Now I have been trying to keep my rants short and sweet, but I got a lot to say about this one so for now I'll keep it to one incident.
Now I don't know if this is just a Canadian problem or not, but here in Canada if your a minority you have more rights the majority. I work for a government company (been for about 6 years now) and its getting to about that time where I would be getting promoted so I applied for one that was posted. Now I don't want to sound arrogant but i know my job, and am very good at it. I scored a 95% on our written test (highest of all who took the test), and got a 80 % on interview, and like I said 6 years of seniority. Along comes the other guy (who is a friend of mine) he scored 92 % on test 80 % on interview and has 5 years of seniority. now you would think for a government run place the decision is easy right? oh but did I tell you the other guy is a minority ? Oh hey wait a min! minority get an instant + 10 % bonus to there interview score? that's right the other guy got the job not because he was there longer, or because he got a better score, but because he was a minority and for some reason they deserve jobs more then me! now I have nothing against minority's (except the ones that believe they deserve special treatment) but this is a government company who specifically acknowledges one race to be more important in the work place. This is a horrible problem. Now I know some minority where miss treated in past and treated as < but is treating ourselves as < really the answer shouldn't equal rights be...=?