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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....

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 150x134]


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.
 
2013-11-06 05:49:35 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, it's a post from a racist who wants you to know you're really the racist for noticing his racism.
 
2013-11-06 05:49:40 PM  
Speech pathologist?

Got ebonics?
 
2013-11-06 05:51:15 PM  

tasteslikegreen: Married, housewife with kids by her current husband should be on the list.


Ahhh, Republicans and their racism.
 
2013-11-06 05:51:55 PM  
FTA:"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations ... where whites officially account for  nine in ten of all workers

Nine percent?  Including such cherry jobs as Misc. agricultural workers or other installation/repair?

THE HORROR!
 
2013-11-06 05:52:05 PM  
senior ediror at The AtlanticElvis impersonator
 
2013-11-06 05:52:51 PM  
What about a Catholic Priest?  I haven't seen too many of them.
 
2013-11-06 05:53:28 PM  

Kit Fister: 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.


Sorry :(
 
2013-11-06 05:53:34 PM  

Deedeemarz: 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.


This. Most smaller towns in my area are 70-80% Hispanic with the schools running around 90-93% Hispanic. One exception is a small German town. Even the vehicles are white there.
 
2013-11-06 05:53:42 PM  

8 inches: President of the United States?


I think that one's covered under "Masons".
 
2013-11-06 05:53:48 PM  

Nexzus: Just thinking about the 70 person IT department here at a regional government, Western Canada. . . . 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.


Dude, it's Canada. If a black person so much as crosses the border, Canadians melt them down and turn them into hockey pucks.
 
2013-11-06 05:57:36 PM  
I knew pilots would be high on the list. 93% white, ~95% male.

There are old-money country clubs that look downright multicultural next to career pilots.
 
2013-11-06 05:57:50 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: tasteslikegreen: Married, housewife with kids by her current husband should be on the list.

Ahhh, Republicans and their racism.


Methinks he doth protest too much.
 
2013-11-06 06:03:04 PM  
Cheesemaker?
 
2013-11-06 06:03:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Kit Fister: 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.

Sorry :(


Its okay, just. ..if you need to talk or anything, eip.
Otherwise, chill with the whole organic/locally sourced/whatever thing. And yeah, a lot of the jobs on this list, and a lot of blue collar jobs in general, have been pretty White bread for a long time. But as someone who farms, has trained as a machinist, done electrical and carpentry, and other blue collar jobs, you're damn right they're hard work.

But I honestly, if I could, would go back and be a welder or a machinist if I could because then I would be doing a job that produced something and was a legitimate skill rather than computer crap which is intangible and wholly unfulfilling.
 
2013-11-06 06:06:49 PM  
Being white, I'm getting a kick out of this...

\ What about Africa? They could do more to promote white Shamans & Tribal warlords! Are they? fark no.
 
2013-11-06 06:08:31 PM  

Kit Fister: 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.


Welding is fun. Make sure you get certified on pipe, because that's where the money is.  Underwater welders make more, but the mortality rate is rather high.

/Got certified in Stick and Mig welding
//Terrible at it
///Went back to IT/Telecom
 
2013-11-06 06:08:33 PM  

Vector R: Cheesemaker?


Blessed are the cheesemakers
 
2013-11-06 06:10:37 PM  
Flour bagger?
Icing sugar taster?
Baking soda inspector?
Cocaine cutter?
Horse semen extractor?
 
2013-11-06 06:11:11 PM  

wiseolddude: Welder

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



I'm surprised.  All the welders I've seen are red, not white or black.

/I've only seen their faces, though
 
2013-11-06 06:11:13 PM  
"Millwrights"?  How old is this data?
 
2013-11-06 06:16:37 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: 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.


Hispanic farmers can be found in the Southwest.  New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Texas, Arizona and California.  These are states where Spanish and Portuguese people made up the first first European settlers.
 
2013-11-06 06:17:36 PM  

miss diminutive: Flour bagger?
Icing sugar taster?
Baking soda inspector?
Cocaine cutter?
Horse semen extractor?


I love you.
 
2013-11-06 06:18:50 PM  

AngryDragon: FTA:"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations ... where whites officially account for  nine in ten of all workers

Nine percent?  Including such cherry jobs as Misc. agricultural workers or other installation/repair?

THE HORROR!


