As a white male in the business world I was shocked to see reverse discrimination first hand. Norwest (now Wells Fargo) hired less qualified Africa Americans over white men on a regular basis. They also promoted less qualified women over men for middle management positions.
Quickly changing topics-has anybody ever noticed modern day commercials? Carfax always shows white men ripping off minorities & women. Their theme is you need to use their service or get taken for a ride by the white man! Also, how about the Michael Jordan underwear commercials? He's so cool surrounded by dorky white men who want to be like him!
"Oh, you're black? You must be good at sports!"
"You're Asian? You must be good at math!"
"You're white? You must be successful!"
It's all discrimination. We're all human and we are all individuals. Whenever I hear someone say white people have it so much better, I want to correct them as I am not any more successful than the next guy. I can't, because I'm white. I don't drive a fancy car or work a great job or make a lot of money. I still have bills to pay and watch the same TV, walk the same streets, eat the same foods, enjoy the same sports and wear the same clothes as everyone else.
From college admission, to scholarships, to portrayal in the media, white men are treated worse than any other demographic out there. There are concrete things like admissions and advancement that are all race based and favor any other group over white males, but there are also societal portrayals which reflect an increasingly hostile anti-white male dialogue in our society. From bumbling, no dance skill, socially awkward portrayals constantly put forth by the media, to even such things as home security commercials which ALWAYS show a white male breaking in a house committing a crime (which statistics show is untrue). It is amazing how openly derided, denigrated, and ridiculed white males are in our society.
Making distinctions between people based on race is inherently raciest. Just because you doll it up and call it “diversity” does not make it any less racist. There are scholarships out there for every color person except white people and if you tried to create a “white scholarship” you would be labeled a racist.
If I were to stand up and say "I'm white and I'm proud!" I would immediately be counted as a racist. I envy those who can stand for black pride and Hispanic pride and Asian pride. In my life I have never uttered a single disparaging racist word to describe someone. I've been called plenty. As a farmer I've been called Redneck, Hick, Cracker (although apparently this has been clarified during the Zimmerman trial to mean "gay rapist"), Whitey, and Honky (never understood that one). My wife and I have had drinks and popcorn dumped over our heads at a movie theater being that we were the only Caucasians in the theater and then with them laughing my wife ran out of the theater and people threw popcorn the whole way to the door. I have a masters degree and it was so hard to work in my field I gave it up for a life by my own terms. I'm not claiming discrimination on that count, but it is something we all share isn't it? Once I rode a bus into a city for an interview (I wont say which city) and when I got on I was immediately told by a group of men to "get to the back of the bus f****n' whitey." I get it. I do. I can't change what happened 200 years ago or 50 years ago or yesterday. I've always tried to live my life as a kind person. I teach my son to be kind. There's absolutely no discrimination in my household. I'll give you one guess where my son first heard the word "nigger". It wasn't from me or my wife. In my eyes you absolutely cannot say that white males aren't discriminated against. That is not the reality. Reality is that we ALL are discriminated against. Politicians love discrimination because it gets them elected. Media loves discrimination because it gets them ratings. Misanthropes love discrimination just because. I'll end with this... It's small minded. Martin Luther King had a dream and this wasn't it. Expand your mind. Judge someone by their actions, not by their looks.
As a 4.0 graduate from a competitive Ph.D program, with a published book and loads of classroom and online teaching experience, I have continually been passed over for assistant professor job searches within my specialty fields. Because my research subjects tend to be white males -- face it, they were the ones who fought the majority of America's conflicts -- I get shunted aside for those memes who focus on gender and race. When shopping around my dissertation on skilled white male workers, the first criticism was that there's not enough women or blacks. Sorry, but neither group was encouraged to be skilled workers in the New South! I started out my career as being pretty liberal, but all my empty job searches and the obvious hiring games academia plays have me pretty disillusioned. The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction, with minorities being treated as the majority. This is not equality.
Internal posting called for a college degree. They gave the job to my assistant. She did not have a degree but they gave her six months to complete her course work. Six months later they eliminated the position and created a new identical position whose requirements fit her qualifications. Job was posted and closed the same day due to a "clerical" error. She appeared in a photo in the annual report. They posed her at a desk like she was the CEO.
