Now that I work in an environment that is 70 percent if not higher black, my eyes have been opened to just how racist blacks can be. I work with some truely outstanding people that are black but there is an overwhelming amount that are truely useless and are using the company for anything they can get. Now I know that to be PC I should temper that statement by saying that there are whites that are lazy dominoe playing asswipes but I haven't met any of those. There are a lot of Asians and Hispanics I work with also and almost all have great work ethics, it is just a large number of blacks at my job that seem to want "somethin for nuttin". They also hog the TVs in all of the break rooms, they are always on basketball, football or BET....heaven forbid anyone might put on something where they could actually learn something. It is my experience that making me less shocked by this article......... http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0107/2389.html Black Caucus: Whites Not Allowed By: Josephine Hearn January 23, 2007 12:32 PM EST As a white liberal running in a majority African American district, Tennessee Democrat Stephen I. Cohen made a novel pledge on the campaign trail last year: If elected, he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Now that he's a freshman in Congress, Cohen has changed his plans. He said he has dropped his bid after several current and former caucus members made it clear to him that whites need not apply. "I think they're real happy I'm not going to join," said Cohen, who succeeded Rep. Harold Ford, D-Tenn., in the Memphis district. "It's their caucus and they do things their way. You don't force your way in. You need to be invited." Cohen said he became convinced that joining the caucus would be "a social faux pas" after seeing news reports that former Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr., D-Mo., a co-founder of the caucus, had circulated a memo telling members it was "critical" that the group remain "exclusively African-American." Other members, including the new chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., and Clay's son, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., agreed. "Mr. Cohen asked for admission, and he got his answer. ... It's time to move on," the younger Clay said. "It's an unwritten rule. It's understood. It's clear." The bylaws of the caucus do not make race a prerequisite for membership, a House aide said, but no non-black member has ever joined. Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who is white, tried in 1975 when he was a sophomore representative and the group was only six years old. "Half my Democratic constituents were African American. I felt we had interests in common as far as helping people in poverty," Stark said. "They had a vote, and I lost. They said the issue was that I was white, and they felt it was important that the group be limited to African Americans." Cohen remains hopeful, though, that he can forge relationships with black members in other ways. "When I saw the reticence, I didn't want anyone to misunderstand my motives. Politically, it was the right thing to do," he said. "There are other ways to gain fellowship with people I respect." Cohen won his seat in the 60 percent black district as the only white candidate in a crowded primary field. If he faces a primary challenge next year from a black candidate, as expected, some Black Caucus members may work to defeat him. A similar situation arose in 2004 after redistricting added more black voters to the Houston district of former Rep. Chris Bell, D-Texas. Although House tradition discourages members of the same party from working against each other, about a dozen black lawmakers contributed to Bell's opponent, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, the eventual victor. Even Bell's Houston neighbor, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, campaigned against him. One black member who criticized his colleagues for sandbagging Bell was Cohen's predecessor, Harold Ford. "You have an incumbent, and you don't support an incumbent? It was inappropriate," Ford told Congressional Quarterly in 2004. Cohen has won high marks for hiring African Americans. A majority of his staff is African American, he said, including his chief of staff.