How does an ethnicity that only comprises 72% of the population, account for 81% of the total work force?
 
2013-11-06 06:19:03 PM  

Hz so good: Kit Fister: 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.

Welding is fun. Make sure you get certified on pipe, because that's where the money is.  Underwater welders make more, but the mortality rate is rather high.

/Got certified in Stick and Mig welding
//Terrible at it
///Went back to IT/Telecom


Yeah, I grew up on a farm and learned to weld out of necessity. Cheaper and makes equipment last ten times longer when you can fix it yourself.
 
2013-11-06 06:19:53 PM  

Slam1263: AngryDragon: FTA:"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations ... where whites officially account for  nine in ten of all workers

Nine percent?  Including such cherry jobs as Misc. agricultural workers or other installation/repair?

THE HORROR!

How does an ethnicity that only comprises 72% of the population, account for 81% of the total work force?


I'd hedge a guess, but I'd be labeled a racist.
 
2013-11-06 06:20:04 PM  
Well damn, I'm a white electrician lol. For what it's worth, in my particular apprenticeship class white guys are outnumbered. The 7 man crew I work with has two black guys and a guy with Mexican ancestors. At least down here in New Orleans local 130, the 90% white claim is untrue. ;p
 
2013-11-06 06:21:16 PM  

flondrix: "Millwrights"?  How old is this data?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millwright#The_modern_millwright


There's still plenty of work to be done (and specialized skill required) in setting up heavy fixed machinery.
 
2013-11-06 06:21:22 PM  
Can't say I'm surprised sales is on there.  Particularly auto sales.  I can count on one hand the non-white sales guys at the dealership group.  Only takes one finger to count the female salespeople.  Kinda depressing really.
 
2013-11-06 06:21:53 PM  
Steve Harvey, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain etc etc beg to differ with the White Racist viewpoint of the Atlantic.
 
2013-11-06 06:24:02 PM  
Kit Fister:

Yeah, I grew up on a farm and learned to weld out of necessity. Cheaper and makes equipment last ten times longer when you can fix it yourself.

Quite true.

The only time I weld anymore is if I repair a few things for friends.
 
2013-11-06 06:24:55 PM  
Popes. Pretty close to 100% I would think. Excluding Pope Joan of course.
 
2013-11-06 06:29:39 PM  

Dedmon: Well damn, I'm a white electrician lol. For what it's worth, in my particular apprenticeship class white guys are outnumbered. The 7 man crew I work with has two black guys and a guy with Mexican ancestors. At least down here in New Orleans local 130, the 90% white claim is untrue. ;p


Given the population blend in NO, that doesn't surprise me.
 
2013-11-06 06:31:44 PM  

JameZZ82: Slave Owner?


Hadn't you heard? White people gave that up over a century ago. Now, the only place it's being practiced is overseas, where we got it from in the first place.

And good riddance.
 
2013-11-06 06:32:46 PM  
black people work at walmaert
 
2013-11-06 06:34:10 PM  
My dog's vet is indian. I should get a scooby snack
 
2013-11-06 06:38:25 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: 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.


I have about 15 of them in my family raising pigs, cattle, sheep and growing cotton and citrus mostly
 
2013-11-06 06:39:25 PM  

PvtStash: 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.


It doesn't sound like your beef is with statistics. It doesn't sound like you even know what statistics are.
If you had a problem with statistics, you might question whether or not the 4 year hiring period was representative of a longer period. You would question the way the numbers themselves are generated. But you don't.
What you do complain about is that a "gross statistical discrepancy" is evidence of discriminatory behavior. It is, but that's all it is. And the reason it is, is because in general it is reasonable to assume that statistics of large random subsets are in some sense good estimators of population statistics. In fact, we don't have to assume that, we can prove that. As anyone who "loves math" knows.
You need to argue that the subset is not in fact random, and you need to do it in such a way that race itself factors out. You haven't done that at all. If only 10% of the people who apply are black, then why don't blacks apply for those jobs? Again, that should be a statistic which is close to the population statistic. Race has not factored itself out. You've merely changed the problem you need to solve. You haven't actually solved anything.
All of this is reasonable stuff, and it's also the law. If you claim in a court that there is discrimination, the statistics provided by the author are allowable evidence, regardless of whether or not you like the numbers. But like I said, that's all it is, evidence. If you can come up with convincing evidence that the numbers were not generated properly, or that the subset was not chosen in such a way that the estimator should converge to the population statistic, then you'll win.
 
