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jobs... racism... ignorance... subjective... fake lives.... conclusion: Life sucks

Posted by squadala we are off at May 26, 2010
Tags: 2010 May  Philosophical  Racial  Society  Unemployment

I recently finished my first year of college and im having trouble looking for a job. I guess it's the uneployment rate speaking for itself but something doesn't add up. Last year the unemployment rate was around 8% and it took me little effort to find a job. But when i started looking for a job the unemployment rate was between 9 and 11% and it's much harder. I have not received one interview. The search is getting frustrating. I need the money to pay off books and a small percentage of my school fees.

I'm hoping for financial aid but I'm probably not going to get it. Despite the fact that I made deans list twice with a 3.9 GPA some hispanic / african american will get my earned scholarship money just for being hispanic / african american.

Do I have something against affirmative action? Absolutely not. The fine print from the act states that we cannot discriminate due to race, gender, or ethnicity. What bothers me is that people misinterpret affirmative action. It is clear that affirmative action was suppose to benefit nonwhites/women but now it's just counter racism. Lets look at it this way. If you are applying to a college online or in any application, the first thing they ask for is name, address etc. then after that on the last few lines they ask for race and gender. Why would they ask that question if our goal is for equal opportunity? One of my friends is hispanic, his father is an electrical engineer and his mother is a doctor. His family probably has a combined income of over 200,000 per year. He goes to college for free. Where my family, making makes less than 100,000 per year have to pay full price.

No wonder hispanic families are crossing the border. They realize that they can get away with it and have affirmative action give them jobs.

I don't get it. Is it punishment for the white male? Because white males had more opportunities than everyone else many years ago? What would happen if white male becomes a minorty? Would they get benefits? Probably not. I'm just surprised how ignorant people are.

This brings me to the idea of making decisions in a subjective manner. That seems to be how everyone plans out their decisions. It's hard to come across someone who is capable of making objective remarks.

People are very fake. If you enjoy reading like I do, you may have read the book "The Catcher in the Rye." This author makes a great point about how people are "fake." People care too much about what others think. They develop a new personality to make themselves acceptable to society. Now the way I see it, this could be positive or negative...but most of the time it's negative. For example, it would be good for a bullies to realize what they are doing is wrong. But that isn't the case... because the opposite not only creates bullies but it also gives bullies satisfaction. They feel powerful because society views them as a more important person because all they do is lessen the value of others.

Conclusion: It is a sick world where everyone is fake. The roots of this lies within the idea of people being subjective. And the lack of capability of being objective derives ignorance. Ignorance is the root of racism and racism is pretty much the reason why I can't get financial aid. And the lack of financial aid makes me in desperate need for a job...which i cannot find due to this bad unemployment rate...sigh....


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By anonymous at 27,May,10 03:51

very true,i feel your pain my friend..same case is with me.i could,nt get into a college coz there was a 27% quota for aboriginal/backward classes/handicapped etc.so a aboriginal friend of mine whose gpa was 7 ,got admission while i couldnt (8.9).and i am not even white (biracial,dad's white,mom indian)..that friend's family was rich enough to pay for her tennis tutions($200/week i think)..this thing is totally wrong..there should be quota for poor students..ya whites did many mean things to black and native indians,but making US suffer is not redemtion..those poor people who actually bore the brunt are dead..and now we are bearing the brunt..
By squadala we are off at 27,May,10 19:18

Well handicapped people i think are an exception. Someone who is physically handicapped is incapable of doing quite a few extra cirricular activities, like sports. 27% is a large number though. I do think affirmative action also degrades minorities. When you see a black man enter harvard most people will probably say he got in because he was black and not because of his academic success (which is probably true).

I also wonder if whites, who are minorities in places like africa, benefit from affirmative action... unless affirmative action concerns minorities in a sense of world population instead of just country population...
By anonymous at 28,Jul,10 18:56

It's "curricular". I don't think minorities are stealing your scholarship money; I think you're just dumb.
By anonymous at 20,Aug,10 02:32

I agree with anonymous. Affirmative action has nothing to do with your problems. Its called a RECESSION and were all feeling its sting so get over it and stop blaming other people. If you work hard, you will be rewarded. Stop assuming others are not working just as hard, because they are.


