Re: worst president in modern times
And I am saying that it's only ONE minority that seems to have a problem. And that problem is in broken families, a huge drug problem, a huge violent crime problem, lack of education, lack of self control and extreme selfishness that a certain large part of black culture / mentality promote. Many other minorities start from less and achieve more. Many blacks achieve more by doing the same thing that other successful people are doing - getting education, working hard, providing supportive family for their children, guiding them through life and helping them make the right choices. The workplace today, if anything, is biased against white men. Blaming "the white man" for the problems that originate in the black community only serves to shift the blame and avoiding fixing the real problem.
Originally Posted by A895
I've met a few educated Africans. That is, people from Africa who came here, got a degree, built a middle class life for themselves. You should talk to them and find out what they think of this American issue. You'd be shocked. They don't hold back their opinions. And I never met any educated African complaining about racism in the workplace. They know that the system is stacked for them, not against them, and they fully utilize this (and good for them, they didn't create this unfairness just like I didn't create slavery). Now, you can call them Uncle Toms, or you can realize that they may have a fresh unbiased view.
By the way, two of the four division vice presidents that I worked for in the last 15 years I was with this company were black; my direct manager is black; the senior buyer I deal with is black; the percentage of black people in management positions here is higher than their percentage in the overall company workforce; there's definitely more than a proportional number of black associates; some of them are great workers whom I admire, some are masterful BS'ers (seems to be more important for a management position than actual skill); none were held back by "white privilege" and a couple only got promoted because of their minority status as there were much better candidates. (And I've known a few white people who were only promoted because of whom they played golf with - it's an imperfect life). You can get on with life and succeed, or keep blaming others for your problems (and I don't mean YOU personally).