Tuesday, April 25, 2017

                                               The real prejudice
In a perfect world everybody goes to the same training camp or gets mentored by those with years of experience in the given field.
That way employers can choose between candidates of equal stature, their main priority being whose personality or demeanor are most preferable to them.

But in the real world there are profound discrepancies in the educational opportunities afforded the children of the different races and social classes.

While the upper echelon offspring are given opportunities for a first-rate comprehensive learning experience, the lower tier offspring are only offered neglected. dilapidated and forsaken public institutions as their token "quota-satisfying" learning centers.

This results in a minority and low-income class who lack all the adequate and essential knowledge needed to break into a lot of industries, businesses, and occupations knowing what they need to know in order to function well enough within these institutions.
And all the "affirmative action" decrees are not enough to alleviate this dilemma if said groups are not afforded the same backgrounds as the more privileged ones.

Employers who either don't want to hire certain minority or low-class applicants, or who lay off a lot of minority or low-class employees after a brief employment---due to their having been found to be unqualified or under-qualified, are not the real bigots.
The real prejudice is the disparity between the educational opportunities offered to the different social classes.
The way it's rigged to keep those from one side of the tracks "lesser" than those from the other side.


  1. And using property taxes to fund public schools ensured that affluent kids get good primary/high school educations and poor kids do not.

    1. Better neighborhoods, of course, do yield higher property taxes, which, in turn, do yield more subsidies by which whoever benefits from them can afford better resources.

      Still, what about those who are single or retired?
      There's still the idea of paying for someone else's privileges.

    2. I just realize---that last paragraph is a bit irrelevant to the subject matter at hand, isn't it?
      Bad move on my part...
      That's a topic for another discussion...