Neutral 123 wrote:Woodsanity wrote:Neutral 123 wrote:
There's a very good reason for that. The change young idealists want has often been tried and failed already. Tradition exists for a reason, and that reason is that the countless millions that have lived before, figured out this was the best way to go and sometimes for reasons even they didn't understand.
There's this odd assumption that if it weren't for sinister outside forces that everyone would be equally represented in every endeavor.
But that hasn't happened anywhere or any time in Earth's history.
The MLB is in America and America has a small Asian population, that's a factor. Women, despite similar access to sports, don't have nearly the same interest in sports as men, that's a factor. Women, being the ones who give birth, and generally not wanting to sacrifice a home life, not wanting to sacrifice having and caring for her children, certain careers are going to be far less palatable, that's a huge factor.
There's nothing unusual or sinister about some made up delay to the rise of a woman to this position. She's just a very intelligent, hard working and dedicated woman who chose a field most women aren't interested in. An interesting story or curiosity perhaps but that's it. No need for so much of the virtue signaling that cheapens what she's done.
This isn't about why women generally wouldn't be interested in trying for the GM position.
Its about how someone with 30+ years of experience on top tier teams didn't get a GM position for now. Passed up for unqualified, white male GMs with little to no experience. People have been saying that she was a great GM candidate since the early 2000s but it took 15-20 years for her finally to get a job.
So naturally, her race and gender played a big role. With her credentials if she were a white male she would have gotten the job ages ago. Asians have it hard in America. Most minorities have lower standards to get into top colleges.
Asians actually have the opposite problem, they are discriminated against and face higher standards than whites and other minorities when applying for colleges since "too many" Asians are in top colleges. This is just one of many examples.
That is a statement that requires at least a bit of evidence don't you think?
As for Asians facing higher standards it is precisely a push for diversity at all costs which is why that's the case. This is why I believe you higher or admit who is the best. Something many people do not like because it will mean disparities, like less women in baseball.
The evidence is pretty clear. She has been in the market since the early 2000s but never gotten a job. A lot of the guys who got hired did instead of her had little experience and also did a horrible job. Many of them only got their jobs since they were upper class white men who were buddy buddy with other people in management. This is honestly a pretty common thing.
I don't know how it could get any clearer than that? What "evidence" do you want?