By anonymous at 31,May,10 22:06

Every large company that I have ever worked for had an affirmative action program. This is how the program always worked: they would hire a few handicapped, a couple of Mexicans, a few Negros and a woman. These selected people would work in a department such as: Engineering Quality Control. The department did not do anything at all. The minorities would not be able to screw up anything. There was no tasks assigned to anybody in these departments and promotion was not possible. The minorities, according to the telephone logs, would talk to their friends on the telephone all day to look busy. Rarely were Asians put in these departments, because Asians were usually valuable assets to their companies, the so-called "model minority".
By anonymous at 28,Jul,10 18:55

How many large companies have you worked for?
By anonymous at 20,Aug,10 02:40

Yeah, what companies have you worked for? I'm tired of whites always assuming that every minority who gets a good job got it because of affirmative action. Affirmative action is not even practiced in most organizations. When will people accept that there are more blacks, hispanics, asians, etc. going to college so , as a result, there are naturally going to be more of them in the marketplace creating competition for whites. This is not the 1950's anymore. Minorities can actually go to college now and, more and more of them are doing it,so prepare for competition from whites and non whites. Most minorities are not getting ahead from favors (most whites are not willing to give them favors)they are getting ahead, because they deserve it.


By anonymous at 02,Jun,10 20:11

you are just blaming the minorities. it's not their fault. at least you have some education. life's not about materialistic objects. the whole country is facing problems. i come from poverty, i won't say what ethnic backgroung i am because it doesn't matter. at least you have food, CLEAN clothing, and a roof over your head. i used to sleep in a car off the highway when i was homeless. that's how evil works. when down and out, evil wants humans to turn against each other and you are letting evil win. it's not the minorities fault. at least you have a roof over your head and SOME college. most kids can't even afford school, nevermind graduate due to the messed up school systems. consider yourself lucky and don't let circumstances turn you into a hateful, racist person.
By squadala we are off at 03,Jun,10 15:06

Ok so pretty much you are saying White people don't go through the same shit as you. Wrong. You don't have to be a minority to live in poverty.

Also evil needs to be put into some perspective. You are acting like there is a universal means to evil, when really there isn't. The nazi's all believed that killing jews was the right thing. There are many ways to view morality (society, utilitarianism, nihilism, the list goes on). So me letting evil win doens't make sense. It's more like me letting what you think is wrong win, but what you think is wrong may differ from other people.

And finally the last thing you said insults me. YOu immediately assume I am a racist because I dislike affirmative action. Well affirmative action mostly benefits women. So would you also say that I am sexist too?

Yes I know I shouldn't be complaining about what i dont have because I have a bit. But I know some people who were white and needed financial aid. They were smart students (one of them was rank 4 in the school) but because their parents had poor jobs, they couldn't afford to go to school. But there were minorities who were around rank 30 (which is decent I mean they deserve a scholarship) and they got full scholarships.

Overall what I am saying is that people should just forget about race and gender. Forget about all steriotypes. Of course this is impossible due to TV...
By anonymous at 28,Jul,10 18:54

The other reason this poster thinks you're racist -- you said some "hispanic / african american" was going to get "your" scholarship money. You didn't mention anything about a woman stealing it.

Also, it is spelled "stereotype", genius. If you like to read, as I do, you end up being able to spell.
By at 30,Jul,10 00:34

First of all I read but mostly books of math and science. Learning how to spell means nothing since we have Microsoft word. I just installed Google Chrome and that has spell check...

Now you are playing the racist game. This is how the game goes. You call me a racist. Then I do everything I can to prove to everyone that I'm not a racist. Well guess what I don't care if you think I'm a racist because chances are you live at least 4 hours away from me.

And since it is America I can hate whomever I want god dammit. As long as I don't perform a hate crime it's legal.
By anonymous at 20,Aug,10 02:10 Fold Up

I agree with anonymous. This is a tough economy and EVERYBODY is going through tough times. squadala, people probably assume you're racist not because you dislike affirmative action, but beacuase you're taking out your hardships on nonwhites as if they don't have their own problems. You are also assuming that non whites who do get financial aid don't deserve it. The truth is, whites still go to school at higher rates and get better paying jobs than nonwhites in this country. To assume that every non white who is a success got a hand out is racist. There are many intelligent and deserving blacks, hispanics, and asians who also cannot afford to go to school and need the help. Why do you get made at the minority of non whites who get ahead and assume that they are taking 'your' place? It's arrogant for you to even think that. Funny thing is that even though a small minority of blacks and hispanics go to Harvard University and other Ivy League schools their credentials are unfairly questioned by whites. No one complains about the fact that there are wealthy whites with significantly lower GPA's who get special consideration, because their family has money and a name. If a person is not rich and got admitted into an ivy league school, its because they deserve to be there period. Harvard can't and will not accept everybody so that leaves many people, both whites and non whites, out. As far as financial aid goes, where I come from, California, I have not heard of whites getting passed over for government aid. Now when it comes to scholarships, those are usually handed out by private businesses and organizations, not the government, and they are entitled to give them to whoever they please. Everybody has difficulty getting scholarships nowadays. If you need aid, do your research. There are lots of scholarships that do not use race as a criteria. As far as this whole reverse racism crap, you need to get over it. I know plenty of intelligent hardworking minorities. More of them are coming up in the world, beacuse they finally got the opportunity to do so and they are creating competition in the marketplace. Like I mentioned before the recession makes it hard for everyone. EVERYONE is having trouble finding jobs and ironically black males have the highest rate of unemployment in the country so you need to lay off of the QUALIFIED blacks that do have jobs. Yes they are QUALIFIED so shutup with all that racist crap trying to make it seem as though they took something from you, because they didn't. I know a few very qualified minorities who said they were denied good jobs so everybody encounters set backs. Stop blaming other people for your setbacks and keep trying.
By anonymous at 20,Aug,10 02:20

