Racism and resumes

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by tomahawk, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. This was forwarded to me by a friend. I personally feel the racism angle is unnecessary, and attention should instead be focused on the raw qualification issues.


    Food for thought...


    Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 9:11 AM
    Subject: I received this from a judge friend of mine



    How Racism Works...

    What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
    What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

    What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said 'I do' to?
    What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?

    What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
    What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

    What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5?
    What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

    If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
    This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

    You are The Boss... which team would you hire?

    With America facing historic debt, 2 wars, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc.

    Educational Background:

    Obama:
    Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
    Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

    Biden:
    University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
    Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

    vs.

    McCain:
    United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

    Palin:
    Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
    North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
    University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
    Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
    University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

    Now, which team are you going to hire ?

    PS: What if Barack Obama had an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter....
     
  2. I got one for ya.

    I read a study. A group of blacks and whites take the same test, scores are recorded, nothing eventful in the test results.

    A new group of blacks and whites take the same test. Except this time on the test you must identify your race. At the top of the page you will be John Doe race: white or John Doe race: black.

    The blacks scored significantly lower soley on the basis of identifying themselves by race.

    Self image?
     
  3. Facts are stubborn things. If I had to summarize John McCain in one sentence it would be "an old not too bright warmonger with a bad temper"

    They mock Obama's "messianic" status but how quickly they forgot W's 90%+ approval ratings, don't question the president crap, rally around the president and other garbage. Suddenly W is used and needs to be discarded and forgotten. Palin wants us to forget the last 8 years and moveon. Right.

    Obama did not and does not have messianic status in the democratic party. Late in the primary season he got absolutely dismembered in Ohio and if you go by the popular vote he did not secure his nomination in a landslide.

    They mock his community organizer status but I guess it is better to marry into money or be born into an exceptionally successful bloodline.

    They mock Harvard Law and Professorship at U Chicago but I guess hockey moms from University of Idaho are just right.

    It is beyond moronic. They don't want to vote for someone because of his party or his middle name but would want someone who acknowledged he does not understand economy as he should.
     
  4. Bush had high approval ratings because the country had a crisis.

    Obama has messianic status and has done absolutely nothing.


     
  5. So any blowhard deserves to be worshipped based on simply being in office during a crisis? Sound reasoning. Obama would not even be the nominee if there were no caucuses and proportional representation.
     
  6. Well put ISHop.
     
  7. A black guy hands me a resume', I see that he is the perfect candidate for the job and I'm in the private sector. I look up and I see Jessee Jackson standing in the background waiting impatiently for just one of my employees to exhibit a little racism so he can sue me and put me out of business and go laughing all the way to the bank... I add up the total cost of the guy with the resume' and I tell him to bug off and don't come around bothering me for work anymore... does that make me a racist?

    Here's another version: A black guy hands me a resume', he wants a leadership role in the public sector. I see that he attends a liberation theology church and he is a little to the right of Carl Marx but not a lot... and he seems to really, really, really take nearly everything I say as a racist comment... 1) I don't like hanging with mad men 2) I hate socialism... so I tell him to bug off and don't come around bothering me for work anymore... does that make me a racist?
     
  8. If Obama is so "handicapped" by race than why not identify himself as white?

    He is after all half white. Birthed by a white mother. (the race of ones mother is usually the arbiter of a mixed race person) Raised by white grandparents. Two decades living in a place with no blacks. A black father he never knew. Affirmative action becomes a road for a crappy student to Columbia Univ....bingo, he's black! Would he be ANYWHERE near politics if white? Hardly. He won in Illinois on racial divisions and he beat HC because of his race. Just like JFK's Catholicism, Obama's blackness is a net plus. At least Kennedy was 100% Catholic.

    I find it friggin' hilarious that the left mocks Bush's intelligance yet he graduated from Yale and has a Harvard MBA. Some yardstick that Ivy League sheepskin must be..

    In response to Tomahacks insipid OP. Most employers would pick a graduate from a service academy with combat experience over a lawyer. What does McCain's marriage status have to do with anything? Kerry was divorced, Reagan too-I doubt it affected anyones vote although Kerry's extremely rare act of having his divorce records sealed didn't exactly help his cause.

    Keating 5? Only one of the 5 was exonerated and it was McCain. If I were trumpeting Obama's honesty I'd be careful. Tony Rezko has just turned informant and while Blagojevich seems the obvious target there's speculation that a previously unknown avenue of inquiry into his dealings with Obama has developed.
     

  9. Who cares about any of this crap, or the crap in the OP? Really? Pabst you seem to be an expert in things such as this, that shouldn't matter at all.
     
  10. It doesn't matter a bit to me. I've said it before, I'd vote for a drool spitting illiterate if he favored a smaller, less intrusive Federal government. Fidel Castro went to law school too....

    During this period Castro repeatedly denied being a communist.[44][45][46][47][48] For example in New York on April 25 he said, communist "influence is nothing. I don't agree with communism. We are democracy. We are against all kinds of dictators.... That is why we oppose communism."[49]

    Between April 15 and April 26, Castro and a delegation of industrial and international representatives visited the U.S. as guests of the Press Club. Castro hired one of the best public relations firms in the United States for a charm offensive visit by Castro and his recently initiated government. Castro answered impertinent questions jokingly and ate hotdogs and hamburgers. His rumpled fatigues and scruffy beard cut a popular figure easily promoted as an authentic hero.[50] He was refused a meeting with President Eisenhower. After his visit to the United States, he would go on to join forces with the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev.[41]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro#Childhood_and_education
     
    #10     Oct 3, 2008