Posts Tagged ‘racist’

Boycotting the Racist 2010 U.S. Census

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I have boycotted the 2010 U.S. Census until today because it is racist.  I will say it again, the Census is racist, and the only reason I am filling out the form is because I don’t want some bohemian government temp worker knocking on my door and making their own snap judgments on me and/or my family.

The government did a wonderful P.R. job on why we should fill out the form; better funding for our neighborhoods and schools, blah, blah.

Back to my racist claims – It is either divide and conquer, or devalue the majority.

If you were to read the form, Question 6 asks, “What is the person’s race?”  You can be White, Black, American Indian, or a slew of other “races” that include Guamanian, Hmong or Samoan.  An individual from Guam and one from the Philippines are about as close as a German and an Austrian, but the brown folks get their own box; the white folks are all the same.  If you are Greek, that is the same as being Swedish, but if you are Laotian, that is entirely different from being Cambodian – yet Cambodians and Laotians are able to “write-in” their background whereas the Greek guy is lumped together with all the white people.

This is the same government and census that says Osama Bin-Laden is a white guy, most Asian people are not Asian, and black people have an option of being classified Negro.

Another question asks if you happen to be of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.  I would like to know what exactly a European person from Spain, a black man from Cuba and an Indio from Uruguay have in common other than the Cuban and Uruguayan’s ancestors were raped and pillaged by Spanish explorers and force-fed the Spanish language and Catholicism.

If we choose to lump all white and black people together, regardless of using ethnicities, let’s do the same for brown and yellow.

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Meg Whitman Fights Claims of Racism and Job Outsourcing

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay is running for governor of California, we all know this.  We also know that eBay grew leaps and bounds under her watch, and made her and many eBay employees and investors phenomenally wealthy.

The fact that people from around the world, from all walks of life and all political slants utilize the eBay platform to earn a living, seems be lost on Democrats who would elect a French poodle over any Republican, regardless of their pedigree.

When opponents cannot come up with any real beef against a candidate they grasp for straws, so let’s toss the racism card at Meg, since after all, she wants to control illegal immigration from Mexico.  A perennial candidate for office, Stewart Alexander, makes these “Meg Whitman is a racist” claims for no other reason than because he can.  He claims, and I quote, “Whitman’s position is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”

Immigration Control Benefits Mexican-Americans

Huh? If anything, it helps Mexican-Americans in the view of non Mexican-Americans in that there won’t be a question if they are here “legally” or if they are undocumented.

There is a huge difference between immigrating legally and going through the proper procedures versus hopping a fence and avoiding border patrols.

This leads me to a man named Osama Bedier.  Osama, who?!  Osama Bedier is the Vice President of New Ventures at the eBay subsidiary, PayPal.com.

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Osama-Bedier-VP of PayPal-eBay

Would a woman hire a man named Osama if she were a xenophobe? Or did she hire Mr. Bedier because he was the best candidate?  That is something few democrats grasp, Silicon Valley and start-up companies work on merit – if you are great, you are greatly rewarded.  If you are mediocre or lazy, you’re gone.  There are no unions here.

Another jab at Whitman has been that since she is pro-business, she will outsource all jobs to a far-away land, like India, and all the “real” jobs will vanish.  Something to chomp on here – ex-eBay and PayPal employees have spawned companies such as YouTube.com. LinkedIn.com, Yelp.com, and Slide.com to name just a portion of the long list.  In other words, she hired really smart people who left to start new companies that also hire really smart people and create more jobs.

Meg Whitman will likely become California’s next governor, despite taunts and jabs from democrats that have no muscle behind them.

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