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Pulling the "race card" card (now with a poll)
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22-07-2013, 03:54 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
I am for admission standards that promote a representation of the diversity of the culture we live in. And that means that gender, ethnicity, and religious opinion factor in. So as to avoid unintentional discrimination of any given group.

There are clearly private institutes that only admit women, or people of one race, or only of one religious opinion. I don't support those institutions but some of them are great places to get an education.

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22-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
The short answer is that I am not, but I don't see public institutions doing it.

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22-07-2013, 04:02 PM
Pulling the "race card" card
Did you guys hear about the racist Mexican?


He joined the Que Que Que.


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22-07-2013, 04:05 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
Glad you brought something worthwhile as usual to the discussion.

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22-07-2013, 04:10 PM
RE: Pulling the "race card" card
(22-07-2013 04:05 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Glad you brought something worthwhile as usual to the discussion.

That's his trademark.

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22-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
Indeed, I too would like to see the legislation that says the government should hire minorities at the expense of white people.

If what you are referring to is a system that requires people be weighted by more than just test scores in order to aid people in making it past the application process since test scores most closely correlate with income level, then I support that system.

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22-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
And while I don't support institutions that use gender, ethnicity, or religious opinion as criteria for entrance, I don't know of any (save some religious institutions) that use their curriculum to support themselves while teaching discrimination of outsiders.

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22-07-2013, 04:26 PM
RE: Pulling the "race card" card
The issue around hiring is, there is a line between being racist and being a good businessmen.
I think people may sometimes mistake racism for good business.

And yes I know how wrong that is blah blah blah, but that's the world we live in.
When I worked in the gas station my boss only hired white people. The other gas stations in town all had full Indian staff.
I can't remember how many times people commented to me about how they came to the gas station I worked at for that exact reason.
Is that racist or is that wanting to understand the person behind the counter and support local business?

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22-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Re: Pulling the "race card" card
Did people apply who weren't white who weren't hired because of their race?

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22-07-2013, 04:53 PM
RE: Pulling the "race card" card
Plenty of people were interviewed from many different ethnicity's.
White people were the majority of interviewees sure, but it was a small farming predominantly white town so..
But yea, if an Indian guy came in for an interview I knew there was no way he was gonna be hired.

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