Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Discrimination

Thanks for all your questions on the last post! Please keep them coming in, and I'll start answering them over the next couple days! :)

So last night Z was trying to apply for a job. There were pre-screening questions asking his race and sex. After answering white male, he was told he was not eligible to apply. This company has certain quotas they have to meet as far as employing minorities that give them tax breaks, etc. Z was not happy.

My best friend in high school got a huge scholarship simply because she was latino. She had average grades, I had a 4.0, but I didn't receive any impressive scholarships. I'm white.

Is it just me, or has racial discrimination reversed itself? Have we not gone so far to help minorities, that we have discriminated against the majority? Why has it become increasingly harder for white males to get the same benefits a black woman would get? Why did so many people vote for our current President based solely on his ethnicity?

Discuss.

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7 comments:

Courtney said...

I do agree that we seem to have gone the opposite direction. My maiden name was Sanchez even though I am barely hispanic and look very white. I had two scholarships to college and I'm pretty sure it wasn't based entirely on my grades (even though I did have a high GPA).

Annie said...

agreed!

Beth said...

Amen Sista!

Mandy said...

I completely agree with you!!!

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall said...

Girl, we have been screaming this for a while now, it is SO SO frustrating. Even as a woman I wouldn't want that to put me ahead of a male candidate, I would always want to be considered on equal grounds, you know? You have sure struck a nerve with me- I am right there with you!!! (especially as it applies to med school quotas too)

Michele said...

I agree. There has not only been reverse descrimination but reverse racism. It's really messed up.

I'm sorry that this happened to Z. I hope he gets the joh he wants.

By the way, Z & C - lol. I have my own ideas of what your names are in my mind. LOL

Thanks for the help with the baby's 1st bday party favor ideas. I saw that I wrote flower instead of flower pot. lol So you and i had the same idea! Any idea what else to put in there besides a package of seeds? is that enough?

Jorden and Kristin said...

It's gotten a little crazy I agree! Jorden can get hardly any money for school while some kids get EVERY freaking thing handed to them. It's annoying.