- policy of targetting black youths for searches will translate into police personnel actively discriminating / assuming guilt based on race
- fragments communities along racial lines
- teaches black youths that society considers them to be criminals this in turn leads to alienation and disengagement
- creates racial resentment in the targetted group
- encourages racism in non-targetted groups ("see those blacks are always criminals")
- promotes resentment of police in target community, resulting in reduced cooperation.
- entrenches negative stereotypes
All of these effects are very well studied and proven.
PS: This has nothing to do with a special policing unit set up to handle a specific type of crime or criminal group (e.g. Islamic terrorism, or black-gang knife crime) from focussing on a particular ethnicity (which is not racial profiling per se) - we are talking about general policing, e.g. stop and search on the street, traffic stops or random searches in airports here.
There is a parallel between these arguements and the arguements against allowing employers to discriminate against women due to maternity leave being costly to the business.
Last edited by Lallante; January 7 2013 at 02:47:37 PM.
aka Maasu.You're like a fluffy gerbil sat on a naked woman's crotch, you might think you're looking cool, but everybody else thinks you're a cunt.
Also that's not what multiculturalism means. Most politicians accept that multiculturalism (the idea that multiple cultures can live alongside each other, unintegrated, in a country) has already failed. Integration is literally (an) opposite of multiculturalism.
It might be sausage fest but it would be a profitable sausage fest (hopefully). I would hire women who were older and had had kids sure, why not.
Anybody can get on their high horse and decry me, but I bet it is how a lot of employers feel deep down.
Take interesting thread. Initiate borderline troll, and then run with it. I see it still works.
Goddamn closet racists. All of you.
To the OP: your friend would probably make me see red, too. But it's really nothing to care about. It's okay if you're a racist "xenofobe". What you need to do is tell him you once dressed up like ghost on halloween too.
Last edited by Frug; January 7 2013 at 03:29:02 PM.
Originally Posted by Loire
As an employer you are left seriously out of pocket. Of course our two examples are hypothetical but they both suck, either for the female in your example and the employer in mine.
The answer current legislation has struck upon is - mainly the Employer and to a lesser extent the Government. Its unfair in some (many?) instances, but its better than the alternative.
You can look at this another way, who employs somebody to take on a burden? Of course there are sick days, unforseen things such as relatives dying.. but avoiding paying a years maternity money AND employing somebody else is something I would avoid if i could as an employer
Yes of course - its logical business behaviour, which is why we have equality legislation that forces employers to ignore it.
Many small employers can and will game the system, which is acceptable (sort of) as it impacts them much more.
As to story 1 I can't for a second why imagine why the woman would be so worked up about a story she made up. Also why a business would not do christmas decorations doesn't ring true to me. But hell you'll believe what you will believe.
I knew what training they had and how the situation arose by the handy fact that a mate is a police man and I had the pleasure of asking him if my initial theory as to how it arose was correct.
As to the rest of you by bejesus, way to either take the thread WAY too serious or troll the shit out of it lol
lallante "everyone who gets annoyed at political mismanagement is a racist!!! " wait what
thanks for reminding me why I never really post here at least
Please keep to your previous trend of never posting