Re: Thug is now a code word
posted at 1/24/2014 12:58 PM EST
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
In response to magicalhobo's comment:
No, it's a code word for thug. If you don't want to be called a thug don't beat women, traffic drugs, murder people, have 2000 different kids from 1000 different women, etc etc.
I am so sick of the race card being used for everything. I could easily use one as well. I grew up very poor, received no scholarship money other than what I earned from my GPA, and lost a job opportunity out of college due to affirmative action. Why? Because I'm white. Racism is starting to fade ever so slightly, but when people say things like that it keeps it fresh in everyone's minds and creates more animosity.
Okay, you're wrong. Jesus, that's not how AA works. If you didn't get a job it was because you didn't get a job. AA doesn't demand that all companies be forced to hire black people, it only encourages businesses to hire desenfranchised groups.
Only 4% of all Fourtune 500 campanies have African American CEOs. If Affirmative action was keeping Caucasians from getting jobs, that number wouldn't be so tiny.
Affirmative Action is not just for African Americans. It is for certain protected disadvantaged classes of people. If you want to know what these classes are pull up an online job application. When you get to the section where it asks ethneticity any radio button that is not non-Spanish speaking white is a protected group.
When I graduated from college in Boston I was denied teaching job because Judge Authur Garity said whites could not be hired.
I couldn't get a teaching job so I went back to construction, which is how I paid my way through ,college. Sometimes I did interviews for the company. One of the guidelines was to hire any minority. This was to help the company comply with government contract rules.
Minorities got to work on all of the government projects which paid much better than the privately funded projects.
I could not make a good living in construction. I took the police exam because the Quinn bill would pay a premium to people with a bachelors degree. I did a lot of prep for the tests. The results of the exam were thrown out because some minorities did not do well enough. Don't know why, the tests seemed pretty racially neutral. I was never offered a job. BTW, I usually score in the 99+ percentile rank in standardized tests.
Minority friends of mine were able to get in to construction unions with proof of minority status. My apprentices could get in.
I took night classes and got my certificate to teach vocational Ed. When Madison Park High School opened I applied to teach my trade. I was interviewed by 3 people. Two of the three were minorities. Two of the people were very enthusiastic about my application. They told me that they never get applicants who already have teaching certificates for the "shop" positions. They had always had to waive the qualification with an agreement that the applicant would work on it. I was the first applicant they had ever seen that was qualified both with a degree in education and vocational certificate. The third interviewer, who was in charge, did not seem interested ias speaking to me. At the end of the interview he did ask how I, as a white man, could possibly be a positive role model for the African American students in the school. I did not get the job.
Affirmative Action is a 45 year old temporary fix that was supposed to level the playing field. It's just devisive at this point. It's time for equality for everyone.
The Constitution guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. All American's rights should receive equal protection.
P.S. Don't worry about me. I kept pushing and consider myself successful.