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New Bias Seen In Workplace: Treating Race As A Qualification

Aired 5/13/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

John Skrentny is a sociology professor at UC San Diego and author of the recently published book "After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Marketplace"

Andrea Guerrero is the executive director of Alliance San Diego. She wrote a book on the end of affirmative action at the University of California called Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action

Transcript

The San Diego Unified School District is the latest local organization to acknowledge a need for more diversity. The district wants its teaching staff to more adequately reflect the growing non-white student population.

But is that really a good idea? Some doubt has been cast on this concept of racial realism by UC San Diego sociology professor John Skrentny.

In his recent Op-Ed in The New York Times, Skrentny warns that too much reliance on matching race and ethnicity between employees and customers or teachers and students could lead to a new form of racial discrimination.

In the Op-Ed, Skrentny said, "Corporations often match African-American, Asian-American and Latino sales employees to corresponding markets because of their superior understanding of these markets, or because customers prefer to see employees of their own race, or both.

"This is not affirmative action: Such “racial realism” is not intended to guarantee equal opportunity or compensate injustice, but rather to improve service and deliver profits for employers."

Andrea Guerrero, author of Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action, said in an email, "Hiring for in-race interactions is about cultural competency.

"Having that competency is not limited to same-race individuals," Guerrero said. "But if schools don't teach it, if companies don't develop it, and if people don't live it, then it doesn't exist outside of the same-race dynamic."

Comments

Avatar for user 'muckapoo1'

muckapoo1 | May 13, 2014 at 12:18 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Sure, let's staff the schools by quotas. That usually means goodbye to quality. Is the failure rate of our pitiful education system not bad enough? I am thrilled all of mine are out of that mess. Dumb the future down by the numbers. Go for it !!!!

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philosopher3000 | May 13, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Excellent Program, very rare that I learn something new about a subject about which I've thought so much about. As a former San Diego Lifeguard, I always used to question my bosses why the Lifeguard Service didn't reflect the population of San Diego. They would tell me that is was a cultural difference, that traditional minorities didn't choose to live in a beach culture, or that they didn't have backyard pools to learn how to swim. I thought that was BS, and would ask if women also didn't have backyard pools or didn't 'choose beach culture'?

Then they taught me 'racial profiling' and 'class profiling'. When, out of necessity, we learned to judge people by how they looked or the clothes they wore, in order to predict their behavior, and thus act proactively to save their lives. I had to reluctantly admit that that kind of stereotyping prejudice was accurate, because it worked practically.

From now on instead of asking those in authority why they do not hire women, or traditional minorities, I will ask them why they don't hire people with 'cultural competency' that reflects the diversity of the population we serve? And instead of challenging their prejudice with questions, I'll simply explain it away as 'racial realism' in the American workplace.

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RogerClegg | May 13, 2014 at 1:42 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It's illegal to weigh race, ethnicity, or sex in hiring public school employees -- both as a matter of state law (Proposition 209) and federal law (Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act). The law aside, it's unfair to the applicants, and a disservice to the students and their parents, to hire anyone except the most qualified person.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 13, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Roger,

You are absolutely correct, but reverse-discrimination is rampant in our society and minority judges/politicians frequently defend it.

People like Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor believe racial and gender discrimination is not only acceptable but to be mandated.

Before long the US will return to the institutional racism of the 1950s and people like Sotomayor will be celebrating that "accomplishment".

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JeanMarc | May 13, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Even worse, we will end up like South Africa. We are already headed in that direction. Admission standards for universities are based on race rather than qualifications. Employers are forced to maintain a specified racial mix when hiring employees, instead of being allowed to hire people strictly based on qualifications.

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benz72 | May 13, 2014 at 5:55 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

CD "You are absolutely correct, but reverse-discrimination is rampant in our society and minority judges/politicians frequently defend it."

Discrimination is discrimination, adding the qualifier 'reverse' does nothing to change the character of the action. Did you mean to say something like 'discrimination in favor of group X' or 'discrimination against group Y'?

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benz72 | May 13, 2014 at 5:57 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

CD "You are absolutely correct, but reverse-discrimination is rampant in our society and minority judges/politicians frequently defend it."

Discrimination is discrimination, adding the qualifier 'reverse' does nothing to change the character of the action. Did you mean to say something like 'discrimination in favor of group X' or 'discrimination against group Y'?

