Originally posted by MoonDog
Dont you think that we are past affirmative action, JC? I can see how it was needed back in the '60s '70s and maybe even the '80s but I really dont think it does much good in todays society. If anything, it may be doing more harm than good. I have read stories of white men who are far more qualified for a job but get passed over just because a company has to stay within their quota. Sometimes I feel that discrimination is getting reversed. Dont get me wrong, I am not prejudice in any way but I think its time our country move past all these race laws and start seeing people as Americans instead of black, white, red, or brown.
Because as noble as the thought may be, America is still not a totally equal society and brother.....it never will be.
It has nothing to do with racism, but simply preference and personal opinion. Humans are more inclined to flock to their own. Hypothetical question: If you walked into a room filled with total strangers. No one knew you and vice versa. One table was filled with blacks, the other, whites. Everyone was dressed in business attire. Where would you sit? It's simple socialism.
The employer is free to hire whom they choose and for the most part they will choose who they are familiar with. Some defense contractors may never hire women simply because all of the workers are ex military males. It is the gov. mandated policy that makes them hire a diverse workforce, men,women, a mixture of races.
I think is it irresponsibly naive to think that ones skill and knowledge is the only thing considered in hiring practices. If I owned a business would I be more likely to hire more blacks simply because I relate better? What if Pro-line (a black owned hair products company here in Dallas) didn't hire whites because the hiring director hated whitey? Who protects citizens from unfair hiring practices? AA is not a "help the blackman" law. It covers ANYONE who is descriminated against. It helps your mother and sister or your daughter or you wife, also.
Now the whole university college points thing is something that I feel has room for tweaking.
Now if everyone loved Jesus then yeah, I could see a loving color-blind society.