2013-11-06 06:40:01 PM  

mahoot: The Dog Ate My Homework: 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.

Hispanic farmers can be found in the Southwest.  New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Texas, Arizona and California.  These are states where Spanish and Portuguese people made up the first first European settlers.


And make up most of the Farmers, the Mormons pretty much round out the rest and fall in the lilly white category
 
2013-11-06 06:40:38 PM  
Husband?
 
2013-11-06 06:42:19 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Fox News on-air talent?
Country music singers?


Back in the day they used to sneak Mexican women into the country singer category
 
2013-11-06 06:42:28 PM  
There are black engineers?
 
2013-11-06 06:43:24 PM  
There is a distinction between 'whitest' vs least blacks. For ex a lot of Asians holds the same type of jobs as whites.
 
2013-11-06 06:43:39 PM  
prisoners...o wait
 
2013-11-06 06:47:54 PM  
If Denzel Washington plays one a movie, does that mean the job is not 100% white?
 
2013-11-06 06:53:20 PM  

AngryDragon: FTA:"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations ... where whites officially account for  nine in ten of all workers

Nine percent?  Including such cherry jobs as Misc. agricultural workers or other installation/repair?

THE HORROR!


I'm guessing your occupation is not mathematician.
 
2013-11-06 06:57:40 PM  
In my IT department (server/network infrastructure), I'm one of the few white guys. The server team is 90% black, the network team is about an even mix of black and hispanic and our Director is American Indi-BWAAAHAAA!! Aw man, I can't do it. Yeah, we're all white.
 
2013-11-06 06:58:03 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Popes. Pretty close to 100% I would think. Excluding Pope Joan of course.


What race was she?
 
2013-11-06 07:02:58 PM  

Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?


My friend's dad (black) used to be an engineer for Texas Instruments
 
2013-11-06 07:09:13 PM  

usernameguy: AngryDragon: FTA:"Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations ... where whites officially account for  nine in ten of all workers

Nine percent?  Including such cherry jobs as Misc. agricultural workers or other installation/repair?

THE HORROR!

I'm guessing your occupation is not mathematician.


That's racist.
 
2013-11-06 07:24:27 PM  
List fails without Librarian.
 
2013-11-06 07:28:33 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?


No, he's 100% correct. Pretty sure MLK said something about being judged on content of character rather than color of skin, which is something none of us do. The left is just as racist as the right, but in more subtle ways.
 
2013-11-06 07:29:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Librarian.


Not at my library
 
2013-11-06 07:30:40 PM  

AllUpInYa: Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?

My friend's dad (black) used to be an engineer for Texas Instruments


Could he dance?
 
2013-11-06 07:33:03 PM  

bugmn99: In my IT department (server/network infrastructure), I'm one of the few white guys. The server team is 90% black, the network team is about an even mix of black and hispanic and our Director is American Indi-BWAAAHAAA!! Aw man, I can't do it. Yeah, we're all white.


...and a sausage fest, I assume...
 
2013-11-06 07:34:07 PM  

Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?


Depends on the railroad...
 
2013-11-06 07:39:50 PM  

SweetMama: Groundskeeping worker? Seriously? Those guys are 90% white? Not around here they aren't.


This, all the groundskeeping staff at my job are minorities.  They're all great people but they are all minorities and I believe they are all (LEGAL) immigrants as well.
 
2013-11-06 07:41:42 PM  
how un-nubianrdly of them to compile the list for our enjoyment
 
2013-11-06 07:50:18 PM  
I'd say that 91.4% of chiropractors are white because people of color are to smart for that bullshiat.
 
2013-11-06 07:51:28 PM  
Why should it matter?
 
2013-11-06 07:51:57 PM  
I didn't realize Farmers was so "white" in the scale....

Don't all black people pick cotton... does that not count as farming?

haha!

/Just sayin...
 
2013-11-06 08:01:45 PM  

haemaker: Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?

Depends on the railroad...


Underground?
 
