Saturday, October 13, 2012
It's about Race stupid!!!
The two most polarizing words in this great country of ours.
Do we still need it?
Is it racist?
Can White People use it?
Why was it started in the first place?
Is it "reverse" discrimination?
These are all questions that are asked daily about this program.
Me personally....I don't like it.
I understand it.
If this program was not started back in the 70's; I would not have my job now. I would not have gotten where I am in the Military and damn near every Black person I know that is successful would not have been given an opportunity to showcase their skills.
I mean it is what it is.
The founding fathers intended this place to be the Anti-Britain. I think that is why Americans drive on the right and British on the left. This place was designed to be as different from our brothers and sisters across the pond as humanly possible.
So again.. The "minorities" that call themselves "American" had to adapt who they were to fit into the founding fathers blueprint.
This country was not made for us.
So I understand why we needed Affirmative Action. I understand why in some cases we still need Affirmative Action.
But again... I don't like it.
I do not think that an unqualified person should be given consideration over someone that is qualified simply because a quota has to be met to keep the government off your back.
The person with the most experience should be given the job, whatever it is, hands down. I would not feel right taking a job if I knew that I did not deserve it. I would not want to live in a place where I knew the only reason I got the apartment/house was because they had to have a certain amount of Black men living in the area. I think that basing a decision on race and ethnicity is wrong ass wrong.
But then again I think that NOT giving someone qualified a chance just because of race and ethnicity is equally as wrong.
I understand that Affirmative Action was started to give minorities a fair chance...well....it was started to give WHITE WOMEN a fair chance....However, I think that it needs to be revamped a little.
Do we still need Affirmative Action?
Should it be retooled to fit the current times?
Is this really a "post racial" Country?
Uhhhh.. Hell no.
Everything in this bitch is about race.
If some "leaders" in this "post racial" society of ours had their way...Every White man's first name would be "Massa",I would be working in the fields, eating leftover pig scraps and sleeping on a dirt floor out behind the big house.
So yeah... If the government did not make some people include minorities...then they would not include minorities...