Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 09-04-11 at 09:00 AM.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Here is the study.
No, the percentages of the population are not related. It isn't that overall whites get 2.4 times more interviews. They send in white people and black people with the same resume and each individual white person gets 2.4 times more interviews than each individual black person over a sample of about 300 employers. Like at the end of the day, after applying for 300 entry level jobs the white applicants have an average of 102 interviews and the black applicants have an average of 42 interviews.
And, I also honestly believe that the issue hurts Democrats much more than it helps them. The majority of voters in the US are white. They don't want to hear about racism. I think we'd do better politically if we just followed the Republican model of telling everybody it doesn't exist anymore. But then if we can't work to fight what I view as the biggest problem in the country then what would be the point in winning elections?
I hear this claim all the time that the left is using racism for political ends, and I honestly can tell you for a certainty that it isn't true. I know tons of Democrats, I've spent loads of times on political forums, I've worked for federal level elected representatives and I've worked on a campaign. I swear to you that in none of those situations have I ever gotten even a whiff of a Democrat being happy when a racism issue comes up. From our perspective it is more like we try to ignore it because we're as sick of it as anybody else, but when we feel that our values compel us to say something about it, we do even though it costs us. Seriously, that's how it seems from a perspective inside the left.
Because you keep saying that racism is the only reason that blacks don't get as many job interviews as whites.Of course there are... Not sure what weight you think that has in our debate.
So far, the strategy used to fight discrimination hasn't worked for the whole of the black community.Nobody is proposing sitting around boo-hooing anything... Not sure where you get that angle from. We're talking about whether or not our society should fight against discrimination or not. You are arguing that it should not.... Right?
I'm thinking you don't have alotta contact with the brothers and can only form an opinion on a study done by a bunch of white hand wringers, whom are overcome with white guilt and feel obligated to come up with excuses as to why blacks are less successful than whites and the conclusion they keep coming back to is...it's whitey's fault.For about 10 years I ran the professional services departments in a couple different software companies. Then I got bored of that and went to law school a year ago.
Let's revisit this subject when you have some more real world experience in the working class; and no, college isn't the real world.
It never seems to occur to Leftists that a difference of opinion exists. Their imaginations, and education, are so limited and unimaginative that their only responses are that it must be "racism", "bigotry" or other ugly charges, and all without evidence or substantiation. This is how terribly simple the poor Left has become.