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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:24 pm on October 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, Burundi, Congo, , nepotism, racism, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda,   

    Racism In South Africa 

    Just opened 9gag to see what’s the latest on the news.
    And what do I see?
    3 articles about 3 different hate-crimes in South Africa.

    Why is the rest of the world not talking about this?
    Why is this not the center of all discussions on the internet right now?

    Well, I’ll tell you why.
    I was born in Africa. I grew up there.
    I know the land. I know the people. I know the culture.
    And I’ve talked about this in one of my articles.
    Racism is normal in Africa.
    Just like in Asia.
    If you’ve lived in Asia, you know how racism works.
    And if you’ve lived in Africa, you know exactly how racism works.

    So how does racism work in Africa?
    Oh I’ll tell you how!
    First of all, every country in Africa has dozens of different tribes. Different tribes do not see eye-to-eye with one another.
    The hatred between the tribes is so prevalent, that there have been multiple genocides in Africa. Hello Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Uganda, DRC!

    And then come the Arabs, Indians, Chinese, and Caucasians.
    The Arabs have a reputation for not playing around when it comes to handling troublemakers. So for the most part, they’re left alone.
    The Indians, Chinese and white folks bear the brunt of racism in Africa.

    You can go around and ask any Indian, Chinese or white guy if they have been victims of racism by the local Africans, and the general consensus will be a sound Yes.

    Now, are all Africans racist?
    No.
    Just like every other continent, you’ll find some racist folks, and some lovely folks.

    But things have been changing.
    During the last two decades, there has been a huge shift in the quality of life in Africa.
    And many foreigners who were born in Africa and grew up in Africa have been leaving the continent.
    When I say foreigners in this context, I mean people from other continents who came and settled down in Africa during or after the colonial period.
    The fact is, they are citizens of the various countries in Africa. Both by birth and by law.
    But they’re not treated as such by the native population.
    They are treated as foreigners or invaders. People who came from other continents to steal their privileges and good opportunities.
    Much of the racism stems from this alone.
    And I understand it.

    A large population in Africa is very poor.
    So when the local populace see the Indians and Chinese and Caucasians living comparatively wonderful lives, they feel like they’ve been robbed of what is rightfully theirs.
    The Idi Amin saga in Uganda is a prime example of this.

    You can see the inequality in the job opportunities, work culture and nepotism in the continent.
    The majority of white collar jobs are taken by Indians, Chinese and white folks. Let me put it this way: If you see an Asian or Caucasian, he probably has a white collar job.
    Blue color jobs, pink color jobs, red color jobs and brown color jobs are all taken by the local Africans.

    When you’ve lived there, you can understand why some Africans may hate foreigners living in their countries.
    There is no equal opportunity.
    While the majority of the local Africans go to government schools, the Asians and Whites study in expensive private schools.
    While the majority of Africans will start working immediately after high school, most of the Asians and Whites will go to universities abroad.

    You’ll never find an Asian or Caucasian living in a slum.
    It’s always the underprivileged local Africans who live in tin huts, do drugs, commit crime and dream about modest lives.

    The large portion of white collar crimes committed by Asians and Caucasians go undetected.
    Blue collar crimes and pink collar crimes are often committed by the local Africans.
    These are often out of desperation because they rarely have an alternative. Working regular jobs doesn’t pay much so they resort to crime to continue their livelihood.

    It is a sad situation.
    Considering all the hard-working individuals who never make it big in life.

    Corruption is rampant in Africa.
    You can’t get any work done within the system without paying bribes.
    The governments are wholeheartedly corrupt. And the people who suffer the most are the local Africans who don’t have money to pay bribes. As a result, they’re often mistreated and abused.

    Over the past decade, there has been a rise in violent crimes committed against white farmers in South Africa.
    Things are getting out of hand.
    While the blacks may be eager to kick out the whites, they don’t seem to be adequately prepared to take over the farms.
    A little history lesson can be learned from Zimbabwe.
    Does South African want currency bills of 1,000,000 Rand?

    Overall, I think the African continent has been going downhill since I was born.
    And it’s generally been the same for every other continent and country in the world.
    I just don’t see any improvement anywhere anymore.
    I think the peak development was achieved in the early 2000’s. And ever since then, it’s been a gradual decline.

