racism in America

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    I am new here, but I used to post on another message board. The people there were adament about the fact that just about everything is, in some way, racist.

    How do you all feel about racism and race relations?
     
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    Wow! That is a vague and general question. One could write a book about his opinion on this issue in reply to your question. Would be more specific?
     
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    OK, more specifically, job discrimination. The people I kave been talking to are saying that racism exists throughout corporations in the hiring process. They also think that the reason for the fact that whites hold more executive positions is due to past racism.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    West, I really don't have any opinions about race, racism or race relations. Seriously. Ask anyone on the board.
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    People should be free to discriminate as they see fit. If someone hires a slow ignorant White guy over a much better Black guy (because the employer prefers to hire White people) the employer will be penalized naturally in the relatively free market. The non-racist competitors will hire the better prospective employee regardless of race and thereby gain market share.

    We have had reverse racism long enough. We have had plenty of "catch-up" programs to help those whose distant relatives suffered racism. The EEOC, Affirmative Action, and the like have run their course. It is time for the government to really be colorblind in matters of race (allow merit to decide employment) and let the private sector hire and promote people as it sees fit.
     
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    Of course not willie. Did the Klan meeting get done early tonight? ITs before 10PM.
     
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    mattskramer, that is exactly the point I have been trying to get across in the other forum that I post in, but people do not understand that.
     
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    Unfortunately racism is not an issue anymore. With all the outsourcing and NAFTA big government has a slew of people to choose from. From the bottom on up. This country is in big trouble but no one seems to care anymore. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    matt I totally agree with your point. You RAWK!!! :beer:

    But boy, oh boy, I hope this doesn't turn into another racism/affirmative action flamefest...
     

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