Their racism overlooks the fact it is white women who greatly benefit from AA and it is their bigotry that causes them to use AA as a reason to whine and bitch about blacks taking jobs from white men and which is a damn lie. How many times blacks have been castigated regarding AA from white men and women yet it is their race that takes full benefit of it! Hypocrites!
Affirmative action was orginally designed to help minorities, but women-especially white
women-have made the greatest gains as a result of these programs"(Gross, 1996).
"Some observers argue that women have made huge strides! with the help of affirmative
action. They now hold 40 percent of all corporate middle-management jobs, and the number of women-owned businesses has grown by 57 percent since 1982"(Blackwood, 1995). "Affirmative action was desinged to give qualified minorities a chance to compete on equal footing with Whites" (Chappell, 1995). Equal opportunities for the blacks, for the most part, has remained more wishfulthinking than fact. Black students are continuing to struggle to seek an education, black business owners are still competing against their White counterparts, and black workers are experienceing an unemployment rate twice that of Whites and hold dead-end, labor-intensive, low-paying jobs.
More U.S. (white) women crack glass ceiling
CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- For the first time since tracking began 20 years ago, U.S. women outnumber men in higher paying, white collar managerial and professional occupations.
The gap will continue because of a self-perpetuating cycle of workplace gains for women, according to international outplacment firm Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
"As a growing number move into upper management roles, those further down the ladder will reap the benefits by increasingly being targeted for advancement," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that, as of Nov. 30, women represent 50.6 percent of the 48 million employees in management, professional and related occupations.
In 1983, the first year the government began recording gender data for its occupational statistics, women accounted for 40.9 percent of managers and professionals.
"At the computer, women are just as productive as men," said Challenger. "This fact alone has opened up a world of opportunity for women and is bringing an end to outdated concepts like the glass ceiling."
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.