To quote MLK jr.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
I'm not sure where he would come down on this issue, but it seems plausible that he would prefer equal treatment to special treatment.

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Missionaccomplished | May 13, 2014 at 6:56 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

John Markkk, I figured you would enjoy living in an Apartheid South Africa or Rhodesia.

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philosopher3000 | May 13, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

"Cultural Competency" IS a qualification. Let's face it, if you are expecting cops, first-responders, teachers or any other PUBLIC Servant group that works with the public to be effective, they must reflect the cultural and ethnic makeup of the people they serve, else they will not be trusted, they will not be able to communicate, and the people paying the bills and electing the representatives will not be happy.

If you can't speak the language, or relate to the culture, how can you possibly teach the student? If you can't gain the trust of the women in an emergency situation, how can you save their lives? We now have 58% of college graduates are women, how come there aren't women running 58% of everything? It's apparently not about competency.

If you look at the competency of Obama against his predecessors, it's obvious who is incompetent. Go to urban schools run by the same people for the last 40 years, and constantly failing, and you see something must change. When you keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, you're insane.

Look at pictures of the the supreme court or congress or your local school board or county supervisors, you get white, male, gray hair, overweight, all across the country. Private sector, too. It's irrational, and statistically impossible, without institutional racism, sexism, and agism. Then people complain about the result.

If 'racial realism' improves the service, creates better, more efficient outcomes, then isn't it just good business. If affirmative action was 'reverse discrimination' to compensate for the 'forward' discrimination of past injustices, then 'racial realism' is not discrimination, it's just hiring and promoting those who have the unique qualifications of 'cultural competency' necessary to get the job done in a demographic that has become the majority in any given population.

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muckapoo1 | May 13, 2014 at 8:53 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Philosopher. If your theory is correct, then I call for a boycott of all major sports. There should be less blacks and more hispanics and whites.

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psta4 | May 13, 2014 at 9:07 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The NBA needs to more accurately reflect the fans that attend the game (which are 90% non-black). Most of the black players should be fired and replaced with other races.

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Peking_Duck_SD | May 13, 2014 at 9:19 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

CADef, I do believe in the concept of reverse racism and I also believe that societies can reverse and certain groups that have historically been oppressed can become the oppressors.

With that said, however, America is extremely far off from being in this predicament.

Yes, in numbers whites are quickly becoming a minority in the U.S., but in terms of economic and political power, whites still far disproportionately lead on both fronts and there is therefore still the framework of institutional racism firmly in place in our country. We see it in the prison system, education system, employment system, and in many aspects of American life.

Sure, maybe someday this won't be the case, and maybe someday whites will actually become a repressed minority in the United States.

But that won't be any time soon, and we should most certainly address the inequality and institutional racism that is present currently - today.

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muckapoo1 | May 13, 2014 at 9:19 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Time tor a national convention of the CAAWP. Whites will be a minority in California this year. They need to meet to see what social programs they are now eligible for.

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psta4 | May 13, 2014 at 9:35 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

So Peking_Duck_SD - why aren't you addressing the inequality and institutional racism in the NBA?

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JeanMarc | May 13, 2014 at 11:16 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Forget hiring based on qualifications! We need to make sure the racial makeup of every single group of people matches the makeup of the US population exactly!

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DeLaRick | May 14, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

psta4 and Muckapoo,

You don't know anything about the NBA, so stop it. The NBA is a meritocracy of measurable and elite physical skills with well-established benchmarks. The consumers of the NBA's product don't have a problem with the obvious racial imbalance because they prefer to see the game played at its highest level. You can't accurately gauge merit in our society because we're not a true meritocracy. Spain has the 2nd best national basketball team on the planet and Anglos don't win every Noble Prize. Wrap your head around that.

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muckapoo1 | May 14, 2014 at 11:06 a.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

So Rick, basketball deserves talent and education does not. Parents are the consumers of education. They have more of an investment than buying a ticket to see a "game"! They deserve the highest level, not a quota system.

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JeanMarc | May 14, 2014 at 12:05 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

DeLaRick jobs are also meritocracies. People are (or should be) hired and paid based on their abilities. Not their race.

