Affirmative Action = Racial Discrimination Against White Males.
ago, I worked for a utility company that was a government entity. As
such they were given directives that they had to hire at least 20%
minorities (blacks, Hispanic, American Indians and women). The utility
was also union, which meant job openings had to be posted and candidates
had to meet the required qualifications in order to be considered.
On one occasion, the company posted a job opening for a grader
operator 3, which was the highest level for that position. There were
three grader operator 2 candidates and 2 grader operator 1 candidates
that applied for the position. Each of them had 10 or more years with
the utility. However, they were all white. Affirmative action forced
them to look elsewhere in the company for a minority person to give the
job to, but there were none that had any experience on a grader.
The company ended up trying to quick train one minority person after
another, but none of them could successfully operate the grader
efficiently enough to qualify for the job. After over a year went by,
they eventually hired a minority person from an outside company and the
five qualified company grader operators were passed over for the
promotion and pay increase.
If you are a college admissions person and turned down a student
application because someone was black and gave that position to someone
who was white and had a better academic record, that would be racial
discrimination and deemed illegal. If you turn down someone who is
white and accept a black person with an inferior scholastic record, that
is affirmative action and legal.
In 2003, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama told the Chicago
Defender that he approved of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold
affirmative action in university admissions. His stand on racial
preferences has not changed as his prize puppet, Eric Holder and the
Department of Justice just filed an amicus curiae brief
with the U.S. Supreme Court. In the brief, they lay out their support
for affirmative action or racial preference for admissions in a case
involving the University of Texas.
In fact, President Obama has taken affirmative action to the extreme
as the majority of his appointees are either female, black or Hispanic.
This includes his selections to the U.S. Supreme Court, Secretary of
State, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary
of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Administrator of the
EPA and Attorney General to name just a few.
I’m all for equality and giving everyone the same chances and
opportunities for education and employment. When I use to hire people, I
never looked at their color or gender. I looked at their records,
experience and qualifications and made my decisions on that basis
alone. I also documented in the person’s employment file the reasons
why they were chosen over other candidates. This was done to justify my
hiring and firing practices and in the several cases where someone
tried to use the race card against me, that documentation is what won
the case every time.
However, I don’t believe that affirmative action is legal or fair.
It gives undeserved preferences to some at the expense of others. I
remember reading a case some years back where a white student with
excellent academic records was turned away from a prestigious medical
school because they had to admit so many blacks because of affirmative
action. That’s wrong, illegal and not fare. This is why I say that
affirmative action is a legal means of racial and sexual discrimination
against white males. And this is just one of a growing volume of things
that I have against Barack Obama and why I want to see him defeated so
badly in November.
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