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(The Atlantic)   The 33 whitest jobs in America   (theatlantic.com) divider line 147
    More: Interesting, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chicago's South Side, Bureau of Labor Statistics  
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2013-11-06 03:03:32 PM
I see "Baseball Museum Collections Manager" and "Historical Wargaming Editor" are conspicuously absent.
 
2013-11-06 03:25:23 PM
President of the United States?
 
2013-11-06 04:16:19 PM
I see misc. ag workers and groundskeepers are >90% white, so I am assuming the survey counted Hispanics as an ethnicity rather than a race. Either that or the survey didn't include Texas.
 
2013-11-06 04:36:21 PM
Wonder Bread-maker
Martha Stewart Fan Club President
Yoga Instructor
Vintage Thrift-Store Worker
Gluten Allergy Expert
Professor of Black History
 
2013-11-06 04:58:06 PM
I too feel they are counting hisppanics as white. Farmer, construction and auto body. I never see white guys doing that and lets face it the Mexicans now own concrete in the entire Americas from Argentina to Canada wit Cemex
 
2013-11-06 05:02:30 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Wonder Bread-maker
Martha Stewart Fan Club President
Yoga Instructor
Vintage Thrift-Store Worker
Gluten Allergy Expert
Professor of Black History


Professional athlete's wife?
 
2013-11-06 05:04:35 PM
Huh, my vet was a Sikh.
 
2013-11-06 05:08:11 PM
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
 
2013-11-06 05:10:58 PM

timujin: Huh, my vet was a Sikh.


No, your cat was sick.
 
2013-11-06 05:11:54 PM
Why is it skin color is still being used as a way to separate people.  It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda.  MLK Jr. would say shame on you.
 
2013-11-06 05:12:57 PM

timujin: Huh, my vet was a Sikh.


You sicced your vet on your dog?
 
2013-11-06 05:13:49 PM

8 inches: President of the United States?


That's only half true
 
2013-11-06 05:14:13 PM
Before I click, I'm guessing actuary and reflexologist are high up the list
 
2013-11-06 05:14:30 PM

dabbletech: timujin: Huh, my vet was a Sikh.

No, your cat was sick.


Well played.
 
2013-11-06 05:14:35 PM

8 inches: President of the United States?


Actually, 100% of the Presidents of the United States are currently black. The only job with a higher percentage of blacks than that is NFL cornerbacks.
 
2013-11-06 05:15:45 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Before I click, I'm guessing actuary and reflexologist are high up the list


I whiffed! Unless a cost estimator is another word for an actuary
 
2013-11-06 05:15:55 PM
KKK Grand Dragon?
 
2013-11-06 05:16:03 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Why is it skin color is still being used as a way to separate people.  It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda.  MLK Jr. would say shame on you.


This is a troll post, right?
 
2013-11-06 05:16:28 PM

El_Frijole_Blanco: I too feel they are counting hisppanics as white. Farmer, construction and auto body. I never see white guys doing that and lets face it the Mexicans now own concrete in the entire Americas from Argentina to Canada wit Cemex


A farmer and a farm worker are two completely different people. I have honestly never seen an Hispanic farmer. I don't doubt they exist, but every single farmer I've ever seen is lilly white in every sense of the term.
 
2013-11-06 05:16:51 PM
Groundskeeping worker? Seriously? Those guys are 90% white? Not around here they aren't.
 
2013-11-06 05:18:20 PM
Hmm hardly any jobs that involve physical labor or working outdoors. One could look at this list and conclude that white people are lazy and afraid of hard work...
 
2013-11-06 05:18:45 PM
Fox News on-air talent?
Country music singers?
 
2013-11-06 05:19:08 PM
I'm told by various insurance and accounting firm commercials that construction managers are almost always black or asian.
 
2013-11-06 05:19:43 PM
Where's the actual list?
 
2013-11-06 05:20:16 PM
I wonder if they'll do "The 33 least white jobs in America."

Probably not....because....

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-11-06 05:20:22 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: <strong><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8006659/87473467#c87473467" target="_blank">ecmoRandomNumbers</a>:</strong> <em>Wonder Bread-maker
Martha Stewart Fan Club President
Yoga Instructor
Vintage Thrift-Store Worker
Gluten Allergy Expert
Professor of Black History</em>

Professional athlete's wife?


Hockey
Nascar
 
2013-11-06 05:22:35 PM
and this right here

"While 37% of Chicago is black, only 10% of all new apprentices in the construction trades between 2000 and 2003 were black"

is why i love math but hate statistics.


This means nothing, nothing at all, stand alone by itself.
What might mater would be the % of blacks that applied for the jobs compared to whites who applied and got the job.

If only 10% are black, but 100% of the blacks who applied were taken...

FU statistical manipulators telling only half the story.
 
2013-11-06 05:23:39 PM

HaywoodJablonski: HaywoodJablonski: Before I click, I'm guessing actuary and reflexologist are high up the list

I whiffed! Unless a cost estimator is another word for an actuary


There are a ton of Asian actuaries.
 