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DeLaRick | May 14, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

JM,

Clearly, you're not considering nepotism. You might not be aware of just how bad that problem is.

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ramos01 | May 14, 2014 at 4:21 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It's a strange thing to see commentary here comparing San Diego's local schools to the NBA, as if our local schools are performing at the level of NBA elite performances. Most of these commenters would probably repeat the common claim that our schools are failing.

It's important to note that whiteness is a racial identity, just like maleness is a gender identity. I have seen white male teachers who have are aware of their racial/gender identity and are able to draw on it in order to be effective with their minority students. I've also seen minority and female teachers use their racial and gender identities in order to connect with their students. I certainly use the fact that I'm Latino in order make a personal connection with my students so I can motivate them. Ultimately, though, I need to teach well. I'm just able to use my race as another tool as a teacher. If I were white, I would hope that I would be aware enough of my race in order to use that as an asset in my job.

The problem comes when white teachers (and police) act like the racial differences between them and their students (or local residents) don't exist. Minority students and residents are definitely aware of the difference.

Racial identity shouldn't be used as a proxy for cultural competency if cultural competency is what we want. Our local schools aren't suddenly going to change because the teachers all suddenly look a little browner if they still can't connect with the kids or teach well. You need people that know how to relate to the kids they teach. Those people could be white, black, Asian, Latino, etc. That said, if you want people to be culturally competent because that competency will result in better student achievement, you're going to end up with a more diverse population anyway.

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muckapoo1 | May 14, 2014 at 8:33 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Let us not forget that the statistics could change if our politicians ever start to obey the oath they took. To obey the laws of the land. That would be to deport all of the illegal criminals.

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JeanMarc | May 14, 2014 at 10:28 p.m. ― 3 months, 3 weeks ago

ramos01 the schools ARE failing. Most kids who graduate high school are barely literate. They can barely read or form a sentence. They do not know very basic math. It is unbelievable that I am forced to pay for this with my tax dollars. The only thing they learn is that gender is a choice, everyone is a winner in life, and feelings are more important than facts.

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benz72 | May 15, 2014 at 7:17 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

JM, I think you may be using too broad a brush. Certainly there are graduates who are marginally competent and probably shouldn't be holding a diploma but I haven't seen anything to indicate that "Most kids who graduate high school are barely literate". Can you cite a source for that?
I understand the frustration of paying for someone to have a chance to better themselves only to have them squander it. I don't have any sympathy for those who waste such opportunities. That said I suspect you may have overstated your case.

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Missionaccomplished | May 15, 2014 at 11:07 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

John Markkk, job hirings and promotions ARE NOT meritocracies. that is a right wing myth. Even when you consider qualifications, experience, etc. the job interview(s) itself is more than 50% subjective. Tell me that's not true.

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Missionaccomplished | May 15, 2014 at 11:18 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Muckkkapoop1 says: "Let us not forget that the statistics could change if our politicians ever start to obey the oath they took. To obey the laws of the land. That would be to deport all of the illegal criminals. "

First of all, Muckkkapoop1, leave it to you to bring up clandestine immigration on an unrelated story. Failure to speak to an immigration officer. Wow. Horror of horrors, Muckkkapoop1. Right up there with multiple homicide and torture!

Secondly, are you saying there are more undocumented than African-Americans or Asian-Americans???

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RLA | May 15, 2014 at 5:09 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Is this all about "Back to the 50s?" All black teachers for certain schools, all white teachers for others? Add to that all Hispanic teachers for schools with a majority of Hispanic students? I had to move out of Virginia in the '50s because they closed the schools rather than integrate (modern diversity). My military dad decided that the family would be better off back in our home town of San Diego, of course he had to stay until his next transfer.

Now it sounds like restoring segregation is the new diversity and we will all finally be equal - what a bunch of hooey. Most of the discussions above seem to forget what it was like and think they have a new solution.

Qualified people of any color to fill necessary jobs. I use the term necessary rather than include the bloated academic beauracracy that has developed over the years. Quality at all levels rather than quotas.

