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Affirmative Action Proponents Make Government Job Cuts Sound Racist

March 6, 2013 by  

Affirmative Action Proponents Make Government Job Cuts Sound Racist
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Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) claimed sequestration cuts will hit blacks particularly hard.

Based on rhetoric coming from the Congressional Black Caucus, sequestration is racist because government cuts will affect blacks and other minorities disproportionately, as they are more likely to work for the government.

“Sequestration will impact everyone, but it will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color who were hit first and worst by the great recession, and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery,” Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) claimed earlier this week. “Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public-sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African-Americans.”

According to Lee, 20 percent of the Federal, State and local public workforce is comprised of blacks, and 50 percent of the public workers are women.

Lee said that minorities, who already face staggering unemployment, will also be hurt by cuts in unemployment benefits and a number of other social welfare handouts.

Some people might argue that members of the CBC are overplaying the victim card. Just a few years ago, minority groups were advocating for increased affirmative action in Federal government hiring, citing Office of Personnel Management numbers that portrayed Federal workers as too male and too white. A 2010 OPM report said the Federal workforce was 66.2 percent white, 17.7 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander and 1.8 percent Native American. It was 56.1 percent male.

In response to those numbers, President Barack Obama issued a three-page executive order in 2011 requiring Federal agencies to hire more minorities.

The Obama order, along with recent high-profile affirmative action cases have presumably encouraged managers at all levels of government to increase minority hiring efforts.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    Affirmative Action Proponents Make Government Job Cuts Sound Racist

    I read somewhere whites are no longer the biggest segment of the population anymore, in fact are now a minority segmant of the population, if so, affirmative action should be for whites now and promotion of other races would be racist favoritism.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • meteorlady

      By the end of this year it’s estimated that Whites will be the minority in California. the Latinos will be taking over this country in another 20 years because they cannot keep understand the meaning of responsible so they consistently have more children than they can support.

      I hope that I will have found another place to reside in… because I’m tired of working and supporting these people and a government that does not support me.

      • ranger09

        So right lady, Just look at some of the Cities along the Border States now run by Mexicans, Alot of them are slowly beening degrated. Also when they have more kids Like the Blacks, They have us support them in more welfare Money. As to us whites we can only Have a small number of kids that we can afford out of what we earn, So in time there will no longer be White Americans.

  • Gary L

    What sounds racist to me is that there is a “congressional black caucus”.
    Besides if only 20% of government jobs are held by blacks, that means 80% of government jobs are held by non-blacks. Where I come from, 80% is way more thatn 20%no matter how you slice it. Racist? not quite.

    • ranger09

      I wonder if these figures include the 50 states. And just to let you know if the numbers get any larger and they keep on electing the blacks and the Mexicans into office we will be running like some of the African Countries, Soon they will have us running around wearing loin clothes and carrying spears. Only time the African Countries were in good shape was when White people were running them, Just look at the way the Blacks are running the African Countrys and tell me they know what they are doing. Our Govt should cut out all the aid to them and let them take care of themselves, You would see them revert back to the 1800s.As a Black friend and fellow Policeman in DOD told me once Why in the Hell would i want to be a Niger when i was born an American. I have a good Job, Have earned a decent education, Have a nice Apt, Drive a nice car, Have a great girl friend, And i Have earned friendships and respect I need not to live in the past, Because i live in the present. I ask for nothing except what i have earned.

  • rendarsmith

    Well maybe blacks need to choose different jobs other than government jobs. We need to do away with affirmative action entirely. It is racist.

    • rendarsmith

      “In response to those numbers, President Barack Obama issued a three-page executive order in 2011 requiring Federal agencies to hire more minorities.

      The Obama order, along with recent high-profile affirmative action cases have presumably encouraged managers at all levels of government to increase minority hiring efforts.”

      THERE’S your racism! THERE’S your sexism! Hiring based on skin color and genitals, and not by merit or ability.

    • chocopot

      As a federal employee with 34 years of service, I will tell you things about hiring/promotion in the federal service that will curl your hair (and raise your blood pressure). Let’s start with this fact: if you are a white male, you are essentially persona non grata, and your career (if you wish to call it that) will be nowhere near what it could have been had you been anything but a white male. You see, white males don’t count in the statistic-obsessed federal government, so they are avoided – not hired, not promoted – and more often than you can believe, plain out persecuted. The federal government is the most anti-white male employer in the country. Supervisory performance ratings have, as one component, a rating based on hiring and promotion and, as I just explained, hiring or promoting white males does not count, so it does not happen very often. Skills, knowledge, qualifications – none of that matters, only statistics. I have been in the middle of this and have lived it for 34 years. Illiterate, incompetent morons, with no education, knowledge, or skills – not to mention no work ethic – are hired and promoted, over and over, because they are not white males and thus improve the statistics. That is all that matters. And when they prove unable to perform in the job which they should never have been in, someone else gets the blame. If you were wondering why the federal system is dysfunctional, you need wonder no more.

