I am sick and tired of hearing about racism!
I think the race card should be played more often!
I am offended that you're offended that someone was offended about racism
Moar Racist lulz plz!
I'm sorry, what about the 70s? I wasn't alive then, so I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to imply.
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As for the experience of the young black Memphis 19 year old. I must ask, as I've only visited Memphis (once); the scenario you describe for our hypothetical or based on a true story African American friend, what is the premise? How is our friend attired? How does our friend carry himself? Generally how would you describe our friend?
Is your implication then, that my father benefited from Affirmative Action? On what grounds? For your statement to be absolutely true, you must be able to prove 1. such a thing as a quota for Asians exist, 2. or Asians receive minority status, 3. that when applying my father WAS NOT better than the other candidates present.
Even if I were to benefit from Affirmative Action and similarly disillusioned programs, I would not hesitate to state I find such programs racist and my conscience would not allow me endorse such a program. I am not sure you can accuse me of supporting something I clearly do not; you may accuse me of benefiting from it, but in this matter I hold myself blameless until you can prove otherwise.
I'm tired of hearing about it, but it is the only card some have left to play.
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"
A colleague of mine at work, who also happens to be a pretty good Officer, has been longing to return to his home state of Florida. However when he applied about 1.5 year ago, he was informed they were not hiring. Now they are hiring.
Apparently he has been informed that they are only hiring Minorities and Women, not lowly white males.
Edit: I believe this is the Tampa Police Department, or the Sheriff's Department in the county where Tampa resides, I cant remember which.
Last edited by Caine; 05-21-10 at 04:13 PM.
I'm not sick of hearing about racism. Real racism is a problem that should be exposed and confronted where ever it may pop up. I'm sick of hearing about faux racism - where people simply want to make excuses, play victim, or are just flat out over sensative. Outrageous cases of false racism charges only serve to deepen the racial divide in our nation and pick at the scab of old wounds, rather than let those wounds heal so we can, as a nation, move on to better places.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.