement, it was just randomly perceived in error. The term 'minority' has become as offensive as racial slurs were before they became illegal to utter.

The remainder of this mish-mash isn't deserving a response.
However, to answer your question, yes, exactly ... who are you or anyone else to put words (especially that one - ethnic) where it doesn't exist? minorities = all in the example above and others ... seems you should learn about which you speak, as should many others.

only answering out of understanding and willingness to share.
if we are equal, why should we be classified as minorities in anything?
edit to add ~~ by the way, i am also classified, minority ... regardless of my skin color or
ethnicity
oooops, forgot the question ... so, as a minority, what am i?? a WASP
, disabled, senior, female, vet, ethnically challenged
or other?

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edit on 17-2-2011 by Honor93 because: add question


So basically, if you aren't a white male with no obvious signs of physical disability you are classed as a minority? Would you care to be any more specific while you are at it, I don't know, age range, length of hair (or lack of it)? Gender preference?

You seem to imply I have asked a question about what it is about you that makes you class yourself as in some kind of minority group. I can't recall asking, certainly don't recall caring. Why do you think I would be interested and why do you think my response was almost civil and then call my post a mish mash? extra DIV



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 06:22 AM
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So basically, if you aren't a white male with no obvious signs of physical disability you are classed as a minority? Would you care to be any more specific while you are at it, I don't know, age range, length of hair (or lack of it)? Gender preference?
something about your english disturbs me so please, let me re-phrase, then you let me know if we agree, fair?

if you are not a Caucasian (white is too general) male = minority
if you are a male with no obvious signs of physical disability = you could still be considered minority based on other criteria.
if you are an able-bodied, Caucasian male (white covers too many ethnic possibilities) with no mental disability, age conflict, military history, addiction, criminal history or certain dependents, you are probably considered non-minority. (and sadly, that could also depend on who fills out your paperwork ... not accusing anyone here but it's certainly been known to happen more than once)

the specifics you request are really determined on a case by case basis ...
example with age: suffrage = 18 ... generally, 18 to death (til whatever age you survive)
** exceptions - emancipated minor (age 13-17 if court ordered) / from birth til death if disabled, physically or mentally / youthful offenders or 'at risk' children and adults who acquired a disability regardless of physical or mental / served honorably in the military / became institutionalized or any one of other possibilities.

hair or physical outward appearance minus disability = irrelevant
gender - all females are minority from birth. all Caucasian males are classified according to specific criteria mentioned earlier. all males born of any other ethnicity are minority from birth. questions?


You seem to imply I have asked a question about what it is about you that makes you class yourself as in some kind of minority group. I can't recall asking, certainly don't recall caring. Why do you think I would be interested and why do you think my response was almost civil and then call my post a mish mash?
actually, i stated i'm classified a minority (not asked).
based on the opinions of others, i asked ... what do you think 'qualifies' (makes) me a minority? ... and i provided a list of options (clue: more than one apply). NO, you didn't ask, i did.
however, i didn't ask whether you care ... i merely asked anyone who read it to participate.

wow, i refused to address PART of your post because it was an unorganized collection of unfocused, undirected thoughts (mish-mash). I found and extracted your question, then provided an answer ... are you not courteous enough to respond in similar fashion?
If you aren't interested, why did you write this post and ask more questions?



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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If you want to get to the nuts and bolts of things, I highly suggest you take the time to visit the Equal Employment Opportunity page and view the definitions of specific terminology. Not my definition. Not your definition. The official definition.



Minority: The smaller part of a group. A group within a country or state that differs in race, religion or national origin from the dominant group. According to EEOC guidelines, minority is used to mean four particular groups who share a race, color or national origin.
These groups are:

* American Indian or Alaskan Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain their culture through a tribe or community.
* Asian or Pacific Islander. A person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, India, or the Pacific Islands. These areas include, for example, China, India, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
* Black (except Hispanic). A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
* Hispanic. A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
* The many peoples with origins in Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East make up the dominant white population. Of course, many more minority groups can be identified in the American population. However, they are not classified separately as minorities under EEO law. It should be noted that women are not classified as a minority. However, they have experienced the same kind of systematic exclusion from the economy as the various minorities. Thus, they are considered as having "minority status" as far as the law is concerned.


It appears that the term "minority" is strictly applied to mean four particular groups who share a race, color or national origin. While women are granted "minority status" for reasons of affirmative action.

