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An example of racism?

Job requirements that put undue emphasis on college degrees over work experience may eliminate qualified candidates of color, who face institutional barriers to higher education.

http://www.evergreenaspaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Aspa-powerpoint-12-09.pdf

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would think that might be less about colour and more about economic situation. Finances can be hard for anyone regardless of the colour of their skin.
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 2:46 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • That is not an example of racism. There are plenty of white folks who have no college degree because they can't afford it either.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:49 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Not racism. Sounds more like discrimination and bias.
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 2:53 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Not racism... to think someone included this as an 'example' in their case for "racism" in Seattle.... Just goes to show SOME can manipulate anything to push their agenda...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:02 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • ??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:06 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • I agree this isn't an example of racism
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:12 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Not racism.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 3:27 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • It is more discriminatory based on socioeconomic level...but in some regions that just ties right back into race...but I wouldnt sit there and say "thats racist"..it sucks but alot of things are set up that way....testing in schools (the SAT)....job opportunities...some people just arent afforded the same opportunities....they have to work much harder than others to get to the same spot!
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 3:43 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • http://www.financialaidfinder.com/financial-aid/financial-aid-programs/major-aid-programs/african-american-grants/


    This is just one website with a few of the loan/grants available. Why on earth would any Af.-Am ever be one "who face institutional barriers to higher education"? There are people out there falling all over themselves to get these young people in college. The only thing holding them back is them and the attitude that a high school diploma is unimportant. I teach middle school. I basically teach high school. We have to many kids that are in their late teens. We all but beg them to take their education seriously. Many of them would rather be in the 'fight club'. 

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:41 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • ***so many***
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:41 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

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