Gaucho wrote: Tim Thomasen wrote:
mikey287 wrote:He should have never left Atlanta...
Anyways what makes allf you think there's some truth to this? Its a honest question, personally I don't believe what he's saying and the media is being hard on him (possibly because of his attitude) but hey there could be some truth to this.
I don't know if it is true or not, I'm just saying that a statement like that should not be easily dismissed.
As someone who studies prejudice and discrimination and its effects on individual work performance and motivation, I agree. A material aspect of the problem here is that, once again, an incredibly complex issue has been reduced to a simple soundbite that triggers general reactions among people. These general reactions are inappropriate in their simplicity, especially in that they can't consider the historical societal overtones vis-a-vis the individual's situation. The "truth" isn't really a yes or no proposition.
Not trying to be a schenndisturber, and I'm certainly not criticizing anyone here. I'm just asserting that generalizations about the topic and the people involved (both the allegedly prejudged and/or discriminated against and the alleged perpetrators of such) aren't helpful.