Friday, June 3, 2011

WIRTW #179 (the “but, I have a black friend” edition)


At Salon.com this week, Teresa Cotsirilos asks, “Is racism on the way out?” According to a website I discovered (thanks to @EPetersonSHRM), the answer is clearly “no.” I'm not RACIST, but... posts examples of just how racist people really are, by searching public Facebook posts for the phrase “not racist but”. Some examples, you ask?

–or–

The real question is whether we should be surprised that people this ignorant don’t have enough sense to lock down the privacy settings on their Facebook accounts.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Discrimination

Social Media & Workplace Technology

Labor Relations

Employee Competition & Trade Secrets

Wage & Hour

Background Screening

In light of this week’s theme, I’ll leave everyone with a glimmer of hope, courtesy of a picture taken by my daughter on her new digital camera.

 

At the age of 5, she has not yet learned to see race; I hope she never does.


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