Would You Hire Me Because I’m White?

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Wow, right now, I’m disturbed.

I was just checking MySpace for my messages and found a link advertising keynote speakers. Since I work so heavily in the youth world, I thought this may be something I’d like to explore. Then, after seeing a few different buttons for different speakers’ bureaus, I found a link to blackspeakers.com A site solely for black speakers?

I’m baffled by this. Wasn’t it the great Dr. King who said we should judge a man by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin? I can only imagine those who are on this site declare themselves activists for their race…and that seems different than what Dr. King had in mind.

Personally, if some client said they hired me specifically because I’m caucasian, I think I’d turn down the gig. I want to work with individuals and audiences who appreciate my work for it’s content, not my race. Am I the only one who thinks like this?

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