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August 27, 2013

Activists allege that unequal outcomes are proof of discrimination without any consideration for other factors that may explain the unequal outcome....

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-27-13 4:06 AM

Mr. Underwood, great letter. Life is all about choices.It's a parent's job to make good choices for thier children and prepare them for adulthood.Once a teen, you start making some choices for yourself. I have known folks who grew up with lack of good parenting and went on to do well in spite of thier upbringing. It isn't always easy, but it can be done, no matter who you are.

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Capricorn1

Aug-27-13 4:32 AM

For those that look for discrimination around every corner, they will never truly succeed to their full potential.

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cheyenne

Aug-27-13 5:06 AM

Excellent letter, Phil. However, I doubt you will sway any activists' minds.

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gavinf56

Aug-27-13 5:17 AM

Good letter and spot on Phil.

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Ritty77

Aug-27-13 5:23 AM

Very good letter, Phil.

Enjoy your day.

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Premier

Aug-27-13 5:24 AM

Despite being a well written letter it just doesn't hold water in today's society. Someone must be held accountable for another's failures. The term "accident" will likely go the way of the dinosaur because their is no such thing anymore. Someone must be sued and made an example of.

Personal choices are no different, it's always someone else's fault.

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VinceKnauff

Aug-27-13 5:32 AM

It's sad to see entire groups of people (groups defined by Liberals) taught from birth that the deck is stacked against them and they can't succeed because of who they are. This gives those people a built-in excuse for failure.

Imagine how successful and prosperous everybody could be if they only had been taught the American dream instead of how evil America is to their ethnic group.

Minorities are more racist toward Caucasians than the other way around. They are taught that by their elders and the people their elders vote for.

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gavinf56

Aug-27-13 5:42 AM

A couple of sources for the "gender wage gap";

See the "Independent Women's Forum" and;

"Straight Talk About The Wage Gap" put out by the IWF on You Tube.

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:25 AM

"Differences in pay, unemployment, education level and general quality of life are attributed to racial discrimination, when the cause today is likely to be both good and bad attitudes and personal decisions on the part of individuals." - Phil Underwood

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Yeah...you'd expect their (unemployed) mentors would be doing a better job of tweaking their attitudes and personal decisions...by NOW...right?

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CarlHiller

Aug-27-13 6:27 AM

Great letter Phil! Vince I couldn't be more agreeable with the statement, " (groups defined by Liberals) taught from birth that the deck is stacked against them and they can't succeed because of who they are. This gives those people a built-in excuse for failure." Failure is a mindset that is learned.

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:35 AM

"Minorities are more racist toward Caucasians than the other way around. They are taught that by their elders and the people their elders vote for." - VinceKnauff

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...And, you KNOW this...how?? You've received SIMILAR instructions, from their elders...or, this is simply a matter o' what "they say" (at White-wing "news" outlets)?

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DavidBross

Aug-27-13 6:38 AM

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-27-13 6:39 AM

"Failure is a mindset that is learned."--CarlHiller

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Self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-27-13 6:39 AM

Yeah...you'd expect their (unemployed) mentors would be doing a better job of tweaking their attitudes and personal decisions...by NOW...right? -Shaman

Without the sarcastic tone this statement is correct.

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:49 AM

"Failure is a mindset that is learned." - CarlHiller

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So is hopelessness...when that's (primarily) what you see, on a daily-basis.

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See:

Unemployment Rate Of Workers Age 16 And Older By Race And Ethnicity, 1973-2013

See:

The Color Of Unemployment - Face The Facts USA

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:54 AM

"Failure is a mindset that is learned."--CarlHiller

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Self-fulfilling prophecy." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Whew!!! I had no idea you "christians" had the option of believing whichever "prophecies" you preferred!!

