Eich supported financially a gay marriage ban, and there are calls to remove him from his role at Mozilla. How would you react if political donations to the Obama campaign (and thus support for NSA spying) was used to filter you out for a job?
We don't want a monoculture.
There are a lot of groups that are involved with many things. There are a lot of laws passed with a lot of pork and unrelated terms too. So when people are tied to a group, or someone votes down a law, because of other reasons, things can be misrepresented.
I don't know all of the details that happened here. But this is one reason why I refuse to either registry with donate money to different, political organizations. I also ask all of my technical membership fees not be used for PACs or any other purposes, if possible.
Of course, I'm a strong believer in the ACLU, EFF, NRA and others who not merely defend our most important Rights, but more importantly, educate people on the responsibility that comes with them.
E.g., I know a couple of my colleagues called me a "gun nut" because I decided to go out and take NRA training on safe handling of firearms. I just have to shake my head. As long as the second Amendment exists, just like the first, I consider it a responsibility for Americans to know how to care, feed and respect firearms, even if they don't own.
Starting with myself. ;)
Of course, some of the same people also call me religious and a right-winger, and throw the "LGBT Bible" at me. I.e., they don't stop and recognize I'm Pro-Marriage Equality, and a staunch Libertarian. Which brings me back to my original point ...
We no longer want to "get to know people," but just "label" them. That's how I tell the difference between someone who "honestly cares" and a politically-motivated "bleeding-heart liberal." If you care, you get to know someone. Same can be said for many in the "Bible-thumping religious right" -- how many would say things to their good friends, even family members, if they suddenly found out they were L-G-B-and/or-T?
You don't just "label" them like you think everyone "labels" you. ;)
There is technology that will allow each student to have an individualized, fully differentiated education. Today a student should be held back from learning as much as they can (build strengths) or be left behind (immediate remediation).
I hate the licensing process on the odd occasion I need to build one. The constant reboots to update or build are annoying. I actually find correcting malware entertaining, doing deep registry dives. Linux by comparison is a joy. There is a reason most startups build on Linux.
At a high level this just a curiosity, but many of these new technology companies have a pattern of hiring for "culture". Political views, age, gender, religion and ethnicity filtering is evident in many tech companies.
Tech should be a meritocracy. You can perform or you can't. It has been dominated by young males (white and Asian) and the geek culture. The truth is new tech is a glass house with little to no representation of women and black/hispanic minorities. I suspect culture based hiring decisions have limited representation of the religious, over 50 and non-eye candy females.
While UCF can probably afford to pay players, can the rest of the AAC do the same? Will they be allowed to by the smaller schools?
1. They were trying to send a political message. Not likely, they are a corporation and pissing off a chunk of the customer base for no gain isn't the goal.
2. The people making it, and approving it are in urban areas that are multilingual, and didn't see anything wrong. A reason for more diversity in creative fields.
As a first generation American, the importance of having a shared secular culture can't be understated. Not having a common tongue can create a balkanized state. Welcome people from every culture, but encourage them to be American.
The danger of unregulated immigration is the creation of a underclass that is exploited economically and isn't integrated into the greater society. Sex workers, sub minimum wage farm and meat workers, culturally detached, etc....
The commercial, unintentionally I think, showed a segregated nation. I want one that is inclusive. Education as a path to citizenship (graduate from college, get a green card), start a business, and accelerate the legal queue.
There are solutions, but not one where illegal is the starting point.
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