There's an argument in regards to baseball that there isn't enough black players involved in the the MLB and going about ways to make the sport more integrated. The fact of the matter is that the percentage of black players in the MLB is roughly the same of the percentage of black people in the United States total (something like 11%) and you mix that in with the percentage of white non Hispanic players in the league (which is probably much lower than the percentage among the US population base because of all the Hispanic players) and it really doesn't look so bad. I'm very far from saying that racism in employment markets doesn't exist in the US, but sometimes we miss the bigger picture.
As far as affirmative action, I still view it as a racist program. This may not be the best example, but I found it to be interesting. My wife and I were watching American History X recently. A scene towards the end of the movie has Edward Norton's father talking about how the fire company had to hire several black men over white men even though they didn't score as high on their tests (or something of the like). My wife immediately blurted out "Well, hiring the black guys over the better white guys sounds pretty racist to me" (my wife is black in case anybody has missed that over the years). I think such programs do far more to segregate people and make certain minorities appear less capable of achieving goals without help. I get the reasoning behind all of it, but I don't agree at all with the ends.
Gohron, just a heads up - that's just a movie. The real world doesn't work like a movie.
But... if a buffoon black guy gets a job he doesn't deserve, it's obviously because of affirmative action and if not for AA the management would be comprised solely of super genius philosopher-CEOs.
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Last edited by Bojack; 02 Mar 2012 at 08:34 PM. Reason: Had to edit before Yoshi yelled at me for equating racism and discrimination.