Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Talk About Racist

When you make value judgements about people based on their race, or discriminate for or against people based on their race, I assert that that's the very definition of racism. So what do you make of this ad on page 20 of the March 20th UTLA (Los Angeles Teachers Union) newsletter?

2009 CTA State Council Election
Notice: At-Large Seat

Are you interested in representing UTLA/NEA members at the state level? CTA (California Teachers Association) State Council, a policy-making body that meets quarterly, has an opening for representatives for an at-large seat. Based on CTA guidelines, candidates must be an ethnic minority (African American, Native American/Alaska native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic). If you wish to run for this position, complete and return the self-nomination form by U.S. mail to Ana Valencia at UTLA. The form must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2009. The election will be held at the April 22, 2009, area meetings. For those members who cannot vote at their area meetings, voting will also be held at the UTLA building from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on April 22, 2009.


Do you see the problem? Let me narrow it down a bit for you:

Based on CTA guidelines, candidates must be an ethnic minority (African American, Native American/Alaska native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic).

I'm surprised they even let whites vote.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and run anyway. Just tell them you're a white nigger. I'll back you up.

Mrs. C said...

It's kinda like they're hanging out the "No Irish" sign there for sure. And here I thought we were past all that.

Darren said...

You and I might be, Mrs. C, but my "anonymous" troll clearly is not.

Ellen K said...

I would be most tempted to file to run as an ethnic minority and find some sort of personal history that would make the cut. Then, when I got the position, I would turn it down publicly and lambast them from the pulpit.