Skip to comments.Geithner: ‘How Well You Do in Life … Depends Too Much on the Color of Your Skin’
Posted on 05/19/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on CBSs Face the Nation Sunday said how well one does in life depends too much on the color of your skin and how rich your parent is.
How well you do in life today, how good your education is, how good your health care is, depends too much on the color of your skin and how rich your parent is. And thats something that should worry all Americans, said Geithner. Now, those are things government can do things about.
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Obama never has appointed anyone who wasn’t a Stalinist.
Shaddup and go wreck another country, Dr. Strangelove........
Not many Indian immigrants have PhD’s.
Not many bring loads of money.
And 95% of them have brown/dark brown/black skins.
Yet as a group, Indian immigrants earn more than any other ethnic groups in America, including white Americans, Jews, European immigrants, Oriental immigrants...all of them!
Proves once for all, United States is a country where opportunity exists to better your life if you work hard.
It is a matter of family culture and education and hard work, not color of skin any more.
“Geithner: How Well You Do in Life Depends Too Much on the Color of Your Skin”
Wow, and all this time I thought how well you do in life depended on how creative you were with TurboTax.
What an a$$hole. It depends on intelligence, hard work, luck, and the help that others give you. It does not depend on the color of your skin.
this country elected a half black man twice for president if im not mistaken. . .
F U T G
I agree. Mr. Geitner, you should be ashamed of yourself, using your white privilege in such a fashion. To make amends, you must surrender all of your property and financial holdings to me for immediate re-distribution.
There. That oughta doit.
Well considering how a loser like Geithner made it, maybe he has a point.
He got there on merit.
It's the rest of us who didn't.
I notice both Geithner's father and his mother's father had connections with the Ford Foundation or Ford Motor Company.
For that matter, he may have gotten the Treasury job because Obama's mother was also involved with the Ford Foundation.
Privileges, connections and advantages like that are something the government isn't going to do anything about.
...and not enough on how artfully and convincingly you can lie.
I am retiring from the military as an O-5. Oh how I wish I was Black!!!!! Anything but white. I’d be hired immediately.
I don’t think Geithner’s IQ is all that high. Nor that of the POTUS, or a lot of crony capitalists.
if Obamugabe were born white skinned he wouldn’t have gotten anywhere in politics.
According to the United States Supreme Court, you are any gender or race that you "feel" that you are.
Very good point.
The people he is referring to average 85.
Hey Tim, tell it Oprah, Ben Carson, Herman Cain, and a whole bunch of others who are successful because of their talents, drive, ambition, attitude, etc. They didn’t run around yellowing, “poor me, I’m a minority.”
So ... if that's the case then why do penniless Asians who arrive here nearly illiterate with no healthcare, and who have yellow skin and who's parents were dirt poor do so well?
Yeah... I know liberals... the truth hurts doesn't it?
I am retiring from the military as an O-5. Oh how I wish I was Black!!!!! Anything but white. Id be hired immediately.”
Just claim you’re a low pigment variety African American. It’s not like they require proof or anything else to back up that claim!!!
Just ONE %*#!^&/! DAY I’d like to not have to hear how terrible life is for BLACK PEOPLE. And that goes double for gays.
Those statistics don’t matter because when libs talk about “color of skin” what they mean is BLACK. Only BLACK. 24/7 BLACK. The “right” BLACK — a Democrap voting BLACK who knows his or her place on the plantation. They can’t un-PC themselves enough to say it point-blank so they pretend it means anyone “not white.” But of course it doesn’t.
T.G. is a crackpot. The color of skin as a determining factor for success in life is utter b.s. and he knows it, and he’s just citing it as as a diversionary ploy to the daily rape of our Treasury by the well connected. It also doesn’t hurt to have “racism” in vogue to help solidify his lie to the masses.
If he were honest he’d cite these factors for success in life....
1. How many U.S. Senators one owns
2. How many U.S. Representatives one owns
3. Access to the White House
4. Inside information on Wall Street
5. Corporate access to corrupt regulators
6. How close one is to the Federal Reserve money pump
We live in an Oligarchy and then there is no soup for the rest of us, no matter what your skin color is.
I agree with your premise, and I disagree with Geithner’s conclusions, but the reason that some groups do better than others involves more than just working hard. It also has to do with how cohesive specific communities are, and how supportive and cohesive families are. Also, to some extent, what Geithner said about ‘how rich your parents are’ is also true - but for reasons that he and Obama would not likely want to acknowledge.
I personally know plenty of people, with the means to do so, who have spent a significant amount of money ($30,000-60,000 or more per year) sending their kids to prep schools with the kind of name recognition that would get them looked at by the Ivy's, irrespective of whether they had a perfect GPA. These same people sent significant donations to specific universities which they wanted their children to have a shot at. These things don't guarantee success, but they do give one a selective advantage, especially if you're not in a minority group or a demographic that gets more attention.
The solution is just the opposite of what people like Obama likely think. The answer is to downgrade the importance of whatever school you went to, give no special emphasis or credibility to those who go to ‘name’ schools, but rather base achievement estimates on criteria that are much more measurable - like standardized test scores and other performance measures (e.g. something worthwhile you did during a summer internship that wasn't at your uncle's business in Manhattan).
People like Geithner and Obama are presumed to be exceptional because of where they went to school. That, to me, is every bit as elitist as all the other things they are blaming for inequality.
Regarding hard work, I absolutely respect and agree with your admiration of this and your assertion that hard work ‘can’ lead to success. However, we have to recognize that mediocrity combined with politics and/or lack of ethics rises to the top significantly more often than does talent and hard work. Is Hillary the best and/or smartest lawyer in the world (if reports that she didn't pass the DC Bar are true, the answer is obvious). One need look no further than Obama to know that you don't have to be the hardest working, or the most brilliant, etc., to gain position, money, and security in life.
Yes, we do need to change the system, but in a way that would make it much harder for political movers and shakers like the Clintons, and Obama, etc., to achieve more than those who actually have innovative ideas and work hard.
“We live in an Oligarchy and then there is no soup for the rest of us, no matter what your skin color is.”
You are absolutely correct. I struggle with how to react to this. Part of me wants to ‘crash the gates’ and expose for all to see that the emperor has no clothes. Another part of me, maybe the more pragmatic and tired, remembers the biblical instruction ‘”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”.
He’s really doing the dance this week.
How well you do in life ‘depends too much on the color of your skin’
Boy that’s for sure. Want to bet what Obama would be if he didn’t have a black daddy and was just some regular white kid born to a Leftist hippie whore? He certainly wouldn’t be POTUS, more likely couldn’t get elected t the local City council In a small Hawaiian town. The fact that he is half black got him into Punahou School, got him into Occidental, got him into Columbia University, and Harvard. It got him elected as the Editor of the Harvard Law Review, even though there is no record that he even wrote his name in the snow while in Boston much less wrote anything academically significant. It got him elected to the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate and the POTUS.
Yes, being marginally intelligent and at least partly black in America is a great benefit in this dystopian reality.
Yep, single parent. No Dad present. Don't get too rich on welfare unless it's fraud. Not seeing any color here.
Want to be poor? Do what poor people do.
Want to be rich? Do what rich people do.
Racist Bastard! But then it’s kinda true, if it wasn’t for the color of obama’s skin he would be lucky to be even the communist organizer he was.
Well maybe that explains his own “success”. Because he is certainly a lazy moron and a tax cheater.
The White Liberal is the dumbest person on the face of the Earth.