So I asked him why he thought Jeff was a racist, and he said they had a couple of issues on the site and that Jeff had it in for him.
I asked Chipper if he knew Jeff’s backstory. All he knew was that Jeff was a racist and was obsessed with becoming a fireman.
So I told him what I knew.
Jeff was a big, strapping white dude from Topanga Canyon whose lifelong dream was to fight fires. (…)
So Jeff had this placeholder [construction] job for eight years while preparing to be a fireman. Why?
Because of affirmative action. He went in for the fireman job and there was an eight-year waiting list.
Here’s where it gets uncomfortable.
I asked Chipper, “How did you get the job?”
He said, “I just showed up, the boss liked me and hired me.”
I said, “No offense, Chipper, but you didn’t even have bags when you showed up at the site. And when I gave you mine, you threaded a dress belt through it.”
This was earthquake rehab for the city, a government job, so there was affirmative action. We needed a certain number of black guys, a certain number of chicks, a certain number of Hispanics, et cetera.
They didn’t advertise it as affirmative action, but that’s what it was.
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