Discussion in 'Politics' started by TheOne, Aug 2, 2004.
Somehow you'll have a problem squaring this with the actions of the administration. Minorities are well represented, including Muslims in some questionable positions, throughout the administration.
It is the government's policy to know your race if you do any kind of business with them. It was on the census form, it's required to apply for scholarships, required to enlist for military service, etc. It's been that way ever since LBJ's Great Society... but somehow Bush is to blame?
...Journalists covering the president or vice president must undergo a background check and are required to provide their name, date of birth and Social Security number. The Star provided that information Thursday for Popat and this reporter.
This story is absurd.
The secret service could find out what she likes for breakfast, given that info.
I'm not suggesting that the Bush admin. is racist, but whatever the motivation this "rally organizer" was WAY out of line.
I agree with one thing in this article:
"My race shouldn't have anything to do with my job," she said
Which, of course, means that anything having to do with race should be completely removed from public: records, hiring quotas, affirmative action for employment or education, no more urban blight endowments, black sororities/fraternities...
it cuts both ways, either race IS important and this is a valid question or IT IS NOT important and any discrimination based upon is is invalid.
Absolutely. Gotta take the bitter with the sweet.
"Let no nit go unpicked."
Anybody have a spare sheet? Mine's at the cleaners.
Sorry, Merlin - can't help you. Loaned mine to Robert Byrd.
Wouldnt the logical reason for this be for a security card to get close to the President or something like that? I mean it helps to know what the person looks like if they are going to get close to the president or vice president isnt it? if we didnt know we might have some terrorist guy take out the reporter and sneak it unaware?
I dont know the reason. by why are you guys so darn quick to jump on the race card when race is hardly an issue most of the time.
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