As long as racism exists, we need way...

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

There are 40 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Apr 28, 2014, titled As long as racism exists, we need ways to fight it. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

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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umrav

Ashburn, VA

#22 Apr 30, 2014
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ICE

Milan, IN

#24 May 1, 2014
Why do you think you have to put your race on a job application? It's all about the quota, if you are less Qualified so be it.
The first Affirmative action Pres. to be elected and it has literally pushed back race relations 50 years.
Delbert

Virginia Beach, VA

#25 May 1, 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?
You are mischaracterizing Affirmative Actions as are others commenting on the law. Affirmative Actions is a program of inclusion and has nothing to do with hiring quotas or percentages. And has absolutely nothing to do with voters exercising their free choice in the voting booth.

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/statutes/eo1124...

Contractors' Agreements

SEC. 202. Except in contracts exempted in accordance with Section 204 of this Order, all Government contracting agencies shall include in every Government contract hereafter entered into the following provisions:

During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:
1.The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting officer setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.
CDII

United States

#26 May 1, 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
Do you have empirical proof that what happened to the rancher is government abuse?

How about for your contention that the telephone call was recorded illegally?
Delbert

Virginia Beach, VA

#27 May 1, 2014
ICE wrote:
Why do you think you have to put your race on a job application? It's all about the quota, if you are less Qualified so be it.
The first Affirmative action Pres. to be elected and it has literally pushed back race relations 50 years.
You don't have to include your race on any application for employment, that is a result of Affirmative Actions. Affirmative Actions is a non discrimination policy and is optional for organizations. Any Organization that has an Affirmative Actions policy does so because it choses to have the policy, only organization that have to have a non discrimination policy are Government Contractors.
Delbert

Virginia Beach, VA

#28 May 1, 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?
Had companies hired and promoted based on qualifications and performances there would have never been a need for the executive order in 1965 for Affirmative Actions in America.

That's like the myth of America supporting the idea of free markets.

Women and Minorities in America had been shut out of the markets until Affirmative Actions in 1965. Women were unable to own property and minorities did not have the freedom to purchase property and open business where they wanted to compete.
ICE

Milan, IN

#29 May 1, 2014
Delbert wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have to include your race on any application for employment, that is a result of Affirmative Actions. Affirmative Actions is a non discrimination policy and is optional for organizations. Any Organization that has an Affirmative Actions policy does so because it choses to have the policy, only organization that have to have a non discrimination policy are Government Contractors.
No you don't have to check the box for race, but there is a higher chance it will be tossed in the trash if you leave it blank.
Affirmative Action today has nothing to do with fairness, it's about getting back at whitey!
Same as voter ID laws, nothing to do with fairness when anyone can get an ID very easily, it's about stacking the ballot boxes with Fraudulent votes.

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

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Since: Aug 13

middle of nowhere

#30 May 1, 2014
Since this thread is moving toward history.....let's discuss segregation!

Think about your last company party, or church event or school event. Or go to the mall and watch. For those of you who were in the military, think back.

With any large gathering of people....after the event is over and it is time to mingle.
People, or at least 90% seem to split naturally into groups by race.

Why is that?

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#31 May 1, 2014
Susan Rice is now the tool to make America, unfriendly to non-whites and Women. If she continues to accept the 'slings and arrows' of the BenghaziDECEPTION, Obama will give her a Presidential pardon & a bag of money.
INFIDEL

Socorro, NM

#32 May 1, 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
Shhhhhh... Don't think about it. Just Turn on MSN or Fox News and drink the Kool-Aid. They'll tell you what to think and you'll feel much better soon.
Krypteia

Thornton, UK

#33 May 1, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
Since this thread is moving toward history.....let's discuss segregation!
Think about your last company party, or church event or school event. Or go to the mall and watch. For those of you who were in the military, think back.
With any large gathering of people....after the event is over and it is time to mingle.
People, or at least 90% seem to split naturally into groups by race.
Why is that?
Blacks are better dancers,whites better drinkers and gays criticising each other's curtains..

“Happiness comes through giving”

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Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#35 May 1, 2014
CM TX wrote:
Racism is pretty much dead in this country, only idiots still hold racist views.
Then we are overrun with idiots.
What

Beverly, MA

#36 May 1, 2014
Shinichiro Takizawa wrote:
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!
Go away.
trolling

New Haven, WV

#37 May 1, 2014
Every race needs an antidefamation league I guess.

Since: Apr 14

Marcus Hook, PA

#38 May 1, 2014
Unfortunately racism has been around just as long as prostitution. Its not going anywhere....because people have a need to feel greater than another type of people. If its not on a racial scale than we will start hating each other over other trivial things. Its wired in our hard drive (brain).
Angela

Ozark, AL

#39 May 1, 2014
I personally love the beauty of all races. No one should hate anyone just because their of another skin color. Nor should that control promotions and so on. I have seen and dealt with with this for many years. It's a lot seem hopeless people will never change. Because people are always afraid of what they don't understand. We have so much to fight for why fight something that cant be changed.
Angela

Ozark, AL

#40 May 1, 2014
I personally love the beauty of all races. No one should hate anyone just because their of another skin color. Nor should that control promotions and so on. I have seen and dealt with with this for many years. It's sad and a lot to deal with. And it seem hopeless as if people will never change People are always afraid of what they don't understand. We have so much to fight for why fight something that cant be changed.

“Shoot for the stars”

Level 5

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#41 May 1, 2014
Angela wrote:
I personally love the beauty of all races. No one should hate anyone just because their of another skin color. Nor should that control promotions and so on. I have seen and dealt with with this for many years. It's a lot seem hopeless people will never change. Because people are always afraid of what they don't understand. We have so much to fight for why fight something that cant be changed.
I agree with you. I love having different races and cultures because there's so much beauty, traditions, music, food, fashion, etc........to experience, learn and share. How boring if we were all the same.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#42 May 1, 2014
trolling wrote:
Every race needs an antidefamation league I guess.
Who needs a race, get a web site.
http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/trendr8.htm

“Dropping Bars Of Knowledge”

Since: Feb 14

Syracuse New York

#43 May 2, 2014
Black and Whites reflect on the same flesh of a human, therefore we are all "human beings"

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