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Old 06-09-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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You completely misunderstood the intention of my post. It was meant to highlight the simple fact that one can't control the actions/beliefs of others. We can only change/control ourselves.

This seems to be one of the most difficult lessons in life there is. Nobody wants to change themselves--they only want to change other people. We could have a whole thread on it.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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"I worked for the federal government for 33 years..." That says it all. That's where you find all the quota hires. Government work is where most blacks find their way into the middle class.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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This seems to be one of the most difficult lessons in life there is. Nobody wants to change themselves--they only want to change other people. We could have a whole thread on it.
Isn't that the truth!

I suppose a good chunk of it stems from "somebody else's fault except mine" belief, blame everyone/anyone else except the one staring back in the mirror. Sad it has come to this on such a large scale.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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When LaQuisha (or some other nonsensical name) starts applying for jobs with advanced degrees in something other than "Black Studies"and superior morals (no arrest record), then maybe employer biases will change. UNTIL then, these black ghetto names tell the world about this person's roots and their upbringing.
My family's primary care physician's first name is Latonya, and yes she is black. I don't know anything about her upbringing. She's a very good doctor, though.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:44 AM
 
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Isn't that the truth!

I suppose a good chunk of it stems from "somebody else's fault except mine" belief, blame everyone/anyone else except the one staring back in the mirror. Sad it has come to this on such a large scale.

Spot on!!
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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So the sum of most of these posts are, your name can be uniquely anything but black.

Skeeter McGee sounds way more hireable than Daquan Jenkins and Sharkeisha Jefferson will not be as good a customer service rep as Sally-Beth Ruth.

It may be the sum of most of the posts here, but this is a small discussion and not reflective of a broader, more accurate picture.

As others have pointed out, it has to do with one's perception/stereotypes about groups of people. A Skeeter would have trouble landing a job, too, depending on the job and region of the country they're seeking employment. So would a Billy-Bob. The perception/stereotype is that these are rednecks or 'hillbillies', and therefore, uneducated. A Dev, Anil, Samir, Hiroshi, are names unique to certain cultures and the perception is that those are probably bright, educated men who would make good hires.

So it isn't stereotypes about races as much as it is about subgroups within races, that even others in that specific race have.
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