MINORITIES NEED NOT APPLYPosted on April 22nd, 2012 14 comments
JUSTICE FOR ALL?
NOT A SINGLE BLACK MALE
ONE BLACK FEMALE
In response to a Right-To-Request for the District Attorney’s Office regarding race and gender the following figures were received this past Friday:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Total Employees – 74
White Female – 35
Black Female – 1
Hispanic Female – 4
Non Specific Female – 3
White Male – 30
Hispanic Male – 1
Combine this with the other three offices already accounted for (click here) and there are a total of 242 Courthouse employees, of which there is not a single black male, there are two black females and 14 Hispanics. This is unconscionable.
And the two Republican Lancaster County Commissioners, Chairman Scott Martin and Dennis Stuckey, did away with the Human Relations Commission in 2010 knowing full well there was blatant and unbelievable discrimination in the county’s own hiring.
Please check back tomorrow.
14 responses to “MINORITIES NEED NOT APPLY”
I know this probably sounds pretty naive but I always thought that Craig Stedman was bi-racial.
I don’t think so, huh? He looks pretty darn white up close!
So how many minorities applied?
Honestly, Becky, I think this is a pretty odd accusation. Just because they don’t have an abundance of minorities doesn’t mean they are discriminatory. How many minorities does an agency have to have to pass your litmus test? In order to prove discrimination you’d have to determine how many qualified minorities were rejected.
OMG! An abundance? There is not one single black male out of 242 employees!!!!!! Where are black men and women – and Hispanic men and women – supposed to work in Lancaster, FWIW? If I hear the word “qualified” one more time I will freak out!
Minorities are genetically opposed to working for the government or LNP – they don’t like secure jobs with standard hours in a heated/air conditioned building with a liveable wage and good benefits. Nope. I hear they just don’t want those jobs and it’s in their genetic makeup. Who knew? [Sarcasm alert]
So if they had one black male, that would be okay? How many black males applied? Is working for the county the only jobs offered “in a heated/air conditioned building with liveable wage and good benefits?” How about other jobs in the area, do you have statistics on the minority distribution for other companies? How about State or Federal agencies, are they okay? Or is it just Lancaster County? Do other surrounding counties have a minimum of one black male or more working for the county? How many black males applied applied at other agencies?
It’s not really fair to say what you are saying without concrete evidence, such as how many minorities applied and were rejected.
And what’s your repulsion to “qualified?” Should companies/government hire minorities if they are not qualified? Don’t understand.
FWIW, I will respond to this tomorrow. Let me just add that you previously sent this comment in under another thread and I really don’t, at this point, believe a word of it:
There is a very sad, but true reality of a society that judges a book by its cover. When I first moved into my neighborhood my neighbor, a 70 something white male, greeted me with the need-to-know neighborhood info. He proceeded to tell me that I needed to watch out for the “Rican” family across the street, they were gang members. And then he told me about the “niggers” down the street who play their loud music all night. I was very uncomfortable in this conversation, not only because my grand-father is a Mexican immigrant, but because my wife is a Spanish interpreter for the City of Reading. I shuttered at how he would perceive us when my wife hosted parties at our home, which consists of more minorities than whites. My stomach turned as he continued to tell me all the nasty things he assumed the neighborhood “coloreds” did. I made some lame excuse to end the conversation.
A few months later I saw his look of disgust when the “Rican” neighbors were at our spring wine tasting. Eventually he got the nerve to confront me about consorting with the enemy. In turn I got the nerve to tell him what an angry pompous ass he was. He remained silent and was speechless to learn that the “niggers” down the street consist of a real estate attorney (father), an accountant (mother) and three students (children) of Millersville University – all on the Dean’s list. And the “Ricans” consistent of an electrician (father), a human resources manager (mother) and two children who attend Lancaster Mennonite.
We no longer speak – what little we did before. What’s worse is that the racial climate of our society is becoming a state of emergency. It’s something I’ll never understand.
Yes, and I stand by that comment. But its hardly relevant to what you are talking about. You are saying that county government is racist based on the fact that you don’t see a bunch of minorities working for them. My example is of a racist neighbor. My example was stated directly to me by my neighbor. Now if you had a supervisor in the county system saying that he/she won’t hire minorities then you’d have a point, but you don’t. In fact, you have nothing to show that the county government is racist in any way shape or form. If not having a sufficient number of minorities on staff is your idea of judging the racial objectivity of a company, I’d say you have a lot of work ahead of you revealing all the racist companies in Lancaster County. The fact of the matter is, Lancaster County does have minorities on staff, but for some reason the number isn’t adequate to you; apparently you have some magic number of minorities that Lancaster County should have on staff. If Lancaster County is racist, then why would they hire the minorities they have on staff now? I would think that if they were discreetly racist, but overtly wanted to portray the image that they are a Equal Opportunity Employer, then they would hire a black man. Because apparently having at least one black man on staff means the company is racially diverse.
