"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."--Martin Luther King Jr.
Sorry King, you're dream will have to wait.
Whether the color of your skin matches the hue of the majority or not is still a consideration employers have before hiring someone. Simply put, instead of people being denied employment because they are a minority or female, we've started denying people employment if they're a majority or male. How is one less racist than the other?
Affirmative action is hurting our economy, by accelerating unqualified people through the ranks based on their skin color. Michael Steele is a good example. This retard has wasted tons of RNC donor money, and caught in a few scandals, because he wasn't qualified for the job. The republicans felt they needed a response from a "black man" to keep from appearing racist while opposing Barack Obama. So, instead of looking at who they had based on qualifications, they made their decision based on race. Now they have an idiot who says he has a "slimmer margin" because he's black. The same garbage Obama throws out there when things get sticky: The Race Card.
How can making a decision to hire someone based on race not be considered racist? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, doesn't anyone else see it?
Not only is affirmative action racist, it proliferates racism. EVERY single place I've ever worked has one thing in common. All of the white people think the black employees are there simply to make a quota, and have no real skill. It doesn't matter if the black man is the best worker there, the assumption is affirmative action put him there.
Sadly, the Republicans have decided to join the Democrats in this racist practice, and are even dumb enough to apologize for "racist tea-partiers" even when there is no evidence of such.
It's a sick, sad world, where we're still more worried about the color of skin, instead of the content of character.