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Subj: Re: discrimination against....
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 at 05:27:51 pm EST (Viewed 641 times)
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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 at 09:52:07 am EST (Viewed 632 times)

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    Hey, thanks for your reply but it doesn't really address the point I was trying to make. I disagree with equating things you can control (tattoos, clothing, hair length, etc) with things you can't control (age, race, sex, etc) when it comes to discrimination.

That's my point. I do not. All of this sort of discrimination is petty and worthless. They are all forms of discrimination that have nothing, whatsoever, to do with jobs or job performance. They don't even affect personal interactions.

You can't just say I'm not addressing your point when I'm totally addressing it. It doesn't work that way.

And then you bring up things you can control? Um... you can control religion. So, that's totally cool to discriminate against? Yeah, I'm thinking the ability to control something isn't really relevant.

    I don't think a facial blemish and a facial tattoo are in the same catergory.

And there's no valid reason for thinking this. None. At all.

    I would equate tattoos more in the realm of clothing or hair length. If I interview a guy for a job wearing a bright pink suit, I think I would be justified in holding that against him if thats not the image I want my company to project. It just shows poor judgement towards what is currently acceptable in society, just like a facial tattoo. I would feel pretty insulted if the guy then tried to equate himself with someone discriminated against due to their race, for instance.

    I think its important not to equate the two catergories.

And I think it's morally wrong for doing so.

Ok gotcha.

So you think a person who claims to be discriminated against for having long hair or dressing in a bikini on a job interview has just as much of a grievance as someone who is discriminated against for being black?

Interesting way to look at things. I don't agree but I understand your point now.

While we can agree discrimination is bad, I think there are different levels. Kinda like crime. A jaywalker and a murderer are both criminals but I think we can agree painting them with the same brush isn't productive.

Which was why I didn't think tattoos are on the same level as race or gender.

As you pointed out, we are all a bit prejuduced when it comes to these things. I imagine if you went to the dentist and he had a big swastika tattoo on his forehead you would have no problem with it. Shouldn't we judge that?

By webster's definition of discrimination, every job interview is discriminatory. You are discriminating against people who are less compentent for those who are more compentent.

Anyway, thanks for your reply.

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