2013-11-06 05:24:29 PM
Steve Jobs.
 
2013-11-06 05:25:07 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
trailer park supervisor.
 
2013-11-06 05:25:10 PM
Pussy eater?
Mayo Tester?
Average Condom Size Buyer?
Slave Owner?
 
2013-11-06 05:25:39 PM
My bad. Nevermind.
 
2013-11-06 05:27:22 PM
Placekicker
 
2013-11-06 05:28:54 PM

sendtodave: Smeggy Smurf: Why is it skin color is still being used as a way to separate people.  It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda.  MLK Jr. would say shame on you.

This is a troll post, right?


Nope.  I'm going to keep bringing up the soft racism of low expectations of anybody that's not white until the day somebody whines enough that I'll be censored.
 
2013-11-06 05:30:28 PM
Farmers and ranchers is no surprise - the whole rural/urban thing.

Speech-language pathologists, though, that one's pretty funny.
 
2013-11-06 05:35:24 PM

8 inches: President of the United States?


President of the United States of Love
 
2013-11-06 05:35:52 PM
Tiger Woods mistresseseseseseseseseseseseses?
 
2013-11-06 05:36:23 PM
Married, housewife with kids by her current husband should be on the list.
 
2013-11-06 05:36:39 PM
Just thinking about the 70 person IT department here at a regional government, Western Canada.

My Division (infrastructure): 4 white guys, 1 white woman in Deskside; 3 white guys, 1 Canadian-born spanish guy on the Server team; 2 white guys, 1 Asian guy network team; half black/half mexican on the phones; myself, special projects, a white guy; helpdesk has 1 asian guy, 1 asian woman and 1 white guy; 3 supervisors, 1 divisional manager, General Manager, all white guys. 2 business analysts, both white women.

The Applications team is a bit more mixed though, both gender and race-wise, lead by a white woman divisional manager.

The vast majority of the rest of the company, at least here at head-office (800 people), is white, genders represented equally though. Maybe 20% are visible minorities. There's 2 black guys here at HO.
 
2013-11-06 05:37:25 PM

Kuta: I wonder if they'll do "The 33 least white jobs in America."

Probably not....because....

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assistant crack whore?
 
2013-11-06 05:37:30 PM
My dog's vet is black.  Interesting.
 
2013-11-06 05:38:19 PM
Clearly they did include hispanics as white. This is not unusual.
The MN Dept of Corrections does this so they can claim the prisons are not predominately black. That there are equal numbers of whites and blacks.

Not even close.
 
2013-11-06 05:38:26 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hmm hardly any jobs that involve physical labor or working outdoors. One could look at this list and conclude that white people are lazy and afraid of hard work...


Ever been a plumber? Machinist? Millwright? Electrician? Carpenter? Farmer?

Oh you're trolling. Either that or you've had a stroke and thus are acting like a total douchebag lately.
 
2013-11-06 05:38:42 PM
CxO ?
 
2013-11-06 05:39:54 PM
Welder

I have been in structural steel manufacturing for over 35 years and have only seen about 10 Black welders.
 
2013-11-06 05:40:41 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Why is it skin color is still being used as a way to separate people.  It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda.  MLK Jr. would say shame on you.


This. That was his point, wasn't it?

As long as the country, the culture have "race" on the forms, we're still separating. That's only useful for informational and census purposes. But to hand out salaries & jobs - it's simply, literally, racist.
 
2013-11-06 05:41:56 PM

GRCooper: 8 inches: President of the United States?

That's only half true


The dude currently in the office is whiter than me and I have transparent skin.
 
2013-11-06 05:42:01 PM

wiseolddude: Welder

I have been in structural steel manufacturing for over 35 years and have only seen about 10 Black welders.


You know I've been thinking about going back and getting my degree in mechanical engineering and also certed as a welder. Get out of technology.
 
2013-11-06 05:44:13 PM
Credit Analyst?

Budget Director?
 
2013-11-06 05:48:32 PM

dmax: Smeggy Smurf: Why is it skin color is still being used as a way to separate people.  It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda.  MLK Jr. would say shame on you.

This. That was his point, wasn't it?

As long as the country, the culture have "race" on the forms, we're still separating. That's only useful for informational and census purposes. But to hand out salaries & jobs - it's simply, literally, racist.


And it will go away as soon as race and ethnicity cease to be a factor or even an element in peoples lives. When we have a melting pot that keeps around the idea of a hyphenated American and insist on any recognition of race, we have de facto racism.

Plus we have that whole millions of years of genetic programming that hard wires us to observe and be wary of differences and stick with our tribe/herd/group going for us, which is nice.

Face it. Recognizing race and understanding differences is never going away. Nor is the inherent insular behavior of people gravitating towards people "like them" in some way, shape, or form.

Racism is not about recognizing the differences. racism is using those differences to actively prevent crossover or commingling.
 
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