“It’s hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell ‘em they’re irresponsible and lazy. And who’s gonna wanna do that? Because that’s what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period.”—
Bill “Poverty is a lack of hard work” O’Reilly, for Fox News
Some of them are wrong on technicalities, not including gender AND sex. Another is bisexuality - it's attraction to two sexes or genders because there are not just two genders. The listed definition for pansexuality is actually the definition for demisexuality. The listed definition for "queer" includes allies; obviously the person who made it doesn't know what "heteronormative" means. "Androphilia" actually refers to attraction to masculinity; it's a legitimate psychological term. Gynephilia re
Very cool and interesting.
I went back and was reading some of the rebloggers saying similar things to what you’re saying. They go into much more detail, obviously since they have unlimited room. I encourage everyone to check out the notes to that post and read the reblogs.
If you were an HR executive, what would you do if an assistant store manager turned down a highly qualified black job applicant because he didn’t fit the company’s profile?
Bass Pro Shops have developed a devoted following by packing cavernous stores full of rods and reels, camping and hunting gear, camouflage clothing and animal trophy-heads.
Behind the scenes, the retailer discriminates in hiring, the government said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Among the allegations: Bass Pro managers repeatedly refused to hire non-white workers as clerks, cashiers or managers, and used discriminatory language to explain their reasoning, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed its suit in federal district court in Houston.
For instance, the government alleged a Bass Pro human-resources executive told federal investigators that the assistant manager of a store in Louisiana rejected a qualified black candidate, saying “he really didn’t fit the company profile.” When pressed, the store manager used a racial slur to say that the stores don’t hire blacks, according to the complaint.
“This investigation and the EEOC’s conduct demonstrate a troubling tendency by the EEOC to stereotype those who love outdoor sports and support conservation as people who unlawfully discriminate or oppose equal opportunity for all,” said Mike Rowland, vice president of human resources at Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC, which is based in Springfield, Mo. The closely held company operates 55 Bass Pro Shops around the country.
The EEOC said the lawsuit relies in part on confidential reports that companies are required to file that give the gender and racial makeup of their work forces; the agency said it couldn’t release that information.
The agency said the lawsuit also is based on interviews with human-resource workers and store managers who say they were directed by company executives not to hire certain kinds of people. The lawsuit claims, for example, that a manager in Houston told a human-resources manager that “it was getting a little dark in here you need to hire some white people.”
The lawsuit contends the company also retaliated against workers who complained and destroyed documents related to its hiring practices.