You’ll note, I never asked for proof of your statement. I merely mentioned that stating what you did, which I believe was justification for your frustration, brought your entire post in question because it seems like a lie.
Since you have decided to offer “proof,” I will show you why ANY reasonably prudent person would seriously question the validity of your statement.
According to you, a company that was so conscious about its hiring practices that it hired an under qualified minority instead of you to AVOID legal repercussions, not only told you that you didn’t get the job because you were not a minority but also gave you the physical evidence reiterating that point. Wow, they must be real dummies there, huh.
I’m sorry Melissa, it doesn’t sound all true and only works to weaken your argument, which for the most part I found to be compelling but unoriginal and the classic tale of the only class of people more victimized than minorities, the lower-middle class majority.
And still, I have not attacked you (as you have attacked me) or your opinion on affirmative action. I challenged ONE statement in your argument that works against its point. Untruths or APPARENT untruths counteract the rest of the argument. So IF there is a “large NYC Corporation” out there that is as stupid as you say, you should realize that very few people would actually believe it and go on to make an argument without that fact.
Last thing, of course you don’t give a sh*t what someone else thinks about what you have to say. I would argue that your unwillingness to see that someone else might have an opinion that challenges your sense of reality displays the very sheltered attitude you accuse me of possessing.
Lastly in responce to your assertion of my being sheltered: I grew up in the 70s in the South. Right around the time you were being born and Reagan ushered in one of the worst financial periods for middle class in history, I began H.S in PA. I lived through a time where when an injustice was done, we did something about it, riot, picket, protest, sue. You burned a few bridges if it meant your children could take the tunnel. Perhaps that was because we didn’t have the benefit of sending anonymous emails to vent. Who knows? We live in a litigious society; it’s what separates us from the animals. If you don’t get that, you should probably rethink law school. Either way, you will do well to have someone with a different opinion in the classroom with you. Maybe you’ll learn not to get so defensive when they bring up a point that counters yours.
As an aside and I don’t know anything about your heritage just as you nothing about mine but unless there have been a bunch of teenage mothers in the person’s family…I would take off a few of those “greats” when referring to the olden days of Jim Crow and racism.