Originally posted by Whoopie:
Now a days it is BENEFICIAL for a Black individual to "classify" or call themselves "Black"... This is where that racial ODR, brought about by those nasty White folks, becomes an advantage for Black folks... ie. Affirmative Action, Minority Set Asides, Quotas ect...
Do you know what a "set aside" really is Whoopie? Because we live in a nation where, left to their own free will, most white males will break the law and hire or do business based upon race and sex (selecting only people exactly like them), our sometimes bizarre society has created a law to try to offset their apparent inability to do the right thing! (Instead of treating the aberrant/illegal behavior, we create laws to compensate for it? What kind of twisted logic is that? ) So where naturally there would be no one other than white males in jobs, schools etc., a "set aside" has been created to offer some small portion of the total opportunity to white women, the disabled, and other racial minorities so they can have something. So instead of having 100%, white males are forced to give up a few percent here and there. Terrible ain't it?
Those that choose to think on their own, act on their own, be themselves, earn it themselves, become Their Own Man... have an Independent attitude, and hate being pigeon holed (forced) into a category... They are usually called "Uncle Toms"...
We missed you Whoop! With all due respect, your characterization, description, and use of the phrase "Uncle Tom" here is not only extraordinarily off-base, it is offensive as well.
Onward and Upward!