Affirmative Action = Racial Discrimination Against White Males.

JT For Political Reform 2012/08/24 00:52:56


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.

Read More: http://godfatherpolitics.com/6721/affirmative-acti...

Add Photos & Videos

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest

  • thekoolaidparty! 2014/07/25 19:47:05 (edited)
    The group that gets hurt the most by affirmative action is actually asian males. White women benefit the most.

  • TheTruth1313 2012/08/24 07:05:13
    Affirmative action reverse discrimination. The only policy that should be in place is that of Equal Opportunity. The best person for job should get the job, irregardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, etc
  • Ozzyboy 2012/08/24 01:53:32
    Why should 13% of the population get 20% of the jobs? The numbers do not add up. BTW when whites are the lesser numbers, they will NOT have minority status. Whites will never be protected because it isn't just numbers that is taken into account for minority benefits.
  • JT For ... Ozzyboy 2012/08/24 11:09:33
    JT For Political Reform
    Good point.
  • Tastentier 2012/08/24 01:23:51
    Not only does affirmative action discriminate against the ethnic majority in general and men in particular, these policies also discriminate against women and minorities by giving the impression that they can't successfully compete without special legal protections.
    It diminishes their own achievements, makes them uncertain if they have really earned a position or if they were merely hired / promoted to fill a quota, and leaves them wondering if their peers might suspect the same and think less of them for this reason.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/08/24 01:10:01
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Slavery ended 147 yrs ago. Affirmative Actions began in 1963 (49) yrs ago.

    How long must this BS go on!!!!
  • kevracer Louisa ... 2012/08/24 01:18:02
    so you pine for the good old days like the 1950's huh?

    When all across the South there were "colored only" facilites?
  • Tastentier kevracer 2012/08/24 01:33:33
    That was completely uncalled for. I really don't see how you can infer that from Louisa's comment.

    I also don't see how telling minorities "you're disadvantaged and 'special', and you can't achieve anything on your own unless we take you by the hand and help you up to our superior level" can be considered anything but racist and discriminatory. It only makes matters worse if you continue to treat people as lesser humans who can't be successful on their own.
  • Louisa ... Tastentier 2012/08/24 02:17:10
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Thanks! I appreciate your concern. And I certainly do pine for the `50's. We had morals, limits and respect. I'm a senior citizen now, but I DO pine for those days that were the happiest in my life!
  • NoBama Man Louisa ... 2012/08/24 07:37:33
    NoBama Man
    yep the 50's..when the Fonz was a 'rebel'...

    now the drug dealing pimp 'rapper' gang bangin thug 'Snoop Dog' is a healthy 'father figure'...

    it's no wonder we have problems.
  • Louisa ... NoBama Man 2012/08/24 16:32:11
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    And when the Catholic Review's Legion of Decency (movie reviews that designated whether a movie was for adults, children or BANNED) forbade us from seeing the movie, "The Moon is Blue" because they used the dreaded word "virgin"! I never understood that because we used "Virgin Mary" nearly everyday in school!
  • Louisa ... kevracer 2012/08/24 02:11:28
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Yes, I pine for the `50's. You have a problem with that?
  • JT For ... Louisa ... 2012/08/24 11:11:48
    JT For Political Reform
    He's part of the problem Louisa, just ignore the ass. ;-)
  • Louisa ... JT For ... 2012/08/24 16:28:40
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    lol....Thank you!
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/08/24 00:55:08
    JT For Political Reform
    The color of a persons skin should never be the reason for getting a job, being qualified to get the job should be the reason.
  • krayzrick JT For ... 2012/08/24 00:56:11
  • kevracer JT For ... 2012/08/24 00:58:23
    like in the case of Obama being elected President in 2008 - the best quallifed person got the job
  • JT For ... kevracer 2012/08/24 01:11:15
    JT For Political Reform
    The problem with that logic is the fact his election had nothing to do with affirmative action.
  • NoBama Man kevracer 2012/08/24 07:34:57
    NoBama Man
    feel free to LIST those 'qualifications' you speak of...we are dying to hear them because we certainly haven't heard them from HIM....so if YOU know more than HIM...fire away...
  • JT For ... NoBama Man 2012/08/24 11:13:50
    JT For Political Reform
    I bet he doesn't have a cognitive answer. :-)
  • NoBama Man JT For ... 2012/08/24 16:22:01
    NoBama Man
    ya think...

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2016/02/09 07:40:49

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals