But we don't live in a free market system. We live in a world where 100's of years of discrimination has given advantage to one group. To just say "Ok, let's forget about that" is not the answer. It is something that has to be worked towards.
No, unfortunately we don't live in a free market system b/c the government imposes regulations to inhibit it. That does not mean a free market does not work, and what I said is not true. In fact, the NFL is an example of the "free market" at work. Do you see any women on those teams? I personally don't wonder why not, do you? Do you see only one color on those teams? Ditto. They want to ---gasp!!!----"win". Fortunately for those teams pocketbooks, someone voluntarily watches football (not I). Here is another example...turn on your radio - do your hear anyone identifying the "color" of the artist Does anyone care?? Are your music choices affected by "quotas"?
I am female. 100 years ago women's choices were limited and they could not vote. That does not mean MY choiced are limited in the present. Its a space time continuum thing.
By ALL means, please DO get rid of ANY "quotas" for women, it is 2012.
Missy May until recently the projects in these smaller Texas towns were indeed segregated and for the most part still are. Im talking about the last 5 years or so that the State agency got sued and was forced to change policies.
The rest of the towns are also segregated Blacks living in one specific area whites the rest. I see it everday.
Being white in this country has its advantages. In terms of education politics, and opprotunity there is a large disparity between the races.
Sad but true. Shalom
Your example is noted. I have spent a lot of time in the south, and I have never
witnessed this - so it isn't some current wide spread practice. And, they can move, don't tell me there is some "hidden law" that prevents their freedom of movement. I live in area where being non-hispanic (an ethnicity, not a race), puts you at an extreme
disadvantage w respect to employment, and the lions share of jobs are government. If its a private business...who cares, the free markets almost always works. Non hispanic whites, blacks, and asians are the minority. This openly practiced discrimination will never be addressed - at least not for the non-hispanic white population b/c.....why??? They are the race/ethnicity that is not afforded such luxuries as "equal opportunity". It is either equal, or it is not.