  • T. Jefferson

    This is a hoot, the most racist political group in the country calling something else racist.

  • Warrior

    Well ms. lee, just another useless idiot who believes the gubmint is the center of the universe.

  • TheTruthHurts

    That 2010 OPM report sounds representative of the US population….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States

    And what ever happened to “content of character” not “color of skin”?

  • Hedgehog

    If Barbara Lee is correct in asserting that sequestration cuts will impact disproportionately on blacks and minorities, then she is admitting that blacks and minorities are over represented in government service. This leads to the conclusion that affirmative action is a failure, in that it has awarded blacks and other minorities a higher proportion of government jobs than they deserve based on their representation in the population at large. Obama obviously plans to exacerbate this situation and skew things even more in favor of blacks and minorities. What is really needed is a pill or injection so that people can change their skin color at will. That might serve to ensure that people are employed on the basis of merit rather than ethnicity. FYI we have the same problem here in Canada, where francophones are a disproportionately large percentage of the federal civil service.

    • meteorlady

      They totally are. There are 12% of Blacks in this country and the workforce for the federal government employs about 18 to 20% Blacks. That’s disproportionate.

  • USAF VET

    Tell me that Affirmative Action isn’t racist when the government tells agencies and companies, and universities that they have to hire or take applicants by virtue of their race instead of their qualifications? I’ve seen Affirmative Action at work. I lost two different jobs due to it. I was low man on the totem pole and had to be let go so they could hire someone else who was “disadvantaged” due to his ethnicity. As far as the “Sequestration”, it is just a drop in the bucket and isn’t a cut at all. If you were promised a $10 raise but your employer could only give you an $9.80 raise instead, and told you he did that because he had to cut back on expenses, would you cry and whine and say “Why are you cutting my income, I can’t live on just that amount”. Or would you be glad you got the $9.80? That’s what this sequesteration is, cutting back on what the new budget said you were going to get, not on what you were getting in the first place. These whiners just drive me nuts and have no idea what they are whining about.

  • meteorlady

    So I qualify as a “minority” and am labeled by my government as such without my permission or vote. It’s insulting and it places me in a category of the population that the government assumes needs their help because we are what? Useless? Unable to learn? Somehow didn’t get ahead because our skin color is different?

    It’s one of the most insulting and absolutely nasty things liberals have ever done. Label Americans and relegate them to a class of less than full American.

    • ibcamn

      Lady,i like you!and yes,this regime has put a “lable”on everyone!and is pointing fingers and blame at the certain “groups” of people,that’s the way progressive liberals do business!

    • Nan

      God bless you, meteorlady! Ever since Affirmative Action was initiated, I’ve wondered how self-respecting minorities feel about literally being labeled as incompetent, dumb & unable to succeed without the help of the almighty gov’t & the slimy racist opportunists–Jackson, Sharpton, Waters, NAACP, etc.–who claim to represent them. It’s the most racist policy imaginable & has caused even more division between whites & minorities. The successful minority who gained their position thru hard work & initiative must always have that little nagging doubt about whether it was their abilities or their race that got them there–what a travesty! And many of us are guilty of also having those same nagging doubts when WE see a successful minority–it’s evil & as far as I’m concerned, was a deliberate plan to instill dependency & slavishness to the democrat party. I’ve never forgotten the time when the civil rights act cleared the way for blacks to attend white schools–having lived in Detroit at that time where I had many black friends AND neighbors, coming back home to the south, I (a teenager) couldn’t understand what all the hoopla was about. In our town, we had one of the finest black high schools around–well respected & I know this may sound trivial, but their band was always the star of our annual Christmas parade–everyone just couldn’t wait for the William Penn band to come marching down the street–they were fabulous & PROUD, as they should’ve been–imagine my (& my fellow parade watchers) disappointment when these same students were FORCED to attend the area white schools & Wm Penn was shut down; years later, I asked a good friend, a retired black female prof., why, if the new law permitted blacks to attend white schools, why then MAKE them attend one? I was stunned when she said, ‘Oh, if they hadn’t have been MADE to go to a white school, they wouldn’t have!’ So much as saying that her people didn’t have the ability OR the desire to make a change–even she didn’t have confidence in her own people! I found that to be a dreadful comment on the way the black race is perceived & it appears that belief still hasn’t changed–so meteorlady, it’s obvious that you’ve outgrown that ridiculous idea & forged ahead on your own abilities–may you be blessed abundantly for your courage & foresight.

