A concise history of black/white relations in the U.S.

  • Jordan Lejuwaan (23,437)A February 5, 2015

    I thought equality measures like affirmative action didn’t make sense until I saw this comic.

    • JonH (1,139)C February 5, 2015

      They kind of make sense, but it still is reverse racism, the discrimination is still there…

      • Martijn Schirp (112,779)A February 6, 2015

        It’s discrimination if it based on the color of one’s skin, it’s not if it’s based on social health, poverty and economic opportunity.

        • JonH (1,139)C February 6, 2015

          There are a lot of ‘affirmative action’ programs that REQUIRE you to hire a certain # of people with ‘non-white’ skin… If companies are FORCED to hire upon race or creed or economic background racism and discrimination will continue.

          • Adam (118) February 7, 2015

            The reason why these companies have a such quotas for ‘non-white’ people is because white males are not set at a disadvantage in the job market. They are the default. There are as many non white people who can to as good or better at that job. This forces corporations to look outside of their narrow margins

            • JonH (1,139)C February 7, 2015

              I understand the concept.

          • Martijn Schirp (112,779)A February 7, 2015

            Yeah, you’re right, that perpetuates the problem. A better solution would be to hire #people from a social-ecomic background and raise minimum wage so they won’t be in such a psychological oppressive sphere.

  • Marquice (0) February 5, 2015

    except the corporations making these affirmative actions were built on the bones of slaves. The least you could do is allow more races of wage slaves than the other.. does that make sense? CATCH 22?