View Poll Results: Does institutional racism currently exist in America?

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That leads me to another point. These laws were made for equality purposes when things like segregating and discrimination were much more prevalent. We don't really have these problems anymore for the most part (except for perhaps small pockets). That is one reason why these kinds of laws just perpetuate racism, discrimination and hard feelings.
    and those people feeling that way would be wrong an uneducated.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    and those people feeling that way would be wrong an uneducated.
    Not true. Some people might feel that way after being passed over for a job because of their skin color.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Does institutional racism currently exist in America?
    I like it when white guys do well in the NBA. Is that racist?

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I know this is hypotrhetical but,

    what do you think would happen if a black rapper was interviewing for 5 back up dancers and 20 White guys auditions and 5 black guys. Who do you think would get the job?
    Yes, if I was a white male and I applied for a job a business owned by an African American, who seemed to only employ other African Americans, what kind of special recourse would I have?

    Why are there special laws written on the basis of race/gender. That is the epitome of discrimination.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Not true. Some people might feel that way after being passed over for a job because of their skin color.
    yeah, it tends to piss you off when you go in and apply for a job with a guy you went to HS with and you know you have more education and more experience than he does and he gets the job simply because he is a minority.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    And if colleges and businesses are NOT using quotas, then why do they have to even ask your race, whether you are black, white or Hispanic, etc.?

    So you have a white guy and a black guy who are equal in grades applying for the same university, the administrators look at the "color" of the applicant and say, OH, this guy is African American AND he has decent grades, accepted! So sorry white guy with the same qualifications.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah, it tends to piss you off when you go in and apply for a job with a guy you went to HS with and you know you have more education and more experience than he does and he gets the job simply because he is a minority.
    That's exactly what I mean, it perpetuates resentment. There should be no "special class" of citizen. If a company is found to be discriminating, then it should be handled appropriately, but I don't see a need to have AA.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's exactly what I mean, it perpetuates resentment. There should be no "special class" of citizen. If a company is found to be discriminating, then it should be handled appropriately, but I don't see a need to have AA.
    one of the biggest problems with AA is that under the EO businesses are "encouraged" to "recruit" minorities

    Executive Order 11246 requires contractors with 51 or more employees and contracts of $50,000 or more to implement affirmative action plans to increase the participation of minorities and women in the workplace if a workforce analysis demonstrates their under-representation
    IOW, if blacks make up 13% of the population, you are required to have 13% of your employees be black..whether they are the best qualified for the job or not.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    one of the biggest problems with AA is that under the EO businesses are "encouraged" to "recruit" minorities
    That wouldn't surprise me at all. I know colleges do this too, and they accept minority students on a quota system. AJ can deny until he is blue in the face.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That wouldn't surprise me at all. I know colleges do this too, and they accept minority students on a quota system. AJ can deny until he is blue in the face.
    under EO 11246, if an employer doesn't have enough minority employees, they are required to implement a plan to increase the number of minorities they employ. That means if a white guy and a black guy apply for a job....the black guy gets the job until the employer reaches what the govt thinks is an appropriate level of "minority representation in their workforce"

    yeah...AJ can deny it until the cows come home..but it doesn't change what is outlined in the executive orders
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