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spike2

Aug-27-13 6:54 AM

I'm not sure that the writer should state the motivators or considerations for women in the workplace. I would agree with the statement until 1990. I think women want the top position, the higher income and are more competitive than any time in history. The argument regarding racial division seems like an escalated spat between children. Each side is saying you did it, you did it first, no, you did. It is apparent that this won't lead to any solution.

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DavidBross

Aug-27-13 6:54 AM

I agree that Phil makes a good point. But, I am equally sure that the example about the choices women make is not a strong one to use to support the rest of the letter. I say this because there are many examples where women have been given less pay for the same work done by men. And, it wasn't because the women were offered other benefits that they could choose as opposed to receiving the same pay as men. On the lighter side, I'll beat all the wags and wits out there to the punch and say, "I think Bross should have quit when he was ahead with his 6:38 post."

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Capricorn1

Aug-27-13 7:24 AM

See:

The Color Of Unemployment - Face The Facts USA -Shaman

Shaman, what you and many on the left fail to include in your bias statements are the contributing factors of why the unemployment rate among blacks is so high. And you can start by the fact that 71% of all high school drop outs come from fatherless homes. Couple that with the fact that 75% of black children live in fatherless homes, it's not hard to understand why many don't qualify for the available jobs that are out there. Then include the fact that illegal immigrants fill many jobs that don't require a high school diploma and it gets easier to understand why the unemployment rate in the black communities is so high. Hard facts to face and facts the left refuses to confront.

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VinceKnauff

Aug-27-13 7:34 AM

...And, you KNOW this...how??

Sham - I learned this simply by observing the actions of those who cry racism whenever they see an opportunity. I also had it confirmed by our President whenever he speaks about matters that he blames on race.

Examples? Remember what Obama had to say when a black college professor was stopped by police when he was locked out of his home? Remember the attitude of disrespect that this professor and Obama both showed the policemen who were only doing their jobs? Remember what Obama said when he in knee-jerk fashion called those cops racists? Or perhaps you remember the mass reaction of the black community after the Zimmerman verdict a couple months ago? Another example would be the quickness that racial motives were dismissed after the killings of the Australian baseball player and the WWII veteran killed in a bar parking lot, both killed by a group of black thugs.

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underwood

Aug-27-13 7:35 AM

Spike, there are many cases where women do achieve top positions and pay; I worked with and for some of them. If one looks long enough they can find examples of just about anything, but women receiving unequal pay for the same job is all but non-existent as is racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Capricorn1

Aug-27-13 7:41 AM

I agree Phil and it's getting harder and harder for those that cry discrimination to back up their claims with facts. Without of course going back decades. As long as they continue to use victimology, racism and discrimination as the umbrella for all the problems that minorities are facing, those problems will never be solved.

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GoBB62

Aug-27-13 7:47 AM

"For those that look for discrimination around every corner, they will never truly succeed to their full potential." - Capricorn1

You've just described shaman to a "T".

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 8:17 AM

See:

The Color Of Unemployment - Face The Facts USA -Shaman

Shaman, what you and many on the left fail to include in your bias statements are the contributing factors of why the unemployment rate among blacks is so high. Hard facts to face and facts the left refuses to confront." - Capricorn1

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What I've recognized is...racism/bigotry has ALWAYS been about cutting-out the competition for (pretty-much) EVERYTHING!!! When it comes to education, we haven't progressed (much) beyond the days when it was ILLEGAL for slaves to learn reading/writing. Now, it's (merely) a matter of underfunding educational-opportunities, for them...then, complain they're ill-prepared for the workforce.

You folks (still) aren't fooling anyone.

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 8:26 AM

"They are taught that by their elders..." - VinceKnauff

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...And, you KNOW this...how??

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Sham - I learned this simply by observing the actions of those who cry racism whenever they see an opportunity." - VinceKnauff

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You "learned", huh?? So...you KNOW their elders are teaching such things...WITHOUT the benefit o' mind-reading skills??? That's quite some trick ya' got there!! Is this something you learned, from YOUR elders??

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