Selene Posted January 23, 2009 Share Posted January 23, 2009 Folks sorry but just in case the link does not work.As I read this, and, if it is not out of context, the able and skilled need not apply for infrastructure contracts. Additionally, if you are skilled, you better not be a white male. This is not a good sign folks, not good at all!http://24ahead.com/robert-reich-i-have-not...e-construction-Robert Reich: "I have nothing against white male construction workers"Showing once again how fine the line is between "progressive" and "outright anti-white racist", former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said this in his congressional testimony on January 7 (video at the link): I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. … I have nothing against white male construction workers. I’m just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. … Criteria can be set so that the money does go to others, the long term unemployed minorities, women, people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.Switching the races/genders around to help "progressives" and "liberals" see the problem with his ideas is left as an exercise.Note also, of course, that many low-skilled construction workers are illegal aliens from Mexico, and the corrupt Mexican government would be a major beneficiary under Reich's plan as it would keep many of their nationals employed in the U.S. and sending money home to Mexico. Perhaps Reich should reconsider his citizenship options.UPDATE: See also "Obama adviser: White males need not apply" (link). His closeness to Obama isn't known; a search at change.gov and barackobama.com doesn't show much, but he's identified as an advisor to Obama here among other places, and the included image is from here and was taken July 28, 2008. I also included a video which suffers from sensationalism but which is currently burning up Youtube's politics front page. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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