Yeah, yeah, yeah, if it makes you feel better about yourself, go ahead and think that.Cornfed wrote:You seem to misunderstand the concept of affirmative action. It is not the case that you have benefited from having a hand up and therefore enjoy the "success" that you would have enjoyed anyway, but a bit faster and to a bit greater extent. It is that the powers that be think you are a complete loser and non-entity and are therefore using you as a buffer between themselves and your betters who might otherwise be able to replace them. This is why affirmative action as it is currently practiced contains no expectation of performance. It is accepted that pavement apes, females and such like will suck in most contexts, which is why you are there. This is why the proponents of affirmative action openly admit that if it were about overcoming initial barriers to the genuinely able but not well connected, most of the recipients would be white men. But it is not about that. In fact its purpose is entirely the opposite.Contrarian Expatriate wrote:You know I have had a pretty privileged life, whether that was due to being born in the right family, or due to some black privilege (that has functioned to keep you ignorant and poor all these years) I don't care one bit. I have willingly reap the rewards from many things, and if Affirmative Action is one of them, GREAT!
The truth of the matter is most people in my former field, white, black and Asian do not make the initial cut. And once inside, whites don't dominate the ranks of the top performers although they are well represented at the top. They are OVERrepresented at the bottom and virtually every one that has crashed and burned or underperformed has been a white male or white female. No one likes to talk about those however. If anything those marginal whites should not have even been considered qualified, but Affirmative Action borne of white privilege gave them an unjustified leg up to the detriment of productiveness.
But none of that matters now. What does matter is I employ many white men (and others) who work for me a accountants, tax preparers, property managers, personal bankers, and attorneys.
Experience taught me that SOME white men can be great assets, and some need to be ignored and left to their own devices. I never use white men for real estate transactions nor for investment or finance advice because they tend to arrogantly believe that they know more then you and veer you into inappropriate properties or investments. Women, blacks, and Asians tend to give you the facts and let you decide. I use high-level white men do give good legal counsel and good technical expertise, but for decisions that require nuance, they are too be avoided because they get butthurt when it is clear you know more than they.
That is part of what is scraping at the anuses of Ghost and yourself, white male entitlement syndrome. You think you are at the top of the heap and you react with cognitive dissonance when it is clear you are not.
I get it, most readers here get it, but you two DOPES will likely never get it. You just don't have what it takes to understand how you suck so you can do something about that sucking.
It's all Affirmative Action's fault!!!! Ah, no. It's just you.......