FBI, LAPD and NCIS. The worse is NCIS they are mostly women, the only time they started hiring men is during the war because they are deployed with Marines.........Cant have women do that.
LAPD under Bradley only considered blacks minorities, Rampart Scandal was the outcome of Affirmative Action.
Australia is looking good
Equality would wipe out discrimination if it was true equality but it isnt as every race and gender has something they can do/say to claim discrimination but white males have nothing and if they did you they really be taken seriously? I know that white males in the past have done alot of very bad things but why should we have to pay for there mistakes?
Everybody wants to take a chunk outta whitey. We are up against everyone, including our own sisters. There's so many misguided conclusions put into social policy it makes me laugh. We submit into society a moral character, behaviour, and mannerisms incomparable, and we deal with endless, often childish, antagonisms - it's a farce. I have no education, yet when I go to different forums I walk all over people who have degrees in blah blah blah. It's just the way it is, and no amount of helping out the helpless and taking from 'whitey' is going to change anything. Fortunately I'm such a hero that I don't have to deal with the problems many of my brethren do. But I see, I see it!
"Discrimination against white men" is one of the most absurd canards one finds on the conservative side of the political spectrum. A lot of white men are born into much better economic circumstances then people of color. They also benefit from a system that has historically skewed in their direction.
I'm a white male and this question just makes me laugh. Yes, I've been passed up on applications because I'm not a minority or because I'm not bilingual, but that's not under my control. Yes, we're a dime a dozen, or so it seems like, and nothing really special about us, so I could see why there would be reason to discriminate against us. But, that just isn't the case. I would know, wouldn't I? Wouldn't I? Don't make me laugh.
White males are probably the one demographic of people that get discriminated against the least, if at all. They have no struggle for the most part. Might males are walking on the yellow brick road and do not have to worry about discrimination like the rest of the world does.
Everyone knows white people are inherently racist. Affirmative Action is forcing white people, who control the country, to overcome their racism and ensure those who deserve jobs get them. If white people do better on a test, does it mean whites are superior? Since everyone is equal, you should control these scores to make sure that each group is equally represented.
How are white males discriminated? We hold most of the Fortune 500 CEO positions, most of the 50 wealthiest people ranks, make more than women and minorities. We hold most of government positions. This is laughable. We never have a problem finding a jury of our peers, we aren't targeted by rapists when alone, we aren't followed by security for entering a store. It goes on and on.
Study after study points to the opposite, i.E. The fact that women make 77 cents to the dollar of their male counterparts, or that a White-sounding name will give you a 50% chance over a Black-sounding name of getting a callback. Any time that White men complain about a "less qualified Black person getting the job" I have to wonder if they actually know that the other person was less qualified, or if it's just a racist assumption on their part.
White males are not unfairly discriminated against because for hundreds of years they, including myself, have been given control of society. Women, Blacks, Latinos and many other groups are just starting to peak into the world of equality and now people are claiming that white males are being mistreated? That is like saying there is a war on Christianity because a few atheists are getting equal rights.
I think it's absurd, I'm white, and I don't feel discriminated against at all. I'm held to the same standards as any other person would be, and as a white man, there are more opportunities open to me than that of a colored man. It's prevalent. Just because people don't like racism anymore doesn't mean we're being discriminated against.
This is tough decision. While there is an issue with corporate diversity getting out of hand, in general white men have been the oppressors more than the victims. Women? Oh, they should just stay in the kitchen. Blacks? They're inferior. Hispanics? Trying to steal our jobs! Throughout history, men (especially white men) have oppressed women, blacks, Hispanics, native Americans, Asians, and pretty much every other group. I don't think today's issues with "discrimination" towards white men are nearly as bad as what we have done in the past.
Just saying 'white' people are the target is so incredibly wrong it sickens me. The fact is that most Europeans have a roof above their head whilst other Asian countries cannot afford a slice of bread, nowadays looking at a CV you check the nationality- and lets face it someone from a better background and upbringing is most likely to be chosen.