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JeanMarc | May 15, 2014 at 5:42 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

benz my only source is the interactions I have had with high school graduates and freshmen in college. I would cringe listening to my classmates speak incorrect English, unable to read or use phonetics to pronounce words they did not know. Now, the reason I said "most" is because I assumed the people in college were the smarter ones, and they certainly were when compared to my classmates in my senior year of high school. This was before they had aptitude tests kids had to take to graduate.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 17, 2014 at 11:36 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

We are moving towards a segregated society. Each minority group wants more teachers, police officers, politicians, business owners, athletes, news anchors, authors, movie stars, etc. of their race.

I agree. Just make sure whites are afforded the same treatment.

Truthfully, is there anything wrong with a segregated society where every individual group is treated equally?

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muckapoo1 | May 17, 2014 at 3:13 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Defender. I agree. That is one of the reason I enjoy going to Denny's. Because of previous boycotts. A lot less noise these days.

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Missionaccomplished | May 18, 2014 at 9:46 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

John Markkk, if your ONLY source is personal anecdote, NO WONDER you paint with a broad brush!!! I met many a student you used incorrect English. Half were anglo.

It's not an ethnic thing. It's a grammar thing.

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Missionaccomplished | May 18, 2014 at 9:47 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

_uckkkapoop1, you enjoy going to Denny's to take a break from roadkill.

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Missionaccomplished | May 18, 2014 at 9:50 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

CA Offender, anglos ARE.

Still in control in the Federal Gov, Big Business, Wall Street, the Senate, Congress, entertainment industry, academia, etc., so please, no woe is me.

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muckapoo1 | May 18, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Mission, hope to see you down the road soon.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 18, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Missionfailed,

Really? "Anglos" are in control of everything?

Hilarious!!!

Let's see, in just the last decade alone:

President: 1 Black, 1 White
State: 2 Black, 2 White
Treasury, 3 Jewish, 0 White
Attorney General:1 Black, 1 Hispanic, 1 Jewish, 1 White
Interior: 2 White 1 Hispanic, 1 Jewish
Commerce: 2 Asian, 1 Black, 1 Hispanic, 1 Jewish, 1 White
Labor: 2 Hispanic, 1 Asian, 1 Black, 0 White
Housing and Urban Dev: 2 White, 1 Black
Transportation: 2 White, 1 Black, 1 Asian
Education: 2 White, 1 Black
Veterans Affairs: 3 White, 1 Asian
Homeland Security: 3 White, 1 Black
Energy: 1 Hispanic, 1 Asian, 1 White

In Congress, there is a Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Asian Caucus, but no White Caucus.

35% of all federal employees are minorities (36% of all citizens are minorities).

Hundreds of Black and Hispanic universities, but no White universities.

Countless scholarships only for minorities, zero for Whites.

A heavy bias towards hiring minorities in all sectors of the economy and laws, organizations, and politicians that are forcing it to unprecedented levels.

Music, entertainment, sports? All well integrated if not dominated by minorities.

Free speech doesn't even exist for Whites anymore. But it sure does for minorities.

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Missionaccomplished | May 18, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

CA offender, you've bought the Faux lies, hookkk, line & in you case, stinkkker! If you think that the mere fact of having a biracial president was a "racial" choice by voters, you are worst than I thought! I would say Faux commentators and newscasters get by with a lot--including lies, exaggerations, and the embarrassing faux paus! I don't see the Feds arresting them! lol Or let me guess, you're a Don Sterling apologist???

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GMFuzy | May 18, 2014 at 6:59 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

@Missionaccomplished
-CaliforniaDefender gave actual statistics, all you've done is call names and spouted off nonsense.
I'm First Generation American (legal), a Disabled Veteran and a College Graduate. I have also recently- here in San Diego been told that I was not qualified for an engineering job because I was not "Latino" and "wouldn't understand my subordinates and they wouldn't understand me" - this was based upon the color of my skin entirely; they didn't even ask if I spoke Spanish.
This issue is broader than our education system and fundamentally slaps the american civil rights movement in the face.
I'm certain I'll get some hate on here- but I really feel the job should go to the most qualified candidate. I'm not bitter about losing the opportunity either; I have a decent living as is. I am more hurt that I was judged based upon the color of my skin- rather than the content of my character (or qualifications)

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JeanMarc | May 19, 2014 at 8:12 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Mission where did I mention ethnicity? I simply said that the public school system is a failure, and children are graduating unprepared for college and the rest of life.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 19, 2014 at 12:34 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

GMFuzy,

Thank you and welcome to the KPBS community! I have had the exact same experience as you trying to get a job and later promotions. The first qualification is your race. Skill is secondary (and sometimes irrelevant).

