White Male Privilege And The Rise Of Middle Class In India And China
The innovators, creators, inventors, and job creators in Western society have consisted disproportionately of white males. There are some who believe that the success of these men has been due to an unknown social power that brings other groups down. This unknown power is often referred to as “white male privilege.”
One way to counter-balance this force is through the creation of laws designed to benefit other groups and discriminate against white males. This has been referred to as a type of social engineering program. An unintended consequence of such policies in the U.S. has been that white males are more alienated and less connected here than they would otherwise be.
Today, white males have left the U.S, not in a physical sense but in a virtual sense, by means of the Internet. They have been very successful at creating jobs and industries in India, China, Malaysia, Turkey, and various other lands. These nations have not enacted laws designed to discriminate against white males. On the contrary, they encourage this exported ingenuity from the United States. This ingenuity is helping to build a new and vibrant middle class.
The citizens of these nations look forward to futures that are far different from their pasts, new middle class existences for themselves and their families, much like the middle class life many of us once enjoyed in the United States. The white male has fully embraced multiculturalism, or, perhaps more accurately, a virtual multiculturalism. If white male privilege was an actual social effect, its power should end at the border.
President Obama is attempting to create jobs that cannot be outsourced. I believe that any job that requires critical thinking or analysis can be outsourced, and such jobs tend to be high-paying. The types of jobs that cannot be exported are those requiring physical labor, such as commercial fishing, lumberjacking, and hard-rock mining.
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with a kidney tumor. I had a CAT scan and other tests performed. My surgeon decided to do laparoscopic surgery with a robot called the Da Vinci machine. To operate this type of robot, the surgeon sits at a consul 10 feet away. He has a three-dimensional view and manipulates probes that provide accurate feel and feedback. This method requires making 4 dime-sized holes in the body. My surgeon charged the insurance company approximately $2300. Although he was 10 feet away from me, he could have just as easily have been 10,000 miles away in India. An Indian doctor might have charged $400 for the same procedure. The skill of a surgeon can be transported halfway across the world through the Internet.
The white male tends to be less politically correct than members of other groups. He realizes the great disparity that exists amongst world educational systems, and how poorly our students are doing (or, I should say, how superior the foreign students are). Actually, there is a secret reason that foreign students are doing so well. In India and in most other countries that we export jobs to, only the top 40%-50%of the population attends high school and college. In the United States virtually one hundred percent of students attend high school; if you can fog a mirror, you are academic material. In the US, the belief is that the top 50% will uplift the bottom 50%. Unfortunately, it appears as though the opposite scenario is happening: the bottom 50% is bringing down the top 50%. One unwritten law in business is that good students, in general, make good employees.Today, companies record a great of metrics on their employees. One low-tech metric that is nearly always recorded is Monday and Friday absenteeism. In the United States, our employees seem to be challenged by the days of the week beginning with either an M or an F., indicating an extremely significant quality problem!
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