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?
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?