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Labor & Employment

‘Race rater’ evidence blocked in EEOC bias suit over Kaplan credit checks; case gets tossed

Jan 30, 2013, 04:04 pm CST


It may be futile to suggest to those who bring EEOC actions to personally apply for a job in private industry based solely on their professional merits and see what happens. Such a prospective private industry job should have no association with government contracts, union labor or similar conditions where privileged demographics get special treatment, in order to get a good idea of how real employers operate. Rejection from that job opening would no doubt automatically be attributed to demographic bias on the part of the employer, not the true underlying reason of lack of desirable skills, experience or attitude on the part of the job applicant.

You will find that employers who must deliver quality products and services on time and on budget care most about the skills, experience and attitude of their employees, not their demographics. Demographics only come into play as an issue if they establish an entitled attitude by the employee that is encouraged by our political elite, rendering that employee undesirable or unfit to hire as a result.

The whole proposition that employers focus on demographics as a primary criterion for employment and advancement is not supported among employers where government-enforced demographic privileges are not yet embedded. A valued employee can be colored light green with purple polka dots, if that employee's skills, experience and attitude fit in with that employer's needs.

I am glad that the race rater was thrown out of court on his ear, but it is highly disturbing that such experts exist in any number. Their only purpose is to shake down employers to provide entitled demographics with the patronage promised them by our political elite and enforced by the EEOC. Our political elite in turn is well rewarded by grateful votes that are fully paid for with free jobs that are undeserved, unearned and harmful to our employers and we the people.

By sunforester on 2013 01 30, 8:12 pm CST

Always great to see the EEOC take it on the chin. And remember folks, these same people who've brought you the bankrupt post office and the incompetent EEOC want to run your health care, too.

By Just Some Bloke on 2013 01 30, 9:37 pm CST

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