2013-11-06 08:03:37 PM  
I've driven the west coast of Mexico down to Mazatlan and I've driven I-5 up through the agricultural heart of California and I saw fewer Mexicans driving through Mexico than I did in California. I thought it was a California thing and then I went up to Seattle for a couple of days before a cruise and was picking up some forgotten socks in a Marshalls in an affluent suburb of Seattle called Renton and it was wall to wall Mexican too so they must use the FBI definition of white which is Yo se habla espanol.
 
2013-11-06 08:06:22 PM  

Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?


Atlanta.
 
2013-11-06 08:24:10 PM  

Shirley Ujest: AllUpInYa: Shirley Ujest: There are black engineers?

My friend's dad (black) used to be an engineer for Texas Instruments

Could he dance?


No
And he drove a Triumph
 
2013-11-06 08:59:21 PM  

dv-ous: Farmers and ranchers is no surprise - the whole rural/urban thing.

Speech-language pathologists, though, that one's pretty funny.



Yeah, first thing I thought.

/I wonder how the questions on the surveys were aksed.
 
2013-11-06 09:00:43 PM  
#1: Da Man
 
2013-11-06 09:01:20 PM  

TerminalEchoes: 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?

No, he's 100% correct. Pretty sure MLK said something about being judged on content of character rather than color of skin, which is something none of us do. The left is just as racist as the right, but in more subtle ways.


Thirded
 
2013-11-06 09:05:32 PM  

assistant crack whore?


Even worse, assistant *to* the crack whore.

 
2013-11-06 09:15:49 PM  
I bet ebonics instructors aren't comprised of 90 percent white people.  And what about felons?  Felony is job, isn't it?
 
2013-11-06 09:41:24 PM  

fusillade762: 8 inches: President of the United States?

I think that one's covered under "Masons".


Prince Hall Masons frown on your shenanigans:

mtnebo67.org
 
2013-11-06 09:41:45 PM  

Back Alley Proctologist: #1: Da Man


crow202.org

(Thing is, in my experience, "keeping her down" means "providing her with food, water, shelter, and vet visits". I haven't been able to exploit her for money, for obvious reasons.)
 
2013-11-06 09:42:13 PM  

Kit Fister: 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.


I've had him in troll "stop reading" red for a good while now.
 
2013-11-06 09:45:35 PM  
Over 90% of CEOs and 90% of environmentalists are white.

So climate change is basically white people yelling at each other.

But don't worry. We'll work it out, with or more likely, without you.

And then we'll screw the rest of you.

One way, or the other, we're gonna getcha, getcha, getcha ....

See, that's a white song. A Blondie song. Could it be any whiter?

Only if it involved a Rick-Roll of some sort, say, in Klingon.

And for you denialists, just a reminder: I am never going to let you go.

Never gonna say goodbye.

Huxley may have been Darwin's bulldog, but I intend to be Mann's ankle-biter. You know, the little dog that always grabs the hockey puck and runs off with it while you're playing street hockey.

The white man's dog is a cattle dog. It moves quickly and never lets go.
 
2013-11-06 09:46:13 PM  

Deedeemarz: 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.


So it depends.

The managers are white.  The workers are about 60/40 white/mexican.  Mind you, that's Michigan, where there are no Hispanics and there's a large quantity of desperate poor whites.
 
2013-11-06 09:46:58 PM  

vudukungfu: Why should it matter?


Dude, people make a lot of money by making it matter.
 
2013-11-06 10:03:47 PM  

AllUpInYa: My friend's dad (black) used to be an engineer for Texas Instruments


Was his name Choo Choo Charlie?
 
2013-11-06 10:24:26 PM  

RangerTaylor: "Only takes one finger to count the female salespeople."



Highly relevant here:

images.sodahead.com

/ hot
//  clicky
/// not a rickroll
 
2013-11-06 10:48:51 PM  

OscarTamerz: I've driven the west coast of Mexico down to Mazatlan and I've driven I-5 up through the agricultural heart of California and I saw fewer Mexicans driving through Mexico than I did in California. I thought it was a California thing and then I went up to Seattle for a couple of days before a cruise and was picking up some forgotten socks in a Marshalls in an affluent suburb of Seattle called Renton and it was wall to wall Mexican too so they must use the FBI definition of white which is Yo se habla espanol.


HAHAHAHAAHA!!

You thought Renton was affluent.

Effluent is the word you were looking for.
 
2013-11-07 12:11:49 AM  
Fluffer?
/Prolly some Asian representation, I'd venture.
 
