Re: Jersey City aims to increase diversity of city contractors

Posted by CatDog on 2015/10/23 17:01:23
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Good to see that people are not being judged by the quality of their work or the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.

You assume that people were getting jobs before based on their quality of work and not the color of their skin or who they know...


And you'd assume that based on what?

I make no assumption but what American history has taught us. Some people have not exactly received a fare shake...

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It's amazing how the irony is completely lost on you. This country has had a very long problem with institutionalized systems of advantages and disadvantages in employment and schooling based solely on the color of your skin or your gender.

So now we've decided that the solution is new institutionalized systems of advantages and disadvantages in employment and schooling based solely on the color of your skin or your gender.

It's absolutely unreal.


There are a lot of great ways to offer opportunities to disadvantaged groups that do not involve giving people bonus points and bonus money based on their skin color.


The real solutions to new opportunities for minorities involve working to rid ourselves of poverty through progressive tax systems, better and more affordable healthcare, banking, and schooling, and training programs. Not to mention an end to ridiculous drug laws that just target people (especially the poor and black) and force them to the rotating door that is the prison system. Thankfully we're moving in that direction.

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