posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:43 AM
A few days ago I spent several hours in the Atlanta airport. Airports are normally a reflection of their community or most at least aspire to be. I
walked through a couple of terminals for a plane change and sat next to a window over the spot where the baggage carts came in and out.
After a short while I started to notice something. I did not see a single Asian or Hispanic working in the airport and only a tiny handful of melanin
challenged people. I thought, this has to be my imagination in this day of intentional hiring diversity. So I actually began to try and count the
workers I saw, all kinds, terminal agents/baggage drivers/food servers/sanitation etc. I counted zero Asian or Hispanics, I had time to kill and
went on a hunt to try and find at least one of each working at the airport and could not find a single one of either. I did find 5 melanin challenged
people working among the hundreds of workers I observed. I was shocked at my observation and was in disbelief that in this day and age that racial
discrimination existed to this degree.
So my question, does this reflect the population demographic as most employers strive for? As such, is Atlanta now a mono-racial city?
Is the city even aware of the image it is projecting of being mono-racial and not accepting of other racial groups?