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McCain: The Flip Flopping Bigot

I am hoping that a lot of you might have tuned into the George Stephanopoulos show. I actually have found that I can’t even look at McCain without feelings of disgust. Well he showed what a ginormous bigot he was on Sunday. George asked him if he would support gay couples adopting and he of course said no. Then when he was pressed on it he continued to say the same tired old “I am for the values that two parent families, the traditional family represents.” George asked him about gay adoption NOT single parent adoption. Are there NOT two gay people in a gay family adoption? So are they NOT a two parent family, just with two parents of the same sex?

I guess I am just crazy but doesn’t a family trump living in a cold group home or being bounced from foster home to foster home? I guess I see the hundreds of thousands of children in this country sitting and waiting for families as horrible. He obviously doesn’t care, I mean he did go over seas to get his adopted child. He says he is going to try and boost two parent traditional family adoption rates. There are a bunch of two parent traditional people adopting, uh from other countries or they only want white infants. How is he going to force these families to adopt the older kids or minority children? Is he going to shame them into adoption like he said he was going to shame the oil companies into lowering their profits by lowering gas prices? Yep, that will work just great.

He then was asked about affirmative action and if you read this blog you already know that I am a proponent. He claims that he does not support quotas. I understand that affirmative action isn’t perfect but it is by no means a quota system. As there is NO where in the affirmative action that says a company must set aside quotas or any such thing. He said that he has not looked at any of the details, which is evidently his style of politics even though he criticizes others on making decisions before actually getting the whole story. He actually said at one time that he was a supporter so his flip flop about affirmative action is just the newest somersault. At this rate if he doesn’t make it as president he might have a chance to represent us with the American gymnastics team at the Olympics. Maybe instead of coming up with the same old tired white privileged male propaganda about affirmative action he might talk with the American Psychological Association who did a whole study on affirmative action.

According to them “Data indicate that the biases against minorities and women that humans show in laboratory settings are reflected in real-world practices. According to the March 1995 report of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission, for example, a large proportion of minorities and women are locked into low-wage, low-prestige, and dead-end jobs. Additional data suggest that these two groups have been disproportionately affected by current trends in workforce downsizing; many service-oriented industries, for example, disproportionately employ women and minorities and are likely to continue downsizing through the year 2002. It is likely that the minorities and women who work in these industries will be hardest hit (Murrell and Jones, 1995).

Maybe he will want to know the answers to a lot of the propaganda surrounding affirmative action since it is obvious that he never got a chance to do any research on the subject. He just knows that he doesn’t like quotas. Here are some of the facts surrounding the propaganda.

Many people argue that affirmative action has caused reverse discrimination against Whites.

However, a 1995 analysis by the U.S. Department of Labor found that affirmative action programs do not lead to widespread reverse discrimination claims by Whites. In fact, a high proportion of such claims filed were found to lack merit. The analysis found that fewer than 100 out of 3,000 discrimination cases filed actually involved reverse discrimination, and in only six cases were such claims substantiated (Wilson, 1995).

Critics of affirmative action usually believe that people should be selected for positions based on merit alone.

The reality is that most, if not all, hiring decisions involve some sort of unspoken preferential treatment. Sometimes the decision is based on a personal connection or relationship; sometimes it is based on likeability or comfort level (Wilson, 1995). In fact, the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission (1995) confirmed that white men tend to be more comfortable with, and therefore more likely to hire and promote, other white men, thus revealing the prevalence of racial- and gender-based preferential treatment.

Many people argue that affirmative action stigmatizes recipients.

Although the data support this contention, it should be acknowledged that stigma and negative stereotypes associated with race and gender existed in this country long before affirmative action was implemented. This does not mean that stigma and negative stereotypes are acceptable, but rather that they exist independently of affirmative action. There are, however, steps that can be taken to reduce stigma, as noted in the answer to the next question.

Are affirmative action recipients less qualified than those persons who are not its recipients?

Although anecdotes can be traded, there is little evidence to suggest that there is any truth in the perception that affirmative action recipients are less qualified than their colleagues (Pratkanis and Turner, 1995).

Two field studies of manufacturing and police organizations did not find any drop in organizational performance as a result of implementing affirmative action policies. Formal performance appraisals of minorities in work organizations do not find significantly lower performance of these workers compared to Whites. Some case studies have found unexpected positive benefits to organizations that have implemented affirmative action.

