On August 27, 2011, Daniel S. Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas, Austin, author of “Beauty Pays,” published this month, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times about the need for affirmative action rules for ugly people. It is an implausible theory he can use to make money and get published in the NY Times.
His article spans the usual platitudes about good looking people landing the better jobs, leaving the ugly out in the cold. I guess if he worked in some of the jobs I have, he’d have to re-write his article. There were plenty of ugly, nice, talented people who performed well in their jobs.
This means, of course, if you have to choose between a beautiful secretary and an ugly one of equal qualifications, you better hire the ugly one until beautiful people get the same rights.
Hamermesh claims the ugly people are kept from finding spouses, and are generally treated badly, but he has a solution, he wants “ugliness” treated as a disability under the Americans for Disabilities Act. His piece can be read here: If you’re ugly, you may have a case.
I guess people who commit crimes could then say, I couldn’t help it because I’m a disabled ugly person. He is making a mockery of truly disabled people.
Throughout history, ugly people have proven successful, and yes, married. I would like to offer a few modern examples of successful ugly people who have it all over many a Hollywood starlet. The list is endless so I won’t bore you with more than a few.
Chester James Carville, Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was a co-host of CNN‘s Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN’s news program, The Situation Room. As of 2009, he hosts a weekly program on XM Radio titled60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert who hosted NBC’s Meet The Press. He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin. In 2009, he began teaching political science at Tulane University.
Vincent Andrew Schiavelli (November 11, 1948 – December 26, 2005) was an American character actor noted for his work on stage,screen, and television often described as “the man with the sad eyes.” Schiavelli stood 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and he was notable for his numerous–and often critically acclaimed–cameo appearances, and he was married.
William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.
Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He was inducted into theSongwriter’s Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006) and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2009). In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s 50th anniversary, with Joel at No. 23. With the exception of the 2007 single “All My Life,” Joel discontinued recording new material after 1993’sRiver of Dreams but continues to tour.
Helen Thomas did not need affirmative action for ugly people.
Born August 4, 1920, she is an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as acorrespondent, and later as White House bureau manager. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered every President of the United States from the last years of the Eisenhower administrationuntil the second year of the Obama administration. She was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. She has written six books; her latest, with co-author Craig Crawford, is Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do (2009). Thomas, who is of Lebanese Rûm/Melkite descent, retired on June 7, 2010, following comments she made about Israel, Jews and the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
Elena Kagan (pronounced /ˈkeɪɡən/; born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 7, 2010. Kagan is the Court’s 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean.
President Obama appointed her Solicitor General on January 26, 2009. On May 10, 2010, Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. After Senate confirmation, Kagan was sworn in on August 7, 2010, by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Kagan’s formal investiture ceremony before a special sitting of the United States Supreme Court took place on October 1, 2010.
Janet Reno, Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938) is a former Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001). She was nominated by PresidentBill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11. She was the first female Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt.
Christina Romer (née Duckworth; born December 25, 1958) is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration. She resigned from her role on the Council of Economic Advisers on September 3, 2010.
After her nomination and before the Obama administration took office, Romer worked with economist Jared Bernstein to co-author the administration’s plan for recovery from the 2008 recession. In a January 2009 video presentation, she discussed details of the job creation package that the Obama administration submitted to Congress.
Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver; July 17, 1917) is an American actress and comedian. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who makes jokes about a husband named “Fang” while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller’s trademark is her unusual laugh.
Jabba the Hut, successful movie character.
Then of course there is the very UGH LEEE, Angelina Jolie. What, you don’t think she’s ugly? What do you know? If I’m in charge, I get to decide. lol
In conclusion, heed the following song, which is filled with great wisdom, click here: 109 [Jimmy Soul] If You Wanna Be Happy
+All bios were copied from Wiki.