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Phillip Tilley

The 51% minority

September 8, 2010 | Comment icon 5 comments


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[!gad]Well to be honest it is only 50.7% but I have rounded to the nearest whole number to get 51%. If it is good enough for government economists it is good enough for me. Who is the 51% minority you might ask? It is women of course. But if women comprise 51% of the population in the U.S. how can they be considered a minority?

According to the commerce department and the U.S. Census Bureau, women are a minority when it comes to owning and running a business. Women owned 6.5 million businesses in 2002, the most recent year statistics are available from. This is 28% of all nonfarm businesses in the U.S. and had revenue of more than $939 billion. This of course does not include illegal business like drug sales and prostitution for which the commerce department and Census Bureau do not have statistics.

This is not to be confused with the number of women who are bosses, or as the Census Bureau calls them, “management positions”. 38% of management positions are held by women compared to 32% of males in management positions. If you are like me you have added this up to 70%. I guess the other 30% of management jobs are held by hermaphrodites or space aliens or nobody at all, which would explain a lot about the failing economy. Out of the twenty-two bosses I have had in my life, thirteen of them were women, or at least I believe they were.

One of my friends we will call Larry runs a contracting business. All the paper work shows the business belongs to his wife. She is a nice lady but she has nothing to do with the business. She is part of the statistics of women owned business. Larry told me if it looks like a woman owns his business he can get lower interest loans and special preference on government contracts because it is a “minority” owned business.

So not all women owned businesses are in fact owned by women. This should not be confused with bi-women that own businesses which the Census Bureau does not keep records of. But this is America, the land of equal opportunity. In a true capitalist society there should be no special treatment of anyone and no special groups that are given an advantage in business. The free market should determine by supply and demand and true equal opportunity through unregulated competition which businesses survive. It is about time we stop thinking of ourselves in our own little special groups and think of ourselves as Americans.

You should not have to be a Tootsi or a Mrs. Doubtfire to get loans and contracts. Years ago I was beaten out for a promotion by a woman that did not even meet the minimum qualifications for the job. I had the degree and the experience and I had worked hard to get there, only to be told I did not get the promotion because I was a man. I am not alone in this respect so I am in good company.

If we keep coddling incompetent people in management and business ownership positions that should not be there this country will fall into ruins. Oh, that is right, we are already there. I propose a new category of minority individuals. They are the hard working Americans that cannot get a break. Wake up people, the money matrix has you.

Phillip Tilley is author of The Money Matrix of the New World Order and other articles.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by farandaway 12 years ago
I have to agree with Mr. Tilley in regards to incompetent people being promoted because they are minorities. Unfortunately I have been stuck working for such people and they made my life a living hell. An ethnic minority woman who does not know what she is doing should not be able to rise above those who are more qualified for the position. I believe people should be promoted on merit and experience. If they happen to be white males (heaven forbid) so be it!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by J.B. 12 years ago
Agreed but why did we need an article to tell us this? It's been debated left and right in the forums as it is, and right here it just comes across as whining over something that needs fixing.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ninjadude 12 years ago
But if women comprise 51% of the population in the U.S. how can they be considered a minority? According to the commerce department and the U.S. Census Bureau, women are a minority when it comes to owning and running a business. Seems like this wacko answered his own question. It is also true that women make far less than men in most professions. What is it with the ignorant claptrap spewing from talking heads who are trying to dominate the media with their antiquated knuckle dragging insanity?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Oen Anderson 12 years ago
Seems like this wacko answered his own question. It is also true that women make far less than men in most professions. What is it with the ignorant claptrap spewing from talking heads who are trying to dominate the media with their antiquated knuckle dragging insanity? Are you suggesting new minorities of wackos, ignorant claptrap spewers, talking heads, media dominators, antiquated knuckle draggers and insane people? I'd back you on that. I'm sure most of us would fit into one of those catagories so we could get preferential treatment too.
Comment icon #5 Posted by J.B. 12 years ago
No, he's spewing bigotry against bigots. Personally I do agree with the sentiment that women need equal pay for equal work. I also agree that competence needs to take back the workplace and affirmative action needs to be tempered with skills. Fine, you want to do reverse descrimination and favor the "minorities?" Simple, if two workers have equal skills, but one's a minority and one's not, you can hire the minority to meet some arbitrary quota. But if the majority's better, don't give me PC BS and hire the minority. Hire the worker who will do the damn job right, period. Edited to make this a ... [More]


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