June 20, 2011
Facebook thread: MBAs wonder why so many MBAs can’t find jobs
Unlike degree-free me, they all somehow fail to note that their very question contains the answer they are searching for, to whit:
PS: College is a waste of time and money.
During Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riot, Camille Cacnio entered a formal wear shop smashed up by rioters and took two pairs of dress pants.
Since then, the UBC biology student has lost her job, turned herself in to the police, and become the target of racism and harassment online.
Cacnio says loves Vancouver, never intended to participate in a riot, and found it difficult to foresee the consequences of her actions.
I want to know more about this “target of racism” stuff.
Is it anything like this “racism,” which is what up until about 10 years ago, normal, sane people would openly call wisdom, courage and common sense?
(They still feel the same way, but prefer to remain anonymous.)
Neal Boortz being Neal Boortz, “not a f*ck was given that day” — as I see the kids are phrasing it now.
But let’s get to what I actually said on the air, and the reference to urban thugs. I am not now, nor have I ever been constrained by the dictates of political correctness when it comes to speaking my feelings on the air. And here’s another secret. The word “racist” doesn’t bother me in the least. That word has been so overused by liberals, race pimps, and so-called civil rights activists that it is virtually lost all meaning and any conversational impact it may have once had. The fact is that fully 99% of the people who use that word have absolutely no idea what the word actually means. If you ask them to write you short definitions for the words racist, bigot, and prejudiced, they would be completely unable to do so.
But rather than retreat from the remarks I made last week I’m going to take this opportunity to actually amplify them.
Here’s a nasty little secret for you. Pretty much every time the Atlanta media reports a violent crime in the city; whether it’s a rape, an assault, a shooting, a carjacking or the murder of three people who worked in a car wash that doubles as a rap music recording studio, (no kidding this happened last week), one of the first thoughts that will cross most people’s minds is that the perpetrators were young black males. I’m sure this is the case in most other large urban areas. Sometimes these initial impressions will be false, but not that often. Are these thoughts racist? Do these first impressions occur because of some deeply held belief that young black males are genetically predisposed to commit crimes? Hardly. These initial impressions are brought about by recognition of the fact that young black males are engaged in criminal activity in numbers way out of proportion to their percentage of the population – a recognition that there is a culture of crime and violence in the urban community.
Yes, I can give you some statistics…