But it is obvious that McCain is just another white privileged man in America holding tight to the belief that it is fine to have racial favoritism for white males without any type of help leveling the playing field. He also believes that it is fine to be a bigot as long as you can qualify it by saying that you either favor some sort of “heterosexual lifestyle” or you “don’t like quotas.” Neither of these two statements changes the bigotry of the things he has said. He claims to wants to be president in order to make families’ lives better. I guess he is going to try and ignore all the homosexual and black families’  who happen to live in this country. Nice job McCain it shouldn’t be that hard,  just continue what you have been doing so far and you will no doubt be able to accomplish this small goal.

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Thordaddy: White Privilege At Its Worst

theblacksentinel,

You act as if unequal workforce representation is self-evidently racist and sexist even though it represents nothing but the natural order of things all over the globe.

But WHY? Why do believe these things?

Why is unequal representation in the workforce in need of the kind of equality that requires government force? What will it accomplish and how does that translate into a good for society?How does an anti-white male program of discrimination, which violates the fundamental principles of your ideology, have the moral clout to perpetuate?

I doubt you’ll be able to answer my question as to why equal workforce representation through government coercion is a good thing. It just is and that’s all the rationale you need, right?

Number 1 – Why is unequal representation in the workforce in need of the kind of equality that requires government force?

Well that is pretty obvious. Given that The Civil Rights Act of 1871 which applies to public employment or employment involving state action prohibiting deprivation of rights secured by the federal constitution or federal laws through action under color of law. Title VII is the principal federal statute with regard to employment discrimination prohibiting unlawful employment discrimination by public and private employers, labor organizations, training programs and employment agencies based on race or color, religion, gender, and national origin. Basically this is stating that it is ILLEGAL to discriminate in hiring practices means that the government has a duty to enforce these laws by any means necessary.

Not to mention since The Civil Rights Act of 1871 none of the business sector actually followed the law. So it was obvious from the wanton law breaking that it was going to take an act of force to get companies to adhere to said laws. I guess Thordaddy would have us all still waiting to be able to participate in employment opportunities to this day. The market which is white dominated had and has not one compelling reason as to change and allow minorities to have access to opportunities. So unless Thordaddy is going to somehow convince us all that it is indeed fine to discriminate and deny groups of people their constitutionally given rights to be included in the workplace I will assume that he has nothing more to add to this conversation.

Number 2 – What will it accomplish and how does that translate into a good for society?

What a question. Anyhow, what it accomplishes is forcing the business sector which had no intention of letting minorities or women participate in their constitutional rights afforded ALL citizens by law to participate in the workforce. Whereby accomplishing a decrease in poverty which in turn makes a decrease in crime and other moral degradations. Yet we still won’t adhere to these laws thus blacks and other minorities continue to be left out of the opportunities regardless of the laws which have been in place since 1871. And he really thinks that somehow NOT doing anything will uplift our society as a whole.

Number 3 – does an anti-white male program of discrimination, which violates the fundamental principles of your ideology, have the moral clout to perpetuate?

Well according to his own silly questions he already stated that he didn’t feel that equality was fundamental to society. So why then should any of us worry about white men not being treated equally? Tell me Thordaddy, why is unequal representation in the workforce (for white men) in need of the kind of equality that requires government force? These are your words. How can you want to make things less equal for some then cry about the inequality to others. I suggest you visit the Government bureau of labor then you can show us all how white men are being discriminated against. Show us all the lack of white men in the workforce due to affirmative action.

Here I will get you started: More than 40 years after job discrimination was outlawed in the U.S., the wage gap between white men and just about everyone else persists. The one exception is Asian-American men, whose median wages were just 1% less than those of white men who worked full-time, year round, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey in 2005, the latest year for which this data are available.

Specifically, Black men, by contrast, earned 74% of the wages of white males; Hispanic men earned 58%. And with gender, Women, overall, are substantially lagging behind men in pay. Fulltime female employees earned 77% of all men’s median wages. Breaking it down in terms of race, Asian-American women earned 78% of the median annual pay of white men; white women earned 73%; black women, 63%; and Hispanic women, 52%. And just to dispel that myth you have that somehow white males are losing out on jobs because of black males taking advantage of affirmative action here are the numbers from the Census on working black males vs. working white males. It seems that the census says that 63% of white men are working and only 45% percent of black males have jobs.

