Skip to comments.NAACP leader Rev. Swan asks casino ops, Mayor Sarno to hire 'residents of color' if Spfld built
Posted on 09/04/2012 11:18:19 AM PDT by matt04
Rev. Talbert Swan, president of the Springfield branch of the NAACP, has requested meetings with the four companies that have expressed interest in bringing a casino to the city, as well as Mayor Domenic Sarno, to discuss efforts to hire minorities and women should voters approve one of the proposals.
"In a stricken economy, where communities of color are the most heavily affected, a proposal to create hundreds of permanent jobs along with many temporary construction jobs should include a plan to ensure fair participation by residents of color," Swam wrote in a letter to the four casino operators, MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment and Ameristar Casinos.
The Springfield branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People "would like to meet with representatives from your company to discuss what efforts you will employ to obtain maximum participation by residents of color and to ensure that minority and women-owned contractors, subcontractors and suppliers are included in your proposed construction project," Swan wrote.
Swan is pastor of the Spring of Hope Church of God in Christ, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Churches of Greater Springfield, which has announced its opposition to casinos in the city.
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So color trumps competence, huh?
“So color trumps competence, huh?”
I really despise these race baiting sob’s.
Man... You can see the mental illness just dripping off this wingnut!
Look at them Cherokee Cheekbones(tm).
I am pretty sure the next Tribal Council will come up with “fugly” as a reason to be excluded from the tribe.
OK, here's the plan. Go to school to learn language, math, science and history. Do your best in classes. Behave like a civilized human being. Out of school, behave like a good citizen; be a good neighbor.
When the jobs open up, dress appropriately and apply for consideration. Show them that you can read, write and calculate, and that you are willing to learn the specifics the particular job entails. Expect to start at the bottom, like almost everyone else does.
If you are not hired, try to find out why, in a polite and non-threatening way. There may have been better qualified folks ahead of you; it ain't always racism, no matter what the "reverends" tell you.
When hired, do the best you can. Show up when and where you are supposed to, appropriately attired and ready to work. If you have questions, ask them. Find out what is expected of you, and try to do just a bit more. Be more concerned with doing the job right than what time you get off and what day is payday.
Realize that the world is not always fair; there will be times when you will not be treated as well as you should. Welcome to the real world! React after considering all the options and their probable results. Learn to put up with the moron supervisor at the fifteen dollar an hour job, if the only alternative is the eight dollar an hour job or the unemployment line. Use it as an incentive to improve your knowledge and skills and enable yourself to go elsewhere.
How many "minority" youth ever get this advice?
Bull. Lousy idea. Why do all that work when you get just shake down your money?
Shake ‘em down, shake ‘em down, shake ‘em up, break ‘em. That’s how you get over. You go to a casino and say “You can hire a bunch of deadbeats to make me happy or just pay me to be quiet”.
The advice, I might add excellent advice, was 265 words long.
Time and effort is required to read that many words. Some were big words.
They will not be read and certainly not understood. It is just too hard.
Did you read “Bonefires of Vanity”? Opening vignette has one of these Al Sharpton like shakedowns. The young disillusioned aid from the Anglican diocese of New York explains to his coworker, “They don’t want restaurant jobs, they want donations to their organization.”
Translation: Iffing the builders don't want no trouble, they best grease the "Reverend" Swan's outstretched palm.
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