Are Uglo-Americans the next victim class? Stacy McCain ponders the question
Conclusively demonstrating that aesthetically impaired Americans suffer economic disadvantages, an academic writes in the New York Times:
A more radical solution may be needed: why not offer legal protections to the ugly, as we do with racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and handicapped individuals?
We actually already do offer such protections in a few places, including in some jurisdictions in California, and in the District of Columbia, where discriminatory treatment based on looks in hiring, promotions, housing and other areas is prohibited. Ugliness could be protected generally in the United States by small extensions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Ugly people could be allowed to seek help from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies in overcoming the effects of discrimination. We could even have affirmative-action programs for the ugly.
Now this could prove problematic for companies that hire attractive people couldn’t it? I mean think of the lawsuits brought by unattractive people who lose out on jobs to hot, sexy people?
Think of employers, what if they have two prospective new hires, one of which looks like Minka Kelly, while the other looks like, well, Rosie O’Donnell? Might they hire the Rosie look-a-like? Might such a case lead to a demand for equal protection for hotties? All of this is important to consider. I suppose Ed and I might want to rethink hiring that new intern now the one working her way through nursing school. DAMN!
Obama’s newest executive order is a step backwards, and a white flag to the race pimps
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday directing federal officials to design a government-wide strategy for making the federal workforce more diverse.
The three-page order directs the head of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget, the President’s Management Council and the chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to develop the strategy within 90 days. Agencies then have 120 days to work the plan into their hiring and recruiting.
An Office of Personnel Management report says that in fiscal year 2010, 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.
Obama is planning to unveil job creation proposals next month. Some black lawmakers and leaders have criticized him for not directly addressing unemployment among blacks.
Blacks and Hispanics have been hit hard by the recession and are suffering unemployment rates of 15.6 percent and 11.3 percent respectively, higher than the 9.1 percent national average.
Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, said fighting job discrimination is as important for minorities as job creation.
“We are a country where it’s easier for a white male with a felony record to find a job than a black man that has never committed a crime, and that in itself is a crime,” Jealous said.
Obama panders to his Far Left base again. Fact is, Obama might end up being the most divisive president in our history. The Left certainly has ramped up their level of intolerance the past three years. And please, let us understand what this is about. It is NOT about fairness. It is about giving more power to the federal government, which is exactly what Obama has been about