Good-Bad Intentions

Good intentions can at times have negatives consequences. These negatives may not be obvious or clear due to the individual being blinded by the goodness of their deed. Currently, this is the case in the United States of America because promoting and celebrating achievements accomplished while predominantly focusing on one's racial features or gender has negative results. Even to ensure fairness by establishing policies produce negative results. Indeed this may seem against one's intuitions, yet as one looks at the argument. It becomes understandable that the intuitions are wrong.

The promoting and idealizing the accomplishments of a gender or a race ignores the achievement itself for the focus is directed at the features of the person. A picture is enough for a human to understand the features of the person because humans are perspective. In addition, it encourages the gender and racial differences for the message that one receives is these people can do it the same as these people. But, people during this epoch should be aware that gender and racial differences are not a factor in one's capabilities. Yes, some may not be aware of it, but a picture should send the message clearly to the individuals that are unaware.

The stunting of one's capabilities and awareness is the result of political economic factors. It is assumed nudging society to be a less racist and sexist place through laws and enforcing a quotation; society will rid itself of these ills of humanity. At first glance these policies seem to be at the root of change in the general attitude of the public. Yet, there were signs of the attitude changing before these policies came into effect. In the nineteenth century there were indications that the growth of sympathy towards other groups were increasing. In addition, as women started to gain more political influence during the time and people realizing that every skin complexion should have fundamental rights, the change in attitude was slowing occurring. The policies referenced above were effective for a short time for it ensured that the people in power during the time of enactment do not resist. Yet, in our time these policies are ineffective and cumbersome for three reasons: the general attitude of society has changed, human nature is divided, and it creates this tension and expectations for organizations. First, it is obvious that when I write general attitude, I mean the majority, which does not mean the entirety of the population. There will be those who cannot accept others. Second, human nature is divided into two sections, subconscious and the conscious. The subconscious is filled with learnt experiences that trigger certain responses. One will be unaware of these responses for it occurs without awareness. This may lead one to be bais while being unaware of it, which causes certain results. Then conscious is what is in the mental scope of an individual. It is what one is aware of, so ignorance having a strong relationship with sexist and racist beliefs is a reasonable correlation. Last, organizations are any established facility (government and business). These policies force governments and businesses to ensure diversity or create diversity. So, they must campaign for diversity even when some are not interested in a certain thing. It would be more reasonable to ensure the hiring practices be conduct blindly due to the fact humans have innate biases. Then for those cases of people being discriminated by someone, new laws should not be made. There are worker laws that ensure each employee is treated fairly and other laws. How is difference in pay fair? How can differential treatment be fair? Creating more laws and policies cause overlap and confusion.

Before asserting more should be done to battle sexist or racial fights, people should think about the effectiveness of strategy. By constantly repeating the same strategy, is anything effectively achieved?