I've been laid off, and I've been poor. I've been the only guy of my color in my workplace, and I've interviewed with white, black, and hispanic. Each time the answer was generally the same. show up early. work hard. be respectful and courteous. have a high standard for your work. enjoy the fact that this will cause you to get promoted above your peers.I think that's the key to this whole thing- thinking through how it would look from the shoes of the victims.
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“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Black culture certainly has a negative impact on their ability to achieve success at greater levels. However, the negatives of black culture coexist with negative aspects of our society - including institutional racism. I've noticed that many conservatives and many liberals try to frame racial disparities as "one or the other". Conservatives who do this take the side that it all falls on choice/culture and liberals who do this decide that it all falls on societal inequality. In reality, it's a combination of two.want to know what's really hurting blacks? single parenthood and a failed approach to education. let's focus on solving that before we worry about interview parity.
That said, when you deny that racism exists in our society to the extent that it does, you decrease the potential of society to decrease racial inequalities in education and the workplace. Put another way, there are two main aspects to continued racial inequality: culture and institutional racism. Institutional racism is the one that society has a tangible amount control over. However, we lose that control when we deny that it exists as much as it does - which is exactly what you are doing and which is actually what the Republican Party does as whole - which is why it will never have a stronghold on minorities.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
You're doing more damage to the black community--and the country--than racism ever could.
The Tea Party doesn't give a rats rear about race, but those opposed to the Tea Party sure are mired in Race.
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Many do, theres alot of evidence that they experience more significant hurdles. I dont think he ever iterated that black people dont get hired at all by anyone in america.Have you hear him say, a single time, "blacks can make it in the job market, in spite of the racism that exists"? I haven't.