  • http://yahoo bob peters

    [racist comments removed]

    • ibcamn

      Okay Bob,don’t hold anything back,let er fly!ha ha ha….

    • eddie47d

      You can paint it anyway you want to Bob Peters yet your racist rants are creepier than the aforementioned. Everyone wants to be on top so they can look down on others and yes blacks can apply the same tactics. No surprises in this article.

      • ranger09

        White people are to blame as much as the Blacks, We have a black President, Have you noticed that there seems to be more ads on tv and the media showing blacks these days. I think we need a White Day in America, Also every state needs a White American Day. That is while we still have White Americans.

  • george wentzel

    [racist comments have been removed]

  • http://www.facebook.com/darwan.winkler.3 Deerinwater

    Hmm? ~ makes sense with what I see in the hiring practices with my state and local government. ~

    I had a sister-in -law that landed a city job a few years back. ~ The blacks over her department loaded her down with their work, ~ anyway ~ she didn’t fit in with their program of getting the work done, ~ in less then a year she was forced out.

    It was reverse discrimination at it’s finest.

    Forgive me for not being overly concerned about it.

    The Credit Union that I use has had a nice looking black lady in charge for years now. ~ A very attractive lady, ~ as the years have pasted by, all but one of the tellers are now black.

    They are doing a great job ~ everything conforming to professional standards, ~ so I have no complaints.

    My brother and I operated several (4) Pizza Inns ~for several years. We noticed that if you hire a large white fat girl as a manager and allow her to hire and fire ~ She will staff with fat white girls. ~

    Human nature?

  • STEVE E.

    “Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public-sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African-Americans.” Who cares about them? They are the ones that voted the administration in office. The chickens have come home to roost.

    • ranger09

      Govt can only CUT things from the budget that hurts the Ave american citizen, People want the wasted garbage money stopped, And belive me the politicians on both sides will just keep on with the Garbage spending.
      Also the people want the Rich taxed more BECAUSE of the amount of excess profits they have been making for years. At one time the profit margin was about 4-1, today its 8-1 in their favor, What this means is the rich get richer, while the ave consumer has to pay the extra profits they are making, So on the ave the people are having less to spend in the overall markets.

  • ibcamn

    Well you know what’s gonna happen?because Obama made,that’s right”made”buisnesses hire minorities,at minimum wage or more,depends on job and qualification,but since he just raised minimum wage,and now this sequester was put in effect something will happen with the wage part,people won’t grt hired,companies won’t give raises or overtime and Obama will say”it is due to the republicans making me put in effect the sequester!”,you know he will try!if not that,something,he achs to blame others for his mistakes and faults!

    And one thing that bugs me what Barbera(D-Cal)said.she states that it will effect the black community that has not yet felt the effects of the nations recovery!correct me if i’m wrong,but what recovery?!no recovery from the recesion yet that i know of!and if there was a recovery from the recesion,everyone would feel it at the same time!you wouldn’t not feel it just because your black!!and the gov’t usually wants to make sure the comunities that are hardest hit gets the help needed,not by color!…Cal. needs to vote her out and put in someone else!!

    next thing you know the gov’t will have seperate driver tests for Asians!Oh wait,that’s right,the Dem’s said Rep’s hate Asians!it was on the radio yesterday!again racist crapaganda from the Dem’s!

  • Howard C

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  • dcjdavis

    Congressional Black Caucus?…Miss Black America…Black History Month…Black Pride Month….self-hatred instilled in whites…etc.

  • TML

    “…sequestration is racist because government cuts will affect blacks and other minorities disproportionately, as they are more likely to work for the government.”
    “Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public-sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African-Americans.”

    LOL!

    So after forcing federal agencies to make hiring decisions based solely on race, they call it racism when budget cuts are made to federal agencies.

    Can anyone say, “Circulus in demonstrando”

  • ranger09

    Amen Brother, Tell it like it is.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    Ridiculous! Leave it to the left to find racism under every rock, behind every tree, and under every bed…what fools! This isn’t racism, this is the direct result of years and years of Government irresponsible spending…!

    Incidentally, was it not the “messiah”, “superman” who signed the order triggering mandatory, government-wide spending cuts Friday, and (BOTH) parties agreed to the cuts as a part of the Budget Control Act in 2011???

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