Monday, January 30, 2006

I was going to work for the Oregon ACLU but...

ACLU Oregon
The ACLU of Oregon is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment without discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, or any other basis unrelated to the individual’s abilities and qualifications to serve. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. (Their emphasis)

It's always hard to feel like I have less of a chance than other candidates. Singling out certain groups of people and "strongly encouraging" them to apply is the best example of the double standard of reverse discrimination.

12 comments:

Hindu said...

I'm surprised they even had to mention that, much less emphasize it! This is the ACLU afterall.

Next thing you won't be able to discriminate against: IQ

DANEgerus said...

I'm a Lesbian trapped in a man's body.

Playin' Possum said...

You big white bully... Don't you know those poor minorities are so downtrodden that they can't do anything without being encouraged???

And quit picking on lesbians, danegerus... I happen to have a lot in common with them. Like preferring sex with women...

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as "reverse discrimination", there is only discrimination. Using the phrase "reverse discrimination" to describe discrimination against straight white men implies that it is diferent than "regular discrimination" and somehow less disgusting and racist.

Anonymous said...

Daniel, almost every job I have applied to in the past several months particularly encourages women to apply. It has never been a hurdle, its a federal law they have to follow to actively encourage women and minorities to be hired in certain fields. Hell, the job I eventually got is a very good one that included that statement...

Gunslinger said...

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Dan, I know you may need a new turkey gun, but c'mon. They are using your site to advertise for the very stuff you fight against.

Anonymous said...

you are a bigot asshole

Allen said...

With having no conservatives on staff the ACLU can only claim having Diversity of Perversity.

Daniel said...

Anon #1, point well taken. I stand corrected.

Name calling anon, do you just call names or do you have something constructive to say?

Anonymous said...

Really, REALLY hot chicks are especially encouraged (in fact we are begging you) to apply.

-Darth Hick

swooshblog said...

My copmany doesn't post these kind of statements (I checked) but they sure are all about it. Makes it tough to be a middle-age white guy.

Pizzaman said...

Imagine the outrage if it said: Straight, white, christian men without disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.