• Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 8 years ago

    One most consider that racism is an act (conscious and subconscious). Companies do not commit or act upon racism, but people do.

    Further more - if you can't prove they did something based on a racial bias, you cannot prove racism. Yea, I'm that guy bringing up the legal ramifications of racism. Now, if you're saying they are acting in a potentially prejudice manner thats fine. But don't go running around throwing the word 'racism' around like its a fucking penny in a wishing well.

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    • Jake Lazaroff, 8 years ago

      There are no legal ramifications to institutional racism, except maybe things like affirmative action, indirectly.

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      • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 8 years ago

        There actually is. It's called EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer). If you (as a potential candidate) can prove you were passed on due to a racial bias then yes, you can act on it.

        And thats the real point that I'm making, you (generally speaking) cannot prove this is an act of racism based on a trailer. Oversight, maybe. Accurate portrayal of the current landscape in the documentaries vacuum, possibly. But racism? C'mon man. That's like assuming everyone with a criminal record (violent or non-violent) is an incredibly terrible person.

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