As long as racism exists, we need ways to fight it

Apr 28, 2014 Full story: The Kansas City Star 40

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court tightened the screws on affirmative action , the decades-old practice of using race as a factor in deciding who gets admitted to college or offered a job.

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SESCOMM

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Apr 28, 2014
I was told by a young, new HR person, after applying a fifth time, that "due to affirmative action, the college can't hire any more white professors." The playing field is level, it's 2014. Whites are no longer the majority in America and existing generations were not slave owners, so why not do away with an antique rule and make companies hire and promote based on qualifications and performance, not on color?
Arman

Ashburn, VA

#2 Apr 28, 2014
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“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#3 Apr 29, 2014
SESCOMM wrote:
I was told by a young, new HR person, after applying a fifth time, that "due to affirmative action, the college can't hire any more white professors." The playing field is level, it's 2014. Whites are no longer the majority in America and existing generations were not slave owners, so why not do away with an antique rule and make companies hire and promote based on qualifications and performance, not on color?
Yes I have seen the same thing in MUCH different fields. I am a minority where I live & worked for the past 20 yrs.
I have also followed this from third party watching a friends comments over the past cpl. of yrs.
"She" is a highly educated professor & has taken several "lower" positions to watch other rise ahead.. several other old friends have left the country to teach because of similar situations,so watching all this has ,if nothing else been a very good lesson for myself & now my daughter to watch. Rick
My_Last_Dance

Allentown, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2014
SESCOMM wrote:
I was told by a young, new HR person, after applying a fifth time, that "due to affirmative action, the college can't hire any more white professors." The playing field is level, it's 2014. Whites are no longer the majority in America and existing generations were not slave owners, so why not do away with an antique rule and make companies hire and promote based on qualifications and performance, not on color?
Good post.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#5 Apr 29, 2014
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. All this PC krap is in danger of backfiring. Employers should just have an equal opportunities policy and monitoring to check that it's seen to be working, rather than have to numbercrunch figures. It really doesn't take much to do, but stats like that are easier for those who don't want to do their jobs which they're too well paid for and actually have to think and ask questions and look at the real situations of hiring

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

Level 5

Since: Aug 13

middle of nowhere

#6 Apr 29, 2014
I witnessed this when I was in the Army. Many times minority women were given promotions; all of us knew it was affirmative action at play behind the scenes, not true ability.

I often wonder, if we junior enlisted could see it, couldn't the person getting promoted see it?
If they knew that they were promoted because of skin color or gender instead of ability; how did they live with themselves?
It was part of the reason that I got out. Are these the persons that I want leading me?
Do you think Obama looks in the mirror knowing that if he had been white, he would never have gotten elected? Does he even care?
Karen

Stockport, UK

#7 Apr 29, 2014
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CM TX

Euless, TX

#8 Apr 29, 2014
Racism is pretty much dead in this country, only idiots still hold racist views.
AcD

Ozark, AL

#9 Apr 30, 2014
CM TX. Racism is certainly not dead. I live about five minutes away from a cross burning. That just happened in southern Alabama.
Jack Schortz

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Apr 30, 2014
racism is one of the main pillars of leftism and islam

we will fight these rascals to the death
Krypteia

Lewes, UK

#11 Apr 30, 2014
We need to fight against isms they're everywhere..
wellll

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Apr 30, 2014
As long as ANY group thinks it deserves or is entitled to more than any other group, it's just not going to go away.
Krypteia

Lewes, UK

#13 Apr 30, 2014
wellll wrote:
As long as ANY group thinks it deserves or is entitled to more than any other group, it's just not going to go away.
So that's everyoneism..

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

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#14 Apr 30, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
I witnessed this when I was in the Army. Many times minority women were given promotions; all of us knew it was affirmative action at play behind the scenes, not true ability.
I often wonder, if we junior enlisted could see it, couldn't the person getting promoted see it?
If they knew that they were promoted because of skin color or gender instead of ability; how did they live with themselves?
It was part of the reason that I got out. Are these the persons that I want leading me?
Do you think Obama looks in the mirror knowing that if he had been white, he would never have gotten elected? Does he even care?
LOL Great point. Plus the perfect defense. If you don't like the job he has done then you are racist. Plus with that idiot Joe Bidden a heart beat away no one will ever take a shot at him ; )

“Denny Crain”

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#15 Apr 30, 2014
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>So that's everyoneism..
A rancher is invaded with armed police and snipers and his cattle are taken and the next day he makes some racist comment and what becomes the big news story? I don't care what his racial views are I care about the governments abusive action. Now a sports team owner has his private conversation over the phone recorded and it leads the news and he is going to be fined 2 million dollars. Does anyone care it was recorded illegally and was a private conversation? We went nuts at the though of the NSA listening to our calls
Krypteia

Lewes, UK

#16 Apr 30, 2014
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>A rancher is invaded with armed police and snipers and his cattle are taken and the next day he makes some racist comment and what becomes the big news story? I don't care what his racial views are I care about the governments abusive action. Now a sports team owner has his private conversation over the phone recorded and it leads the news and he is going to be fined 2 million dollars. Does anyone care it was recorded illegally and was a private conversation? We went nuts at the though of the NSA listening to our calls
There's always some sort of ism,think the left especially the brain dead trolls in the Labour Party love isms and racism is their favourite,for example you say anything about Islam/ Muslims out comes the labours favourite word racism even though bloody Muslims arn't a race..There's always an ism I'm anti ism ism.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#17 Apr 30, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
I witnessed this when I was in the Army. Many times minority women were given promotions; all of us knew it was affirmative action at play behind the scenes, not true ability.
I often wonder, if we junior enlisted could see it, couldn't the person getting promoted see it?
If they knew that they were promoted because of skin color or gender instead of ability; how did they live with themselves?
It was part of the reason that I got out. Are these the persons that I want leading me?
Do you think Obama looks in the mirror knowing that if he had been white, he would never have gotten elected? Does he even care?
Saw in the Navy all the time as well.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#18 Apr 30, 2014
Japan must have military-draft-system of Japan in Japan now!
All Japs, all Japanese-men, all Japanese-women, all Japanese-boys and all Japanese-girls except mental-patients must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!

Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany must increase their military-budgets and military-forces now!
Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan, British, Italy and Germany must protect Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan, British, Italy and Germany by themselves now!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-natural-disasters must occur in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia now!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will cause reconstruction-demands in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will increase Japan's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's, Germany's and Russia's domestic-demands!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-quakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will derease supplies from Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

Remember Pearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will bedestroyed!
Japan, China, Tawain, South-Korea, Germany and Russia are evil-fascism-communism-empires !

We are Americna-99%!
I love the U.S.! I love American-99%!
I hate Japs!

“Groooovin'”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#20 Apr 30, 2014
HOW THE HELL will THAT ever Happen??

INJECT..the MAJORITY WINS..BODY COLOR DYE???

THAT is the ONLY way... RACISM..will be EXTINCT!!

“New & Improved..”

Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#21 Apr 30, 2014
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>A rancher is invaded with armed police and snipers and his cattle are taken and the next day he makes some racist comment and what becomes the big news story? I don't care what his racial views are I care about the governments abusive action. Now a sports team owner has his private conversation over the phone recorded and it leads the news and he is going to be fined 2 million dollars. Does anyone care it was recorded illegally and was a private conversation? We went nuts at the though of the NSA listening to our calls
These points were really spot on...!!

Just sayin' Denny C...

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