2013-11-07 12:30:32 AM  

Theory Of Null: 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


Hey, NASCAR has one black driver and a few hispanic drivers, so it totally down with the whole diversity thing...
 
2013-11-07 12:38:05 AM  

RangerTaylor: Can't say I'm surprised sales is on there.  Particularly auto sales.  I can count on one hand the non-white sales guys at the dealership group.  Only takes one finger to count the female salespeople.  Kinda depressing really.


I bet you don't even need a finger to count the number of salespeople who weren't high school jocks.
 
2013-11-07 03:44:52 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: 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.


www.washingtonpost.com
 
2013-11-07 04:28:13 AM  
What is the deal on those apron type things on the Masons?
 
2013-11-07 07:52:43 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: RangerTaylor: Can't say I'm surprised sales is on there.  Particularly auto sales.  I can count on one hand the non-white sales guys at the dealership group.  Only takes one finger to count the female salespeople.  Kinda depressing really.

I bet you don't even need a finger to count the number of salespeople who weren't high school jocks.


I don't know, a few of us were kinda nerdy, but yeah.
 
2013-11-07 09:43:00 AM  

Slam1263: How does an ethnicity that only comprises 72% of the population, account for 81% of the total work force?


That statistic pisses me off too. Although I'm sure it's MY fault because my people are The Man, always trying to hold the minorities down.

Some guy was poor-mouthing me yesterday, looking for a few bucks because he can't work any job while trying to get his disability. The Man was once again keeping him down, because he only got 6 months of unemployment.

I'm seeing increasing numbers of people who treat the pursuit of disability payments like a lottery. Most of them drive nicer cars than mine, have nicer clothes than me, and high-tech gadgets that put mine to shame.

At least any entitlement money they're awarded will go immediately back into the economy, unlike the way I stack my income into long-term investments.
 
2013-11-07 09:55:07 AM  

Pangea: Slam1263: How does an ethnicity that only comprises 72% of the population, account for 81% of the total work force?

That statistic pisses me off too. Although I'm sure it's MY fault because my people are The Man, always trying to hold the minorities down.

Some guy was poor-mouthing me yesterday, looking for a few bucks because he can't work any job while trying to get his disability. The Man was once again keeping him down, because he only got 6 months of unemployment.

I'm seeing increasing numbers of people who treat the pursuit of disability payments like a lottery. Most of them drive nicer cars than mine, have nicer clothes than me, and high-tech gadgets that put mine to shame.

At least any entitlement money they're awarded will go immediately back into the economy, unlike the way I stack my income into long-term investments.


That's racist...somehow.
 
2013-11-07 10:13:30 AM  

enthralledgeishagirl: What is the deal on those apron type things on the Masons?


It has a symbolic significance that isn't meant to be shared with the general public.
 
2013-11-07 10:18:58 AM  
There's G. Costanza-right in the middle
"I always wanted to pretend to be an architect..."
Neurotic whites?
 
2013-11-07 11:11:15 AM  

Pangea: enthralledgeishagirl: What is the deal on those apron type things on the Masons?

It has a symbolic significance that isn't meant to be shared with the general public.


I'd wager it's a stylized version of a stonemason's tool pouch/apron.  Had to have somewhere to hold all those different chisels and the like...  Of course, they likely attach some symbolic significance to it as well.  *Everything* in secret societies is heavily symbolic, due to most penchant of most secret societies for faux-mysticism.
 
2013-11-07 12:30:40 PM  

Clever Neologism: Pangea: enthralledgeishagirl: What is the deal on those apron type things on the Masons?

It has a symbolic significance that isn't meant to be shared with the general public.

I'd wager it's a stylized version of a stonemason's tool pouch/apron.  Had to have somewhere to hold all those different chisels and the like...  Of course, they likely attach some symbolic significance to it as well.  *Everything* in secret societies is heavily symbolic, due to most penchant of most secret societies for faux-mysticism.


Symbolism often serves the purpose of communication among members of a group, while allowing outsiders with preconceived notions to continue about their daily business unhindered.
 
2013-11-07 12:33:20 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda


It's almost as if smart people look around and acknowledge that racial inequalities originating in slavery and racist immigration practices still, measurably and demonstrably, exist.