Also, Mission loves to call people names, especially when backed into a corner with facts and data. We're all used to it.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Missionfailed,

Obama was clearly elected because of his race.

One does not become president by saying "I've served half my term as a freshman senator! That's enough experience! Vote for me!"

If Obama was white, McCain would have won by a landslide in 2008.

Need more proof? Just look at how the races (particularly blacks) voted:

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_08.html
http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_12.html

BTW, I despise Fox News. Never watch it. I've said that many times before.

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JeanMarc | May 20, 2014 at 9:22 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It is sad to see so many people tearing down the values Martin Luther King Jr. espoused. I am an oppressed minority in this country - I am a straight, white, young male.

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DeLaRick | May 20, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

If I have two candidates with equal skill levels, I'll hire the one with intangibles. Hiring someone for their cultural IQ is no different than hiring someone for the APPEARANCE of being a "team player," which is a well-worn cliché during the hiring process. I guess the current political climate has led people to believe that demonstrable linguistic skills and cultural open-mindedness are not virtues.

By the way, why has this hootenanny of a statment gotten a free pass?

"This is not affirmative action: Such 'racial realism' is not intended to guarantee equal opportunity or compensate injustice, but rather to improve service and deliver profits for employers."

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Missionaccomplished | May 20, 2014 at 12:09 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

GMFUZZYWUZZY, what EXACTLY is your point??? A medal??? What's with this "LEGAL" nonsense??? Your case is totally DIFFERENT from the next person's. Don't confuse apples with oragnes, but DO try to make a point.

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Missionaccomplished | May 20, 2014 at 12:16 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Addendum to CA offender and FUZZYWUZZY, WHATEVER ethnic minority appointees in the Obama Administration, with the exeption of judges, are there ONLY until his term expires, or not even that long if they resign or are terminated. Wall Street, those are long-term occuapations. The major players on Wall Street don't go in and out with every new presidential term. You're being purposesly disengenous. And the same goes for entertainment and sports. African Americans may be the majority in the foreground, but they are NOT pulling the strings behind the Ozian curtain! Oprah is the sole exception. How many black NFL owners can you kkklowns name me?

How's that for STATS, FUZZYWOOZY???

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Missionaccomplished | May 20, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

CA Off, and Clear Channel, Time Warner, NY Times, Washington Post, Faux, none of these can be called "black" media outlets. The media, so utterly important because it becomes the first point of perception of the world around us for the general public.

As far as your stats from the think thank, looks to me that voters voted more on INCOME than "race." And I don't know why they omitted under $50,000 income for 2012.

PS: Also, last time I checked. Offender, Jewish WAS white.

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GMFuzy | May 20, 2014 at 6:02 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

@Missionaccomplished- I gave an example of a personal experience and made my point. Again you have failed to do anything but call names. It's pretty funny that you made fun of JeanMarc for grammar; when you fail to even spell correctly and apparently know nothing about the subject yourself. My 6 year old uses proper English more than you.
You incessantly complain about racist people,
- rather hypocritical noting you constantly use racially derogatory terms yourself.

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markavelli | May 20, 2014 at 7:55 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Looking forward to the dems getting out of office. They have stirred the pot plenty enough. It seems as if they have watched far too many Star Trek movies and wish to create the same fictional society.

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Missionaccomplished | May 27, 2014 at 10:29 a.m. ― 3 months, 1 week ago

FUZZY WUZZY, you're new here. My sparring with John Markkk goes waaay back. My use of triple k's in his name is a rather obvious reference to his politics and prejudices, which you will see in his posts, or maybe not, if you share his right wing politics.

Glad to see a six year old is taking time to learn to spell correctly instead of . . . i phoning??? But DON'T confuse a misspelled word with a typo.

As far as you, let me guess, you long for the days before Brown vs Board of Ed days? Bakke is your hero??? CA Offender proved NOTHING with a supposed ethnic breakdown of Obama's Cabinet. Mmmaybe you can provide something more . . . substantial???

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Missionaccomplished | May 27, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. ― 3 months, 1 week ago

CA OFFENDER off topic in questioning Obama's qualifications for president.

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