Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Careers Caucasian

How white is your job? CEO white? Carpenter white? Veterinarian white? The answer may surprise you, if you are completely unobservant.


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deepomega (#1,720)

My job is whiter than barristas, but less white than tumblr staff.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

This link is a classic example of what I like to call "Liberal Statistics." Now the confusion is most likely due to ignorance and laziness, but regardless, the statistics are highlighted because they push a political agenda, not because they are factual accurate.

For those who actually work in the real world, the claim that groundkeepers, carpenters and construction painters are over 90% White is laughable, but then again, no one would expect bloggers to have any idea what manual labor actually looks like in this country.

The Atlantic author discusses the wealth inequalities among White, Blacks and Hispanics, but then presents statistics that merge the White and Hispanic populations. You really can't complain about the underrepresentation of Hispanics if your data set deems that Hispanics are White. That is not to say that there are not issues of obvious inequality in the US labor market, but is it too much to ask that you at least present honest data?

I am willing to wager that the employees of both the Awl and Atlantic are over 90% White, but we will never hear any complaints on that point.

Leon (#6,596)

"Hispanics, for example, account for about 15 percent of all jobs…Blacks, who make up just 11 percent of the workforce…Whites, on the other hand, make up more than 80 percent of the country's workers."

Way to math it up.

@Leon Hispanics may be of any race, Leon, if that is your real screen name.

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