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....