Wednesday, November 08, 2006

people of the yac really do want to better the city

although I am still bummed about affirmative action being axed in Michigan I am glad to say that mileages on the ballot to help improve the city of Pontiac have passed.

These mileages where to increase police funding, money for senior citizens programs and to keep are crappy library open (and hopeful make it less crappy)

I wasn't sure about this because like affirmative action it looked like these mileages (with the expectation of the senior citizens one) would not be supported by the voting public.

But it looks like a millage to fund programs for youth might not pass which is sad. But fits into my theory that people really hate kids. oh yeah we say we like them and want them to have a better future but collectively we F*** them over every chance we get.

if that millage doesn't pass I think that will be a reason why

affirmative action is now banned in the glove state

that right affirmative action is gone in the state of Michigan.

I'm very depressed by this but not to shocked. Watching channel 7's numbers when they where counting the results it stated that the ban was in the lead. But most of what I saw was when less then 20% of the vote was counted.

with all the problems that may have been with a program like affirmative action it still did more good then it did bad. With it gone I fear things will slip to how they were in the 60's and earlier. when your looking for a job or applying for college you might begin to notice coloreds need not apply.

What you think I'm over blowing things?

I hope so.

But truth is are nation still has race issues.

Not to long ago there was a study that showed that people with Black sounding names are less likely to get job interviews to places they send their resumes then those with more White sounding names. EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS.

and that's just one example.

and the ending of affirmative action doesn't just effect people of color, it will also have and effect on women.

Because this will also mean an end to programs that make sure females also get equal opportunities as males. let it be in school or in the work force.

and just racism hasn't ended in America so hasn't sexism. Or did the old boys network closed down recently and I didn't hear about it.

So this is all a bit ironic giving the fact that the person that was used as figured head for the ban was a white woman who felt the reason she didn't get into the university of Michigan was because of her race. Now she will less likely to get in because of her genitals.

Friday, November 03, 2006

I am legion
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I know I had a common name but over 1000 in the US, I feel less unique.

who is staying the course now?

I find it interesting that Dick Devos is running ads against Jennifer Granholm saying that she is all about staying the course.

the reason this is odd to me is the Devos the republican candidate for govenor of Michigan and Granholm is of course the Democrat and the term stay the course is something that has been used as a tag line by the Repbulicans the last few years. That tag line of course hasn't been doing well for them and so it just seems odd that one of them is trying to pin it on a Democrat. Of course the Republicans using that term in the past (trying to spin it for the postive) were talking about Iraq and the Republican using this term now (and spinning it for the postive) is talking about the economy.