When Does Inexperience Stop Whites from Getting a Job?
Yesterday, Sen. Clinton really began attacking Sen. Obama because of her devastating loss in Iowa. She’s really upped the discussion on his so-called inexperience, saying that people should vet him and see where he’s stood on issues. Then, she shed some crocodile tears in front of a group (largely comprised of female voters) because she worried that while she is ready to “lead from day one [in the White House],” others haven’t really thought it through (referring to Sen. Obama). So, her main argument against Sen. Obama is that he doesn’t have the experience to bring change. But, what really pissed me off is when Sen. Clinton invoked the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. against Sen. Obama. She said a beautiful speech can be inspiring, but it can just be words without the ability to back it up like King did.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was able to galvanize people of all colors and ages based on his oratory. His inspiration and HOPE for a better way and a better day prompted people to pay more attention to the issues, to vocalize their dissatisfaction with the status quo, to stand in harms way at lunch counters, at protests and marches, etc. His WORDS of hope gave people a desire to—not follow him there (he even said he might not make it there with us!)—but, to keep fighting for a better life, which would be devoid of racism, double-standards and inequities, injustice in the courtrooms, etc.
This is the hope that Sen. Obama is tapping into! Who says he can’t deliver? We just don’t know that!
Not a single person running for President has been president. None of them have experience! They will all be Presidential virgins!! It’s a crap shoot with anyone.
Some Blacks are saying that they really like Sen. Obama, but that Hillary is their “girl” and she’s got the so-called experience. Who says that Sen. Clinton can deliver anything for Americans? Who says she can unite the country? How do you know that?
She’s been running a centrist campaign designed for a general election. She’s not saying anything about doing anything for Black people. She’s just counting on our vote. If she gets in the White House, she’ll be governing in a way that she hopes will ensure her reelection in four years. So, what’s she going to do for Blacks that wouldn’t alienate some of her White constituency down the line? Think about it.
Let’s say that Sen. Obama is inexperienced…
When has inexperience stopped White people from attaining a better position in the workplace? Let’s be real, President of the United States is just the highest job in the country!
Think about all of the unqualified White people you’ve worked with throughout your career.
Now, think about all of the unqualified White people you’ve worked with throughout your career, who’ve held positions of authority over you (directly or indirectly). How’d they get their job?
Was it nepotism? Did friends or family pull some strings?
Was it race-based loyalty? They were given a chance simply because they were White?
Was it their status within the community? Did they come from a well-to-do family or previously hold some esteemed position somewhere? Etc. Etc. Etc.
I believe it was Chris Rock, who said something along the lines of (and I’m paraphrasing), “White people would rather hire their 52nd retarded cousin, then give somebody Black a job!”
Now, don’t get me wrong. Some people are able to rise to the challenge of being unqualified for their job. They are quick studies and are inherently intelligent enough to figure it out. They may have good social skills that allow people to reach out to mentor them and provide guidance as they adjust to their new position. But, the point is they STILL STARTED THE JOB UNQUALIFIED!!!!!
So, I ask, again, for you to think about all of the White workers you’ve encountered, who were:
--unqualified AND racist;
-- unqualified AND unintelligent;
--unqualified and continually incompetent;
--unqualified AND a bully;
--unqualified AND lacking social skills;
--unqualified AND accountable for the results of their actions/blaming others when sh*t blew up in their faces; or
--unqualified AND lazy.
I could go on.
The point is…when does being unqualified stop Whites from attaining AND KEEPING their job? Unqualified Whites are given a chance all the time!
George Bush was not only unqualified, he was a liar! He never intended to come in and be a “uniter and not a divider.” He always had this neo-conservative agenda he planned to execute, which he knew would alienate Democrats and some moderates/independents. He never planned to bring the country together. Evidence of this is how divisive he became after Sept. 11th. He tore this country apart on party lines after a national tragedy.
Bush’s issue wasn’t that he was unqualified. That was the least of his problems. His real issues were his ideology, his policies, his know-it-all attitude, his inability to admit mistakes, his desire to surround himself solely with those of the same mindset, his desire to not hear contrary points of views and strategies, his stubbornness, his desire to isolate himself, his desire to be painted the rosiest of pictures about important issues, and his abrasive attitude and tendency towards cowboyism.
Being President is like being pregnant. You don’t know if you’re qualified until you do it. You don’t know if you’re ready, until you’re there. It’s something you learn as you go along. Period!
Black people, wake up!!! Stop holding other Blacks to standards that you don’t hold Whites to and that many Whites don’t hold themselves to!
A lot of Black people, who are complaining about Sen. Obama’s lack of experience, have other issues with him. I will discuss those issues later this week, in a post about Black people hating on each other and tearing each other down!
In the meantime, I stand by my argument. Why should inexperience stop Sen. Obama? Again, not a single person running for President has been president. None of them have experience! It’s a crap shoot with anyone.
As a Black person, I know what it's like to want a better position and be told (by Whites) that I'm not ready. And, then, being forced to watch some idiot get the in-house promotion. "We're going to promote you next year?" "We're going to send you to training, when the funds come in." I've heard it all before. There's always a catch. Empty promises. Wait! Wait! And, hurry up and wait!! I have to wait, while others don't!
Why not Obama?! Why not now?
He doesn’t have to wait his so-called turn. Who decides when it’s his turn? And, who’s the next White potential presidential nominee who will expect him to step aside, so he or she can run for the office?
Black people, don't confuse Clinton's sense of entitlement with experience!
Decide for yourself!