If you are in Morgan Hill.
I was just at
westech yesterday and I'm pretty motivated to work for
I'd just like to get a little inside scoop if you
Thanks in advance if your there to give me a leg
The debate, basketball, and Abbott Laboratories
would all be less than what they could be if they were
free to hire/select who they
Affirmative action exacerbates, not mitigates, racism.
Nothing I say will convince you. You're a liberal lost
cause. So get back to work.
Guess I'm confused like everyone else...and I
HAVE moved, (not from this country...I think it's
worth fighting for)just not far away as I would like
to. Anyway, most "Americans" (note I didn't specify a
race) feel the way I do. Politcal Correctness and the
thought police keep most from expressing their true
feelings. I've beat the system by refusing to particpate in
these doomed social experiments.
The slugs that
passed some of these crazy laws have been born rich and
don't understand the real world. They live in gated
communities and would never consider sending their children
to a public school, yet they force integration on
those who can't afford to pay for their kids education.
Central High in Little Rock was one of the best schools
in the nation 45 years ago. Now look at it. LOTS of
people moved in pursuit of happiness. The WW2 generation
was right, but they didn't see soon enough the
country they fought for could ever stab them in the back
and be a greater threat than the Germans and the
"Boca"...I'm still confused. From your
posts, I'll assume you're black, probally a woman. (not
that I care) If you are, you are competely out of
touch with your race.
It seems you are confused, it's you who has been
complaining about affirmative action in this country, so "If
you really think it's so bad in this country, why
don't you and anyone who thinks like you move?"
This is a great country, in part because it has the
backbone to admit its faults and try to remedy them.
Go buy yourself some ruby slippers, cross your
fingers, and wish real hard. When reality hits you, don't
be sad...maybe you can write a song for Barney.
If you "can't imagine the words African Americans
should use to decribe the continued daily discrimination
by the majority in our society" go to Hastings and
buy a few rap tapes. These role models have no
problem bitching about their "struggles".
you really think it's so bad in this country, why
don't you and anyone who thinks like you move? Do you
think you're a hostage, and the "majority" benefits by
selling out their children's opportunites to give
"minorities" a chance? Life isn't fair...has never been and
will never be.
Affirmative Action has
helped me. I got so sickened by this policy that I
started working for myself. I refuse to participate in
this social experiment, but too many people have no
choice if they have a family and can't send their
children to a private school and get passed over for
promotions to comply with the law.
supports "diversity" to mirror the racial makeup of the
U.S., It should be a great place to work....Most
companies that have AA hiring and promotion policies have a
50/50 racial employment and/or promotion quidelines
that have to be met in order to keep their government
tax breaks. White women are almost always passed over
in favor of "preferred" minorities. The white men
must play golf of be friends with the boss or they get
Now for the good news...the
younger generation doesn't buy the guilt trip the schools
and media try to force upon them. Affirmative Action
is on life support. The plug will be pulled soon.
Retireyoung, you missed the point - my message
was not defamatory, indeed it was complimentary. I'm
a strong subscriber to the points of view expressed
by those radio notables. As I pointed out in my
followup to sellhi, I only differ on the EXTENT to which
he (or others) articulate stongly polarized
positions. Hence my Gray<->Grey
There is no difference between not making the
basketball team and not making the abbott team.
the debate team coach had been told that 2 students
must be black? What if the basketball coach had been
told that 8 players must be white? What if Abbott is
told that 13% of its workforce must be
In regards to your final comment, companies are like
Athletic teams. We want to see them win. That's why we
want to hire the best. In the last year, I have hired
six mexican-americans. Did I hire them because they
were mexican? No. I also fired two. Did I fire them
because they were Mexican? No.
I'm rambling a
little bit. I have to get back to work.
What people often do who cannot defeat the
message is to defame the messenger. Rush and Laura's
names are often just put out there as an attempted
distraction to their message. You got past that attempt very
quickly. Keep it up!
I fail to see how your son failing to make either
the debate or basketball team is germaine to your
question. But I can't answer it anyway.
questions seem rhetorical, but even on that I'm unsure.
So I'm left with the following data to
Out of 1400 kids in your son's middle school, about 7
(I guess-that's usually the size) made the debate
team, and they're all white. The basketball team, taken
from the same population, is all black. Is there
discrimination?, you ask. In the final analysis, you'd have to ask
the respective coaches and hope they tell you the
truth. My guess is there wasn't, but I can't look into
Without any other information,
the ethnic composition doesn't surprise me. I rely on
Charles Murray analysis in his book The Bell Curve
regarding the debate team. ON AVERAGE, whites have higher
intelligence than blacks. His data also suggest that the
average IQ of the top 5% smartest blacks is HIGHER than
the average IQ of the top 5% smartest whites. It's
too bad there are no blacks on your son's debate
team. If there was, (and he was selected because he
truely earned it), he'd probably be one of the best. I
say it's too bad only because many people look at an
all white debate team and construe discrimination.
That inference, in itself, is discriminatory, but
that's where affirmative action has taken
Regarding the all black basketball team, I don't think
anyone cares what its racial composition is. People want
to see their team win. You'd hope that be true for
the debate team too.