Speaking of which, here are a couple of other terms which have been bandied around:



Ethnic Group: A group of people who share a common religion, color, or national origin. Irish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, German-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hindus, Moslems, and Jews are examples of ethnic groups. Some members of ethnic groups participate in the customs and practices of their groups, while others do not. Discrimination based on these customs and practices may be illegal under EEO law. See Minority.




Affirmative Action: Positive steps taken by an employer which contribute toward greater employment opportunities for minorities, females, the elderly, and the disabled. In federal employment, extra effort must be made to include qualified women, minorities, employees over 40, and the disabled at grade levels and in job categories where they are under represented.


Really, it doesn't get any clearer than that.

Again, let's revisit the OP's original concern:


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Simply put, it seems to me that minorities here are awarded state and govt jobs far more often that the average Caucasian.


Originally posted by GeminiSky
Is there really an equal opportunity chance of getting hired for a state or govt job if you are say a Caucasian, and not part of a minority?


His primary concern appears to be -- and, since it appears few are fond of the term "politically correct," I'll rephrase in layman's terms -- the lack of White people (in the most broad sense) in federal and state jobs.

His concern fall along racial lines, by the simple reference to Caucasian. He did not narrow the definition of Caucasian so specifically as to mean "average Caucasian male under the age of 40 free from disability."



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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i love how you answer for the op. you know exactly what he meant when he said it was %80 minorities. you know exactly what he meant when he said your average caucasian cant get a government job. did you happen to watch the video he put in his original post of a fat black women with an attitude working at a dmv. notice it wasnt a handicapped person, notice it wasnt a white woman, notice it wasnt an obvious veteran of a foreign war. on to the next one.

i have been to 3 dmvs in the chicagoland area, two in the suburbs and 1 in chicago. now mind you not once have i gone into a place of any kind of business and purposefully made an observation as to the ratio of minorities working there. i may have noticed how the majority of workers at fast food places are minority, but i never complained about it, but i digress. back to the topic at hand. the last time i was at a dmv was about 3 months ago, i didnt notice anyone in a wheelchair, i didnt notice any obvious veterans, granted there may have been a hearing impaired employee or a veteran that was not obvious, whatever that means. there were white women working there. there were a few hispanics, there were a few african americans, i dont recall any asians. for the most part the majority of the employees were caucasian. the people working there were not terribly rude and obnoxious but they were also not the friendliest people on earth.

so as to the ops post that the majority of employees at the dmvs he has been to were minorities in his area, due to his observations may be true, but i would argue that, it is not the case across the country. so for him to say your average caucasian cant get a government job is a downright lie and could never be proven based soley on his observations at the dmvs, tollbooths etc etc in his area.

there was that good enough for you or would you rather i just gave in and take anything that you or the op says as the holy grail?
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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I simply disagree. There are lots of Caucasians in the government. Wherever I have lived, I've noticed that the proportion of minorities in government jobs roughly depends on the surrounding population.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by sorgfelt
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I simply disagree. There are lots of Caucasians in the government.


You are being intellectually dishonest. This thread has clearly proven that minorities all just get all the best government jobs handed to them.



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Honor93: Some posters here seem to think that you are speaking, and deciding what "I meant to say" in my OP.

I would like all to understand that what im trying to say, is pretty much EXACTLY what Honor93 thinks Im trying to say.

What I meant when I said "average Caucasian" was "non-minority person" I did not mean to sound like that was about ethnicity because it wasn't. When I tried to think of what a non minority would be called "average Caucasian" was the only thing that popped into my mind.

Again, this thread was intended to discuss minority hiring practices vs non minority. Not about race color/vs the other. I apologize for the confusion, I hope that clears up the confusion once and for all.

And I agree maybe the thread should have been titled "Why do minorities "seem" to get most Govt and State jobs?"

I hope this clears up the confusion. Again, this is simply a thread detailing my observations, and I started it in order to discuss other peoples observations.

Again, what Honor93 is saying in relation to what I meant with my OP is 100% accurate, and matches my viewpoints to a T.

---GeminiSky



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:53 AM
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The following information gathered below is based on Federal demographics only. For those wanting statistics on the state-level… well, you’re on your own.


It turns out that on the Federal level – Out of 1,848,339 total employees, Whites overall constitute 60.6 percent (or 1,120,366) of the workforce. Of those figures, White men make up 40.9 percent (or 756,059) of the workforce.