PS. From your post, you only finished one year of college, so why would expect to get a good job right now anyway? Maybe you should wait to get your degree. It is so funny how you just assume you are entitled to get a great job and minorities are not, like they did not work hard for their education. Black people could make up 2% of the Harvard poulation and you would go after them as if there were no blacks who were smart enough to get accepted. Its so silly. Get over it, there are minorities who are just as smart and talented as any white person. Leave them alone.


By anonymous at 23,Jun,10 00:16

welcome to the USA! this is how it works here. everything is ass backwards.... if you are lazy and don't want to work you get everything handed to you. food stamps, rent/utilities paid for, disability checks. if you try and work hard you get nothing but frustration. just the way it is.
By anonymous at 20,Aug,10 02:25

I'm and African American, educated, hardworking, and finding it hard to get established in this recession myself. I know plenty of qualified moniorities and whites who are in the same position so I don't know what you're talking about. Besides, statistics and my own personal experience have revealed that a good number of the people who are enjoying those food stamps and disability checks are white. Get your facts straight and stop blaming minorities if you're not where you want to be in life.


By anonymous at 28,Jul,10 18:51

"No wonder hispanic families are crossing the border. They realize that they can get away with it and have affirmative action give them jobs."

Do you know... anything at all about reasons people immigrate, legally, or illegally? Did you consider they are trying to get AWAY from something more than to get TO something, like, for example "your" scholarship money.

plx.
By at 30,Jul,10 00:47

I don't care if they become a citizen legally. They spent a lot of money trying to get the citizenship anyway (hiring a lawyer and stuff).

Personally I think they should make citizenship easier to obtain but more expensive. if it's easier then there is no excuse to not get the citizenship, but if it's more expensive we have only wealthy people entering the country and less people willing to enter the country (and avoid inflation/ budget deficit).

Anyway. Ya people leave the country because their government sucks. But you know what, American politics is corrupt. Take John Kerry and his tax evasion scandal. It's sad to see someone who is married to the heir of Heinz Ketchup (enough money to buy his 7 million dollar yacht) and still have the nerve to save about 70,000 per year. It's not like he can't afford it. We have too many democrats. The house works best when there is a balance between both parties. Therefore only laws that both parties agree with will pass and hence more people are satisfied. For example the healthcare reform. I think there should be reform but apparently people don't like the bill. I've never seen so many people revolt. The house should have realized that "maybe we need a second look." Nope, instead they say "people just don't understand what this bill means." E.i. people are idiots. Which is true, but that doesn't mean the people supporting the bill aren't idiots.

At least insurance companies can't deny healthcare due to pre existing conditions. That was the main issue in my opinion.


By anonymous at 02,Nov,10 14:14

brown people get help and grants easier than white people and for that i hate you people because thats not equality now is it? it makes you have an advantage for being a race than didnt even catch up to the world until they were forced on boats
By anonymous at 29,Nov,10 18:53

your the reason white people are all thought to be racist with stupid comments like that if you hate brown skinned people so much you should move somewhere there is not any other people but whites but wait there is no such place so just kill yourself instead you skin head nazi


By at 16,Feb,11 20:59

I am so irritated I get these black guys in my classes that are always saying "know what i'm sayin yea u know what im sayin". All they do is make loud comments and brag how they get to go to school cause they're black. I have to work 2 jobs and i'm getting a 3.8 gpa. I think they were better off being slaves. I hate them. I will give them the shit jobs in my company.


By anonymous at 08,May,11 05:22

felt like i was reading my own fucking thoughts. except my parents make a combined 60,000 a year and have to pay full price for college. i am white male that is shit out of luck in finding a job because of all the illegals working for less than minimum wage. i dont see why they're considered illegal anymore if nobody enforces that fucking law anymore.


By anonymous at 22,Nov,11 14:31

Fuck it man. Its the same everywhere. Even in India.. Bloody fucking rich guys with a lower caste get preference over the poor people. And hell, its not even affirmative action, its just petty politics. Ours is the worlds largest hypocrisy


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