MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels “Meer diversiteit, minder       gelijkheid”                     Organisatie MO*, Vlaams-Ned...
American Renaissance• In the 1980s and ’90s, we were pleased to witness the fall  of communism. After the Soviet Union col...
“Why Goldman Sachs? Diversity!”
• "Diversity is at the very core of our ability to  serve our clients well and to maximize return  for our shareholders. D...
This analysis concludes that there is littleevidence that legal immigration iseconomically preferable to illegal immigrati...
Languages are highly valued at GS, witharound 50% of graduate roles requiring stronglingusitic skills. Essentially, the fi...
Muppies
ICherry-Cherry Boom-Boom GaGa(Eh, Eh) Theres nothing else I can say(Eh, Eh) I wish you never looked at me thatway(Eh, Eh) ...
McDonald’s verkozen tot 4e Beste Werkgeverin BelgiëWerknemers zijn trots op hun ‘McJob’
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels - 7 mei 2012
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De Amerikaanse hoogleraar Walter Benn Michaels publiceerde in 2006 een opmerkelijk boek: 'The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality'. Zijn analyse is dat de Verenigde Staten de voorbije decennia grote stappen voorwaarts gezet hebben op het vlak van diversiteit en erkenning van de vele identiteiten die samen een samenleving vormen, maar dat de politieke en maatschappelijke krachten in diezelfde periode alle aandacht verloren hebben voor herverdeling en (inkomens)gelijkheid. Twee jaar later werd Barack Obama verkozen tot president en stortte de economie in met massale verarming van de werkende en werkloze bevolking als gevolg. Hoe kijkt hij anno 2012 naar de verhouding tussen diversiteit en gelijkheid in de VS en heeft hij suggesties voor Europa, waar een gelijkaardige evolutie vandaag waarschijnlijker is dan ooit. Bekijk hier zijn powerpointvoorstelling die hij op 7 mei gebruikte op een MO*lezing in het Antwerpse Zuiderpershuis. Meer info: www.mo.be

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  1. 1. MO*lezing Walter Benn Michaels “Meer diversiteit, minder gelijkheid” Organisatie MO*, Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Ronde Tafel van Socialisten en KifKif Partners Zuiderpershuis, Vooruit, Kaaitheater & Beursschouwburg www.MO.be
  2. 2. American Renaissance• In the 1980s and ’90s, we were pleased to witness the fall of communism. After the Soviet Union collapsed and its terrible crimes were revealed, communism lost its credibility. The New Left then used the immigration problem to dress communism up as something new. Communists transformed themselves into anti-racists, and the struggle for multiculturalism and against racism replaced the communist class struggle and the proletarian revolution. Immigrants and other so-called minority groups now play the role of the working-class proletariat. “Discrimination” rather than oppression of the workers has become the Left’s great demon. Minorities and immigrants must be emancipated, raised up, and trained in multiculturalist thinking.
  3. 3. “Why Goldman Sachs? Diversity!”
  4. 4. • "Diversity is at the very core of our ability to serve our clients well and to maximize return for our shareholders. Diversity supports and strengthens the firm’s culture, and it reinforces our reputation as the employer of choice in our industry and beyond."• Lloyd C. BlankfeinChairman and Chief Executive Office
  5. 5. This analysis concludes that there is littleevidence that legal immigration iseconomically preferable to illegal immigration.In fact, illegal immigration responds to marketforces in ways that legal immigration does not.Illegal migrants tend to arrive in largernumbers when the U.S. economy is booming(relative to Mexico and the Central Americancountries that are the source of most illegalimmigration to the United States) and move toregions where job growth is strong. Legalimmigration, in contrast, is subject to arbitraryselection criteria and bureaucratic delays,which tend to disassociate legal inflows fromU.S. labor-market conditions.4
  6. 6. Languages are highly valued at GS, witharound 50% of graduate roles requiring stronglingusitic skills. Essentially, the firm is lookingfor graduates to be fluent in the languagebefore beginning their role, especially in client-facing roles such as private wealthmanagement, investment banking andsecurities. Currently, the recruitment team forthe EMEA region at Goldman Sachs isparticularly interested in recruiting graduateswith language skills in:FrenchSpanishRussianGermanItalianTo a lesser extent, Turkish
  7. 7. Muppies
  8. 8. ICherry-Cherry Boom-Boom GaGa(Eh, Eh) Theres nothing else I can say(Eh, Eh) I wish you never looked at me thatway(Eh, Eh) Theres nothing else I can say(E-h, E-h)Not that I dont care about youJust that things got so complica- eh ehI met somebody cute and funnyGot each other and thats funny, eh eh ehI have something that I love long-longBut my friends keep ah-telling me thatsomethings wrong(Eh, Eh) Theres nothing else I can say(Eh, Eh) Theres nothing else I can say(Eh, Eh) I wish you never looked at me thatway(Eh, Eh)
  9. 9. McDonald’s verkozen tot 4e Beste Werkgeverin BelgiëWerknemers zijn trots op hun ‘McJob’

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