I did not understand why because I did not see the invisibility that my ethnicity had which enabled me to fit in so well in my own skin. In Peggy McIntosh’s article White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack, she states that she believes “whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege,” and maybe it’s not so much that we are taught but more so that it is simply learned through the structure of our world. One of the most simple yet eye striking example that McIntosh gave in her article is when she talked about being able to buy a flesh colored Band-Aid. That is something that I have not only not ever thought about before, but now that I am I realize for the first time that the purpose of that Band-Aid being that color is so that it blends in nicely with my skin to cover up my unfortunate “boo-boo.” The Band-Aid is an example that radiates my ignorance to the simplicity of my world as a white individual. In Amanda Lewis’ article she talks about ideologies and how it provides framework for understanding our social existence.
A two month training period for all employees would being in search for employees with the right attitude and ability. They need to use some of the RDH employees to help keep the business going because of their connections. Recommendations: • Do not do away with the guanxi. That is what kept the hotel running. • The training program should be for 90 days and lays offs should be based on performance, quality, and experience, not how fast you are.
White Privilege in today’s society White Privilege in today’s society is defined as an unearned social asset and advantage over other ethnicities and races. White Privilege is viewed as such an unspoken and ignored topic, but yet it is apparently felt by those that are not of Caucasian ethnicity. It exists in everyday life, as well as in the everyday well being of those that suffer from it in housing, discrimination, and employment. The question that comes to many people’s minds more often than not is the question of, “Does White Privilege still exist?”. In the following paragraphs below, I will try my best to give examples of where White Privilege may be found in everyday life, but may go unnoticed even by those that are victims of it.
The Coordinator role is essentially administrative and I had experience working in an office. After working a number of years I wanted the opportunity for more responsibility and greater pay. I applied for a HR Partner role and was denied the position because I did not have the required degree. Shortly thereafter the economy took a turn for the worse, business declined and employees were let go. I was one of the lucky few able to retain my job but with much more responsibility and eventually I was grandfathered into a role as a Business Partner with the stipulation that I acquire a Bachelor’s Degree.
Clean Surplus does indeed allow the exact, identical development of book value (Owners’ Equity) for each and every company. Thus, the efficiency ratio, Return on Equity developed by Clean Surplus and only Clean Surplus can be used as a true, comparable equivalent. The accounting profession was aware that the traditional income statement didn’t provide for predictability and neither did the balance sheet. This is why Clean Surplus was developed. The problem is Clean Surplus has never been tested until now, and thus has not been used except by a very few, extremely successful people such as Warren Buffett.
Case: The New Payroll Clerk: Chapter 8 Case: The New Payroll Clerk: Chapter 8 Lack of Orientation Orientation Overview Companies are always hiring new people, and many times the new hire will want to begin to make an impact on their new role with the company immediately. In the case, “The New Payroll Clerk,” we have a new employee Irene Kemp that is starting her first day on the job at Key Data Processing Co. (KDP). After her long day, she shares her experience with her fifteen-year-old son who concludes in a quick summary that the KDP sounds disorganized. If her son were able to come to this conclusion than Irene, who actually had to deal with it would seem even more in a confusion state. From the time, that Irene was greeted until the time she left, very little orientation was conducted.
Based off this definition the Anna Todd Jennings scholarship is not being racist. Yes the scholarship is only for white people, but not because Caucasian is the superior race. Daniels says, “The Anna Todd Jennings scholarship is a subtle but nonetheless dangerous expression of racism”. This statement is false because if every race specific concept was addressed as racism, the world would turn mad. Most races have scholarships offered just to them, so having one for white people should not cause a problem.
The one thing that separates whites from these other groups besides skin color is the fact that for each minority group, there are several scholarships that pertain to each. As a nation we have placed a great deal of emphasis on making sure the minorities are getting equal opportunities, but we forget that there are members of the Caucasian decent that need assistance as well. Most times minorities are the ones that need financial assistance in a college situation, but we have forgotten that there are white families that have grown up in the same neighborhood as these individuals, who also need financial assistance. This is why the idea of a white-only scholarship is not so unrealistic. A group of students attending Roger Williams University have created a Whites-only scholarship to initially protest affirmative action.
A Raisin in the Sun, a book suggests that the ideals of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” can become reality for anyone who is willing to work for what would be called the American Dream (Washington 114). For some, it does come true; for many, it does not. In this play, most of the family members want a new home in a white neighborhood; but racism is one of many reasons in which that block them from owing the house. When this play was written, African-Americans were the subject of prejudice and discrimination. In act II Scene 3, Karl Lindner appears; he is a white man who represents the Clybourne Park Improvement Association.
Before this year if you asked me if being white affected me growing up I would emphatically say no it did not, but after reading Peggy Macintosh’s White Privilege the invisible knapsack I now understand I have been greatly affected by my race, or group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish it from other groups (Fall, 2011), I’ve just been affected positively not negatively. I had always attributed the word race to racism and to discrimination, but in actuality my race benefitted me greatly and allows me to not have to worry about many things in life. I never had to worry about being looked down as a minority or inferior. If I was black or Latino then a lot of my academic achievements growing up most likely would have been shocking and I might have been looked at as a credit to my race and praised more so than I was.