For those of you who prefer a more thorough set of numbers, I’ve done the leg work for you. On the Federal level the most recent statistics available online are from Sept. 2006 and may be found at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The following numbers are broken down by gender, race/national origin (minority), disability status, veteran status and disabled veteran status.

The 2006 Federal Workforce Demographics

As of Sept. 2006 there were a total of 1,848,339 Federal employees that break down as follows:
(Special Note: ALL percentages listed are of the above stated total workforce, unless otherwise noted.)

Gender:
Men - 1,031,942 - 55.8 percent
Women - 816,397 - 44.2 percent

Race/National Origin: The 2006 Federal Workforce Demographics and Table 9
(Please note that Federal employees are given the option of self-identifying themselves on the basis of race and national origin and the information is voluntarily given. Therefore, it is quite possible they are given the choice to opt out completely.)
Non-minority - 1,120,366 - 60.6 percent
Minority - 523,963 - 28.3 percent
Non-Identified – 204,010 – 11.0 percent

Disability Status: Table 4
Non-Disabled - 1,680,391 – 90.9 percent
Disabled - 123,484 - 6.7 percent
Non-Identified Disabled – 44,646 – 2.4 percent

Veteran Status: (Note: Excludes Army National Guard/Air Force National Guard) Table 9
Non-Veterans - 1,341,604 - 74.6 percent
All Veterans - 457,028 - 25.4 percent
Men – 396,072 – 22.0 percent
Women – 60,956 – 3.4 percent
Non-Minority – 317,394 – 26.2 percent
Minority – 139,634 – 23.9 percent

Disabled Veteran Status: (Note: Excludes Army National Guard/Air Force National Guard) Table 9
Total - 97,649 - 21.4 percent
Men – 82,463 – 18.0 percent
Women – 15,186 – 3.3 percent
Non-Minority – 63,747 – 20.1 percent
Minority – 33,902 – 24.3 percent

Break down by Gender

Men:
Total: 1,031,942
Average Age – 46.2 Table 10
Age – Less than 41 – 303,252 – 16.4 percent Table 11 Men and Women
Age – Over 41 – 728,690 – 39.4 percent
Total Non-Minority – 756,059 – 40.9 percent
Total Minority – 275,883 – 14.9 percent
Whites - 756,059 – 40.9 percent
Blacks - 123,975 – 6.7 percent
Hispanics - - 80,224 – 4.3 percent
Asian/Pacific Islander – 53,349 – 2.9 percent
American Indian/Alaskan Native – 17,752 – 1.0 percent
Non-Identified – 583
Disabled – 74,071 – 4.0 percent
Non-Disabled – 932,624 – 50.4 percent
Non-Veterans – 594,445 – 33.1 percent
Veterans – 396,072 – 22.0 percent
Non-Minority Veterans – 281,099 – 23.2 percent
Disabled Veterans – 82,463 – 18.0 percent

Women:
Total: 816,397
Average Age – 45.5 Table 10
Age – Less than 41 – 248,942 – 13.5 percent Table 11 Women
Age – Over 41 – 567,455 – 30.1 percent
Total Non-Minority – 484,249 – 27.0 percent
Total Minority – 318,148 – 17.2 percent
Whites - 498,249 - 27.0 percent
Blacks - 193,722 - 10.5 percent
Hispanics - 58,372 - 3.2 percent
Asian/Pacific Islander - 43,939 - 2.4 percent
American Indian/Alaskan Native - 21,553 - 1.2 percent
Non-Identified – 562
Disabled – 49,413 – 2.7 percent
Non-Disabled – 747,767 – 40.5 percent
Non-Veterans – 747,159 – 41.5 percent
Veterans – 60,956 – 3.4 percent
Disabled Veterans – 15,186 – 3.3 percent



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by Haza32
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Dont call me racist but, i find it funny how they move to OUR country, they bring their culture to our city streets whilst we give them, a house, a car, benefits for living and when their ready they will move on to get a job which is rightly deserved by a non- minority, we even build churches for them!

BUT!.. when we go to their country, if we tried bringing our way of life into the community, we'd most likely get shot.

go figure, guess this is the world we live in.


I find it funny how your ancestors killed and raped the indians that lived here peacefully before your ancestors decided they would come to this country and bring their way of life here.
Are you still laughing?
Just curious.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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MacGruber: Okay. If you cross a Mexican with a Black African-American, and a Jew, and a woman... what do you get?

[ Darrell and Vicky are silent ]

MacGruber: I don't know !...But I sure don't want that person to move in next door to m_ (BOOM !)



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