What frustrates me is your fascination and your obsession with racism. In one of recent posts you mentioned contacting the ACLU for your perceived notion that racism was somehow involved in filing charges against (gasp) a black man. How often do you read the paper? In case you missed many of the police logs, there are a hell of a lot more white people being arrested in Lancaster County than any other race. And get this – they actually lock them up too. I don’t need to prove it, its in the paper all the time, probably daily. Maybe you could call the prison and the racial makeup of all the prisoners, it is a matter of public record so shouldn’t have much trouble finding it. Are you going to be contacting the ACLU for those people? I’d imagine not.
No one doubts that there is persistent racism in Lancaster County. It’s almost certain that racism exists within some county employees, and LNP employees. But to label an entire agency as racist is plain old fashioned BS. You’re not happy with the county nor LNP, that’s obvious. But you’re grasping at straws and making things up for the sake of defaming an agency, a strange way to muster the troops against the agencies you don’t like. Throw out some inflaming accusations and mission accomplished, it must be true just because Becky said it.
It’s also obvious that you can’t handle confrontation. To post on your site one must agree with you. If they don’t, you’ll eviscerate them with inflammatory comments. Like your post to me above. Your next move towards me is quite obvious, so I’ll save your readers the mystery – you’re going to say that not only am I liar, as you indicate above, but now I racist. And obviously because I don’t agree with you I must be racist. If your goal is to have a harmonic bubble where everyone takes Becky side, then you get your wish. Frankly, your posts lately are borderline tinfoil hat nuts. I used to enjoy reading your posts and commenting, but I don’t think I want to associate with the author of very odd conspiracies – from racist government to racist newspapers to a serial killer who hangs unsuspecting women.
I could care less how you wish to address this post, I won’t be around to read it.
Heresahint April 22nd, 2012 at 20:48
You haven’t requested the info for adult probation or the Youth Intervention Center. You’ll find more of what you’re looking for there. Or maybe you have and just don’t want to share. Because it’d prove your theory is flawed. It’s like walking into Victoria’s Secret and being offended you don’t see men. Or walking into a steel factory and arguing they discriminate against women.
FWIW, sorry to lose a reader and I’ll admit I haven’t read your entire book – but I will. But wait until reporters and agencies in Philly and Harrisbnurg get hold of this – OMG! OMG! Now I have an “obsession” with racism! I thought it was incest! (People throw that one when they have nothing else!) Yep, you just wait and watch for the fireworks. White people are automatically “qualified” but blacks and Hispanics have to be double “qualified.”
Heresahint – you’rer masking your IP and I won’t publish another comment if you continue to do it. There’s no reason to mask an IP unless you have something to hide.
William H. April 22nd, 2012 at 21:35
“If I hear the word “qualified” one more time I will freak out!” So, you’re fixed on numbers as opposed to ability? And exactly how many QUALIFIED minority applicants applied and weren’t hired? And please. If you don’t know the answer or don’t have proof(facts) to support your accusation, just say so. Calling someone “naive”, or going on a rant isn’t proof. Kind of off the subject. Have you ever supported the actions of the police?
So William H are you stating that none Whites on the whole don’t have the same ability as Whites?
Is this down to the education system or is it because none Whites are inferior?
anonymous2 April 23rd, 2012 at 23:30
FWIW’s point still misses the first step in this.
My question is, how are jobs advertised? If jobs are not being posted or advertised, then it would be expected that there wouldn’t be as many apps for the job, wouldn’t it? Becky, you might think about starting with the personnel departments to see what the job openings procedures they follow.
barryinwinnipeg April 23rd, 2012 at 23:49
I think commenters are missing the point here. Statistically African-Americans make up 10-11% of the American population. If employment in key areas shows that this group makes up around 2% or less of the work force, then–for whatever reason–an agency is less able to serve the whole community. An example–when I worked for MH/MR Spanish-speaking caseworkers were always in demand for their translation skills, but there were never anywhere near enough Hispanic workers, so–IMHO–our ability to serve our Hispanic clients was, at best, compromised. That is why it is a very good thing to have as diverse a skilled work force as possible. It appears that in a number of government departments this goal has not been met. That alone should concern people! Right?