Then with so many years of being 'backed by HR' then you should know the definition of affirmative action then? In case you don't, let me clarify it for you: is used to describe preferences based on race, ethnicity and sex.If it's merited, it's not considered whining. It sounds to me like you're whining about people wanting to bring racism to light--particularly racism towards African-Americans.
And, again, being backed by many years in HR, I strongly disagree with your assertion that blacks benefit from preferential treatment more than they suffer from racism.
So with that, it explains this: If you pass up a black man for a promotion because there's a white man who's more qualified, the black man can cry "racism". And more times than not, it is a MINORITY that is promoted, souly based on the fact that he/she IS IN FACT a minority. In turn, having not a thing to do with qualifications, but everything to do with race. So tell me again exactly what point it was you were attempting to make?
To quote a fairly circulated email: Black people have the NAACP, Black history month, the million man march, BET, COGIC, the BLACK panthers, the united negro college fund; I could go on and on. YET I don't see hispanics with a Hispanic History month? I don't see chinese people with a chinese history month, or jewish people with a jewish history month. I don't see a MET, CET or JET (mexican, chinese or jewish entertainment television) I know of no men other than black men who participate in the "million man march", I don't see mexican, chinese or jewish churchs holding huge "glorified christian" conventions, I don't see an all mexican college, or a special college fund for mexicans, chinese, jewish, white or any other race of people. YET black people are so quick to throw out the race card when they feel they are treated unfairly.
How's that work? I'd like to try that myself. I mean afterall, my ancestors were here before YOUR ancestors were, yet my ancestors suffered genocide, were forced to move and give up their land, were forced to adapt to a way of life that was foreign to them. How many Indian people do you see marching on washington. Matter of fact, HOW MANY INDIAN HOLIDAYS DO WE HAVE? Zero. None.
So, please, by all means. Let's have a 'battle of the wits', if you will. Because there isn't a single thing that a black person can use or say to me, that I can't come back with something that MY ancestors suffered as well. Yet, "my people" have managed to still maintain their way of life, heritage and pride. How many Indians do you see thuggin the streets, selling drugs and glorifying woman as "b*tches and hoes" in their rap music. Oh, that's right, NONE.