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Old 05-02-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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What are you talking about?
I have the same question. It's common knowledge that Indians are Caucasian, but I'm pretty sure that Australian natives are not....
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Well, I see a lot of back and forth here about a company should do this, a company should do that, blah blah blah, and I'm guessing none of you posting these things actually owns your own company, do you? So while you're up there on your high horses thinking you know what's best for everyone, let me give you a different perspective on the subject.

This is America, and in my opinion, if you took all the risk and put up all the funds to start your own firm, you should be able to hire who you want, when you want, for any reason you want. That's not racism, that's not discrimination, that's called Freedom. A business owner, CEO, whomever, should have full freedom to hire who they deem will work best for the company, not for the general population.

It is in fact the company owners that are being discriminated against, by having to follow laws put in place by people who have no vested interest whatsoever in the success or failure of the company, and are forced to hire based on criteria that may or may not be in the best interest of the company's success.

You can disagree all you want, but until you have incorporated and run your own business for several years and gone through what most business owners go through (75% of which fail), you really don't have enough experience to formulate an opinion of any weight.

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Absolutely not, certain things have to be done for public good and not allowing racism in hiring is one of them. If you have one race getting all of the jobs that gives them an economic advantage over others which causes big problems in society. There is a reason certain populations struggle more with poverty and crime because historically they haven't been given the same opportunities as others. That ends up impacting everyone in the end.

Even so people generally end up hiring who they want in my opinion regardless but blatant racism shouldn't be tolerated.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:21 PM
 
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So wrong, but not quite what it seems.

The company has Indian-American owners and they employ 60% minorities. They claim they were trying to diversify their work pool.
Ha ha, I knew there was more to this story than just "We want to hire white people only." The company should've written this in the job description.

It's okay to say "minorities are encouraged to apply" but not white people. It figures!
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Having a preference for Caucasian is just as bad has having preference for candidates of Hispanic, African, or any other descent. This is why race (or two or more races) are being removed from employment applications.

I would rather hire someone who can and will do the job instead of hiring someone over the color of his or her skin color.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:35 AM
 
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I'm curious to understand your take, OP. Is it a shame that the company did this or a shame that they're being called out for doing it.



Its a shame the company did this. I am glad they are being called out.


Now what is YOUR take?
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:46 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Its a shame the company did this. I am glad they are being called out.

Now what is YOUR take?
The same as yours. I am no fan of employers who violate Federal law.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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Nope. You read that wrong. The company is a RECRUITMENT company that was recruiting for a CLIENT. Regardless of their own staff make up, they are not allowed to do racist recruiting for a client.



Apparently they are allowed.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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The Civil Rights Act should have applied to public agencies only. Private enterprise should always be free to engage in any sort of discrimination they want.

Now, while the rabble is outraged, lighting their torches and sharpening their pitchforks, allow me to explain...

Let's take a business owner, We'll call him Bubba. Bubba hates colored folk. Bubba is a proud KKK member. Bubba wants to put a "no n-ers allowed" sign on his front door, 'cause he just don't like dem folk! Now, when Bubba does this, everyone knows where he stands... black people aren't going to shop there, other "minorities" aren't going to shop there, other commonly-hated groups aren't going to shop there... heck, no human being is going to shop there. Bubba is going to lose his customers, then his business, and is going to go away to his trailer in the woods.

Now, let's force Bubba to take that sign down, and to paste a big fake smile on his face when people he doesn't like walk in. They shop there, and give him their business, and spend their money... on a person who hates them, and is probably going to use that money to fund the next Klan barbecue, or cross burning. How were those people well-served?

far better to let Bubba go out of business, and let someone else open a business that chooses to not discriminate. And spare me the "Oh, but what if Bubba has the only store in a hundred miles, now no black people can buy stuff without a trip?" Bull. Someone else will open a competing store, because there's money to be made by doing so. "Oh, but Bubba will just burn them out!" Fortunately, it's possible to have laws against actions which directly harm others even in the absence of laws that make us feel better.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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So wrong, but not quite what it seems.

The company has Indian-American owners and they employ 60% minorities. They claim they were trying to diversify their work pool.
According to leftists, diversity is only good if it takes away from white people, but not good when it helps any white people in any way. "diversity" is not diversity. It is just racism against white people. Its just a codeword.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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The Civil Rights Act should have applied to public agencies only. Private enterprise should always be free to engage in any sort of discrimination they want.
Very Libertarian, which is good since no population larger than a small town has ever fallen for the shuck of that "leave me alone so I can be as big an ******* as I want" stripe of governance.
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