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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 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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