Skip to comments.Why do I keep getting asked if I'm Hispanic or Latino on job applications?
Posted on 01/26/2010 8:05:10 AM PST by clippedwing
Someone please tell me why this is....
Every job application out there askes me if I'm Hispanic or Latino! Why not Black? ...or non-White?
Racism is now called “Affirmative Action”.
I would check “yes”.
If they refuse to hire you upon seeing you, threaten to sue them.
FED’s collecting data? Employer may be entitled to government $$?
You see... we are not individuals.
Check yes and mention casually during the interview, “As my grandmother always told me, “Mi casa es su casa”.
Nobody has ever asked what I meant by it.
I think they were afraid to ask.
Do a search of your ancestry back 2-3 generations so you can claim the minimum 1/8th mix of whatever minority and claim it.
Or lie. Nobody knows the standards for judging your true heredity anyway and doubtful they will every question you on it for fear of a lawsuit.
Play the PC game and twist it to work for you.
It is the new (additional) ‘favored’ class in America.
I have an Hispanic surname, but I’m about as cracker as you can get.
I’m tempted, very tempted to claim to be as Hispanic as my husband.
BTW, my daughter does claim it, as is her right. As a 3.95 GPA student, she received the minority scholarship at her University last year after filling out the application. When she went onstage to receive her acknowledgment there were a couple of murmurs in the audience. She’s blonde and blue eyed. I guess she wasn’t exactly what they expected.
The government asks your race on everything. I was asked my race on an application for an agricultural exemption on property taxes, on a questionnaire about my small business (I don’t have one but they sent it to me three times) -— on everything.
It’s outrageous, racist, and unconstitutional.
I never understood that. In the first place, maybe an argument can be made that we need to make up for past discrimination against blacks. Hispanics OTOH are not even a real classification. They come from lots of different countries (surprisingly people from Spain are not usually included). Most have been in the country for less than 40 years so they arrived after the 1965 civil rights act. Why then do they get to be a protected class? </rhetorical?>
LOL! Also wear red “zapatoes” to the interview even if you are a man. You may not get the job but they may think you are stylish.
I always like to mark “native american”. I was born here.
That’s not a bad idea.
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