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Old 10-04-2017, 08:13 AM  
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Michelle Obama's racism bubbles to the surface again

http://www.newsweek.com/michelle-oba...-rhimes-676987

Former first lady Michelle Obama confessed Tuesday that she used to feel embarrassed by the lack of diversity in Congress every year when she attended her husband's State of the Union address.

Watching from the balcony, Obama said she always did a double-take at the divided Congress. One side, she said, was "all men, all white." The other had some women and people of color.


"At the State of the Union address...one side of the room (is) literally gray and white," Obama said in conversation with TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. "On the other side of the room there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there's a difference in color."

To Obama, the divide symbolized the failure of Congress to truly resemble the nation it serves.

"We should be working actively to mix it up so we're getting a real broad range of perspectives on every issue. Shoot, I would see that in Congress," Obama said.

"I look at that and I go, no wonder. No wonder we struggle, no wonder people don't trust politics," she said, adding that diversity is also an issue in companies across the country. "We're not even noticing what these rooms look like."

Obama isn't wrong. The 115th Congress is the most racially diverse in history, but it's still 81 percent white, according to the Pew Research Center. There are 50 black lawmakers in the chambers, alongside 39 Hispanic members, 15 Asians and 2 Native American politicians.

Congress is also 81 percent male—only 104 women are in the House and Senate. The nation, by comparison, is roughly 50-50 split by gender.

Top businesses aren't doing much better. In the 16 Fortune 500 companies that make their demographic data public, 72 percent of high-ranking officials are white men.



Nice to see the left is more worried about Affirmative Action than having qualified individuals in Congress. Explains how Maxine Waters has a job.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:32 PM   #106
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One of my deepest wishes is that people can learn to listen, with humility and open hearts, before jumping in with their own judgements and need to assert their own issues. I am reminded, again, of the importance of simply hearing and acknowledging another's struggles - as we each have our unique challenges and pains. Well done Michelle Obama for speaking out some truths of her own experience that has clearly resonated with the daily experiences of many black Americans, especially women. I only wish people could listen rather than attack. Listen, and you can learn. Attack, and you learn nothing, and miss an opportunity to grow your humanity.
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Why? They are indicative of the voice of certain segments of the population. I think it is useful to read or hear what they are saying, if only because it's difficult to challenge ignorance we're unaware of.

My theory is that people find it i possible to acknowledge their privilege - white privilege, male privilege, whatever - because to do so would open the question of whether their success in life was actually due to their own merits. If they allow the possibility that large numbers of other people are discriminated against, they might be forced to confront the fact that they have enjoyed unfairly favourable treatment.

I'm a white male. I've had a pretty successful career. I think I was pretty good at what I did. But I have absolutely no doubt that had I been black, or a woman, or a black woman, I would have had much more difficulty in being appointed to the positions I gained. In other words, any successes I had were at least in part attributable to dumb luck, and there may well have been more able and deservng candidates out there who were excluded because they weren't "one of us".

I'm prepared to acknowledge that. Many people aren't.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:34 PM   #107
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Why? They are indicative of the voice of certain segments of the population. I think it is useful to read or hear what they are saying, if only because it's difficult to challenge ignorance we're unaware of.

My theory is that people find it i possible to acknowledge their privilege - white privilege, male privilege, whatever - because to do so would open the question of whether their success in life was actually due to their own merits. If they allow the possibility that large numbers of other people are discriminated against, they might be forced to confront the fact that they have enjoyed unfairly favourable treatment.

I'm a white male. I've had a pretty successful career. I think I was pretty good at what I did. But I have absolutely no doubt that had I been black, or a woman, or a black woman, I would have had much more difficulty in being appointed to the positions I gained. In other words, any successes I had were at least in part attributable to dumb luck, and there may well have been more able and deservng candidates out there who were excluded because they weren't "one of us".

I'm prepared to acknowledge that. Many people aren't.
Isn't affirmative action color/race/gender privilege?

I'll tell you this, I've hired plenty of people and race, gender, or color has never meant a thing.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:55 PM   #108
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Isn't affirmative action color/race/gender privilege?

I'll tell you this, I've hired plenty of people and race, gender, or color has never meant a thing.
Affirmative action comes from an old JFK Executive Order, stating that government contractors must…

"take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin."

And that’s still what it is, making sure that people who have historically been discriminated against (which we identify by race, because that’s how those who discriminate against them identify them; failing to identify who needs protection means not protecting them) have a fair chance.

It isn’t racist or otherwise unfair to demand that people be given a fair chance.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:57 PM   #109
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Affirmative action comes from an old JFK Executive Order, stating that government contractors must…

"take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin."

And that’s still what it is, making sure that people who have historically been discriminated against (which we identify by race, because that’s how those who discriminate against them identify them; failing to identify who needs protection means not protecting them) have a fair chance.

It isn’t racist or otherwise unfair to demand that people be given a fair chance.
LOL, no it's not. It has become political pressure to meet numbers, and you know it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:03 PM   #110
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LOL, not it's not. It has become political pressure to meet numbers, and you know it.
No, we just want qualifid people to rise, not white trash-inbreds from the south for example. These losers-beta males- think they deserve shit just for being white, which drags down the USA. Sorry your genes suck but we want the best to rule, not uneducated lazy rubes.
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No, we just want qualifid people to rise, not white trash-inbreds from the south for example. These losers-beta males- think they deserve shit just for being white, which drags down the USA. Sorry your genes suck but we want the best to rule, not uneducated lazy rubes.
Interesting, I hire exactly by your guidelines yet you ridicule my party.

That being said, family-owned businesses always have, and always will, be passed down to family. And that's not a race thing, it's a family thing.
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