And last but not least Throdaddy would like to know why equal workforce representation through government coercion is a good thing. Well it would be the same reason they coerce all children to go to school because coercing people into better actions actually helps our society to become better. Why do people like Thordaddy go around the blogosphere trying to coerce people into thinking as he does constantly? So according to Thordaddy the natural order of things is that white people be allowed to have unequal advantages over minorities.

But what more does anyone expect from a man reaping the benefits of white privilege to the point that he can tell everyone that the natural order of things is for whites to dominate completely and without resistance. So it would seem that anyone with eyes can see that blacks and especially not black men have any advantage over white men or white women for that matter in the workforce. I believe that I have given more than enough PROOF as laid out by our government for free for anyone with the wherewithal to go and look it up. Maybe the truth doesn’t matter and I am wasting my time trying to reason with the unreasonable.

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There Is Nothing Like White People Scorned

I have been perusing the Blogs and the news world looking for the outcry from people who feel that Michael Savage is being thrown to the wolves or being unfairly portrayed as a monster because of some little comments he made about autism. Don’t get me wrong I actually think he is an idiotic monster who totally misunderstands anything dealing with the horribly traumatic account of a child having autism. Having been in the medical field for years I have had my dealings with a lot of different autism sufferers. And this man was totally wrong for his statements.

Now with that said, I want to know why there aren’t a bunch of white people out in full support of this man. Is it because of the fact that he insulted a group of people that includes tons of fellow white people? Or that they themselves might be dealing with or know someone personally dealing with autism. My point of asking is the fact that right after Don Imus, Michael Richards and Dog the Bounty Hunter came out with their statements against blacks and the black community, there was a super large outcry from white people for blacks to stop whining and being so sensitive.

Aren’t the autistic community and their families behaving in exactly the same way as the black community did? Are they not calling for boycotts of Savage’s sponsors who already took the hint and dropped his ass like a hot potato? So how is this any different from making hurtful false statements against blacks? Why did the horrible things said by those bigots I mentioned earlier any less horrible than the ones spewed by this bigot? The words spoken hurt people, their families and friends but, somehow people were quick to judge the black community as overly sensitive. Now that the ball has bounced into their backyard all of a sudden people are truly insulted and not one person has had the audacity to speak out against the autistic community or their families in an attempt to justify the idiot’s statements.

This is just another hypocritical moment from white America. Black people are too sensitive. Don Imus was only being his edgy self and trying to entertain people. Michael Richards was just angry and lost his head for a moment. Dog the Bounty Hunter did not say the N word in a bad way and anyway he said it in his home so shouldn’t be held accountable for it. These fools were given every excuse in the world all the way down to Imus only said what he said because rappers are saying that too, as if he ever listened to rap. Anyhow, I was not surprised to not see a dissenting opinion of Savage nor was I surprised to see that his sponsors would drop him this fast and without one complaining peep from the dominant community.

Maybe in a few days a bunch of people will come to his rescue and he too will have a new and improved show like Don Imus and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Unless of course being that he angered a bunch of white people he will be washed up. Since we know for sure that there is nothing like a group of white people scorned. I guess if they weren’t dead you ask some of those poor black men who scorned white mobs by being black and were lynched for their offenses. But Savage is a white man himself and just might be able to finagle out some sort of an apology that they might accept enough to allow him to resurrect whatever will be left of his shattered career. But it will in no way be the boost that the bigoted gang of idiots who spew racial hate will have gotten after their indiscretions.

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Lazy Affirmative Action Boogeyman

After reading some of the comments to a post done a while back by Brotherpeacemaker titled “An argument against affirmative action”. I have just become totally fed up with the idiotic comments. Not only are the stories they tell completely and absolutely fake but they are just plain stupid. It seems each white person that comes there somehow always knows of at least one person who was either passed over as the best candidate, lost their job to an unqualified black or knows a lazy shiftless black who used affirmative action to get the job.