/congrats on being a white, privileged dumbass
 
2013-11-07 12:55:43 PM  

Pangea: Clever Neologism: Pangea: enthralledgeishagirl: What is the deal on those apron type things on the Masons?

It has a symbolic significance that isn't meant to be shared with the general public.

I'd wager it's a stylized version of a stonemason's tool pouch/apron.  Had to have somewhere to hold all those different chisels and the like...  Of course, they likely attach some symbolic significance to it as well.  *Everything* in secret societies is heavily symbolic, due to most penchant of most secret societies for faux-mysticism.

Symbolism often serves the purpose of communication among members of a group, while allowing outsiders with preconceived notions to continue about their daily business unhindered.


So it does.  Mysticism just means that those symbols represent metaphysical mysteries, and are therefore more sacred.  It's half-pragmatic, half psycho-social manipulation for the sake of group cohesion and harmony.  Not hating not it; I'm not unfamiliar with such societies.
 
2013-11-07 01:07:43 PM  

Cynicism101: Smeggy Smurf: It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda

It's almost as if smart people look around and acknowledge that racial inequalities originating in slavery and racist immigration practices still, measurably and demonstrably, exist.

/congrats on being a white, privileged dumbass


Pray tell how slavery is still effecting people today.  Because generations ago people had nothing.  A couple generations ago my family was rich.  Then in 1930 they lost it all.  I'm not poor today despite that.  I guess perhaps I should biatch about the depression.

But that wouldn't be politically correct now would it?
 
2013-11-07 02:05:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Cynicism101: Smeggy Smurf: It's almost as though the racists need to keep bringing it up in order to justify their political agenda

It's almost as if smart people look around and acknowledge that racial inequalities originating in slavery and racist immigration practices still, measurably and demonstrably, exist.

/congrats on being a white, privileged dumbass

Pray tell how slavery is still effecting people today.  Because generations ago people had nothing.  A couple generations ago my family was rich.  Then in 1930 they lost it all.  I'm not poor today despite that.  I guess perhaps I should biatch about the depression.

But that wouldn't be politically correct now would it?


Do realtors avoid showing you houses based on skin color and not income, do routine traffic stops include drawn weapons and a search, are job applications not looked at because of a Spanish or black sounding name the fact is systemic racism is still in effect and the US does not have a level playing field, sure its better but we as a people should demand far better and by denying it exists you only enable it
 
2013-11-07 04:38:18 PM  
I must be slipping. How did I miss this thread. Oh, I know, I'm back at work this week. Finally.

The whitest job in America is every damned job I've ever worked at.

Most places usually settle for having one token receptionist to prove they're diverse and so the first face you see is a "minority" of some sort.

The companies and firms that go the extra mile usually try to make sure they have one or two tokens in each department. They'll even hire dozens of minority interns, but rarely do they ever get hired on.


The job I have right now is putting together proposals in InDesign. They gave me two interviews and gave me a take home test. I gave them access to my online portfolio and brought a physical portfolio. It still took the lady I was replacing actually having her baby before they decided, ok, we'll take her.

Then another employee announced they were leaving. The white guy they hired after me: one interview and done.

It kind of pisses me off, but oh well, it is what it is.
 
2013-11-07 04:52:10 PM  

Hermione_Granger: Then another employee announced they were leaving. The white guy they hired after me: one interview and done.

It kind of pisses me off, but oh well, it is what it is.


Maybe he's better at InDesign?

I've worked at ad-based businesses for two decades and seen much of the hiring process.  We've begged for minorities proficient in QuarkXPress/InDesign for years and there are about as many who apply as unicorns in my back yard.  Also have yet to meet a black press operator.
 
2013-11-07 10:13:11 PM  

fickenchucker: Hermione_Granger: Then another employee announced they were leaving. The white guy they hired after me: one interview and done.

It kind of pisses me off, but oh well, it is what it is.

Maybe he's better at InDesign?

I've worked at ad-based businesses for two decades and seen much of the hiring process.  We've begged for minorities proficient in QuarkXPress/InDesign for years and there are about as many who apply as unicorns in my back yard.  Also have yet to meet a black press operator.


Hey, you two know QuarkXPress. Man, I could have used you a few month ago.

Are either one of you white?

I just love have whitey around, it really snazzes up the place.

/I keed
//don't care what you think you are
///talent, and a decent rep.
 
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