    Anyway, there’s my thoughts on the racism problem in Africa. It’s never going away. Even if all the “foreigners” were kicked out, the problem would still continue with the infighting among the local ethnic groups.
    And the same applies to Asia. Look at the Middle East, look at India, look at China. Do you think racism will ever cease to exist in these regions?
    Europe and America has made remarkable progress in this regard. But with all the political correctness and sensitive people flocking the internet nowadays, I think those continents have reached peak equality. Anything going forward will only result in a decline.

    I see progress in this regard like a sine wave. When you’ve reached the peak of the curve, it has to go down again.
    Progress is not exponential or infinite.
    That’s just the reality of the material world.
    Under illusion, we may think we’re making progress, but we’re actually moving backwards.

    That’s an interesting phenomenon.
    I’ve watched old historical footage of Europe before the World War and after the World War.
    The cities back then were more beautiful than what they are now.
    The people were also dressed in a more sophisticated fashion than they are now.
    And I guess you can compare many countries and actually see how there has been a decline in the quality of life. India, Iran, Uganda, just to name a few.
    If you can find the footage of these countries from the 1930’s through 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and compare to what these countries look like today, you’ll notice the stack difference. And it doesn’t look like progress at all.

    Here’s a thought that just crossed my mind.
    Racism existed in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
    If God wanted everyone to live as equals, why did he divide mankind into different races and ethnic groups?
    Interesting question for the theists.
    Okay. I’m just blabbering on now.

    Stop rassisme in Suid-Afrika!
    Dankie.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:03 pm on July 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CareerBuilder, Dice, hiring, Indeed, job interviews, , Monster, racism, ZipRecuiter   

    Employment: Inside The Hiring Process 

    After my hopeless endeavors to land a job in a reputable company, I decided to find out what the deal was with all these companies and their hiring processes. Why didn’t I land a single interview?

    I got a job in Human Resources Outsourcing. It didn’t have much to do with my area of expertise. But I took it.

    LinkedIn doesn’t get you a job. It simply showcases your profile and achievements. In most cases, hiring agencies won’t be able to view your profile details without a premium account. You’re showcasing your profile to a very limited number of people, most of whom probably don’t matter. If you’re wondering why you’ve never received a job offer through LinkedIn, this is why. LinkedIn wants money just for people to view your profile and/or contact you.

    The other major players are Monster, Indeed, CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter and Dice. Once you create a profile on these websites, they stay there forever. If you delete your profile, it still remains in their database indefinitely. And these companies share that data with each other and any other companies that will pay them for that data. Usually, companies will pay these websites for premium account access. While the data is supposed to be viewed only and used as required, other companies are known to siphon off the data and create their own databases. So you may sign up on one website, but don’t be surprised to find your profile on multiple databases owned by unknown third parties.

    Your data is shared with marketers, advertisers, partners, affiliates and law enforcement. Just read the privacy policies on these websites.

    Any company that hires you as a subcontractor is taking a big cut off of what could potentially be your salary. The subcontractors with the lowest salary gets the job. So, you may go for the interview along with a dozen others, but only the one with the lowest salary will get the job. If you ask for too much, the company loses money. But if you take whatever they give you, then you lose some money.

    The hiring process may be racist in the the US, Canada and Europe. You may not get a job simply because of your skin color, regardless of your expertise.

    The hiring process is also sexist and gender-biased. There are jobs for men and there are jobs for women. The job title should tell you that.

    The majority of profiles in North America consists of white people and Asians. I came across very few profiles of Black Americans.

    The majority of people aren’t happy with their jobs. They’re constantly looking out for offers and will go with whoever pays them more.

    Companies don’t hire people with frequent stints in their resumes. Nor do they hire people with gaps longer than 6 months in their resumes, regardless of how skilled they are.

    If you’ve held a job for longer than 2 years, the only jobs you should be interested in are full-time permanent jobs. Don’t ruin your resume with small contracts.

    There’s a lack of transparency from companies. I always wondered if the money was enough for people if there was no trust between the companies and the employees.

    There’s a lot of lies involved from the employer’s end. So much so that lying is a prerequisite for most jobs out there. If you can’t tell a lie, don’t even apply. And if you can’t live with lies, then you’ll have to quit just like I did. I never knew how cruel the corporate world was until I saw it happen before my own eyes. Corporations are money-grubbing sumbitches. There’s no other way to put it. There is no trust, no humanity and no compassion in the picture. It’s all about the money. And if you want to last in the picture for long enough, you’ll have to be one lying cruel sadistic bastard.

    When I look at most people wearing suits, flying business class and giving presentations, I always wonder what kind of monsters lie beneath the surface.

     
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