This is just more white racism and privilege that these people somehow believe that no matter the facts to the contrary blacks can never be the more qualified than a white person. In fact a black person doesn’t even seem to be qualified or fit for employment at all to these people. Somehow these people always seem to know the black persons credentials. And how they know this is anybodies guess. Because we all know that in order to say that the person who got the job over you was less qualified you need to somehow have access to their resume. And we know this is pretty much impossible.

Not to mention how do these people even know who ALL the people going out for the same job are? I mean how many interviews have you had that you actually were in the presence of all the other candidates? I know that I have not had very many except when I was getting a job for the city and one for the state. They did bring all the candidates in to test at the same time. But neither I nor they knew the scores of any of the other candidates. So when I eventually beat all those losers out for those jobs I know that none of them can say that I was less qualified. Plus they had no idea who the final candidates were anyway. After they narrowed it down, the interviews became one on one and each candidate was done at different times or days.

“Well my husband works as an electrician. All the men go out and do their job, BUT the black man you can not get to do anything. You can’t even find him. He will usually just go around town in his truck and visit friends or sleep in his truck on the side of the road. His Boss can not rid himself of this man even though he’s tried. The man yells “Afirmation Action” and is unqualifed and lazy to top it off. He’s even threaten law suits if anyone has him fired. He was hired to fill a slout in the company by ‘Affirmative Action” for a minority black person. He lied on his resume, and no other black applicants were qualified either My husband has talked to a lot of companies around and found out this is happening all over the place. The non-working man has yet to be qualified as an electrician but is suppose to be working on it, but he won’t study or work. The hard working other employee has to take up the slack. There are plant employees at a plant nearby saying that they have the same problems. I think it’s “High time” that people are judged on whether they can do a job instead of the color of their skin. Yes, there are a lot of people that take jobs they can’t do and know just use the system. Even if they get in trouble for doing things they shouldn’t do….these actions are dismissed. When will it end?
Lynnae”

There are other comments that are just as silly as this one. But this lady to me takes the cake. The story told by Lynnae here is so non-credible that I think the story is fit for a fairy tale instead of trying to be passed off as factual happening. These stories to me are nothing more than the urban legend which has served to push the end affirmative action movement further along. These so called real instances of how affirmative action hurt someone never seems to be rooted anywhere in reality. Where are the stories of how affirmative action helps someone? Do these people know any blacks who have been passed over for a job by an unqualified white person? In fact a survey of businesses said that they would hire a white man who did not have a high school diploma and had just gotten out of prison on a felony conviction before they would hire a black man with a four year college degree and no criminal history. What is this saying about the state of this country and whether or not affirmative action is necessary?

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4th Of July To This Black Person

It is the 4th of July and considered the birth of our nation. So does this then mean that this is also the death of the Native American nation? I always wonder what exactly about this day do I or other blacks have to celebrate. We weren’t even considered full human beings on this day in 1776. In fact most of the celebrations that take place on this day are referred to as freedom festivals. While white people were celebrating their freedom they were hell bent on denying this same right to not only the blacks but the Native Americans from which this land was taken to begin with.

I must admit that my family use to celebrate with Bar B Q and a picnic and a ton of fireworks. But, the problem I have with this now is that my parents just like many other black Americans today, don’t think one bit about the holiday. What this holiday means or what it is all about. Now of course I will get the tired old comments about us all being American and that this is a celebration of our great country etc. Yet, how many of you can tell me what is so great about a time in history where my ancestors were undoubtedly considered non human beasts of burden by a bunch of racists. These racists gobbled up a nation from a once great people and wrote a declaration of independence speaking of freedoms that they wholeheartedly denied my people in no uncertain terms.

I am sure that this offends people, it should and it offends me that I am looked at as being unpatriotic because I dare to question the validity of this holiday for me and people like me. When in fact this holiday is not for me or other blacks and was never meant to be for us. At the time of our forefathers they would have guffawed and snorted had they been told that blacks would be participating in the festivities and not as servants. Frederick Douglass said about this day “This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the Fourth of July. It is the birth day of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, as what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God. It carries your minds back to the day, and to the act of your great deliverance; and to the signs, and to the wonders, associated with that act, and that day.”

And I will leave you with Douglass’s words on what the 4th of July is to a nation of slaves. “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.”

Hopefully you will all think on these words and ask yourself what does this day mean to the descendants of slaves.

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