After reading Choire’s piece deflating the myth of the “beached white male,” I wanted to really dig into the statistics on how different groups are faring in terms of employment. So I took a jaunt over to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website and used some of the reports there to create these pie charts. The actual news is, of course, that women are getting more jobs than men across the board. Why any idiot would start talking about white men is a mystery, however: whites are unsurprisingly flattening anyone who isn’t Asian.
Okay, well, it isn’t exactly a mystery; the writers of the Newsweek story do offer, as justification, “It might be tempting to snark at these former fat cats suffering lean times. But when Beached White Males suffer, so do their wives and children.” So I broke down the unemployed into married and single. Guess what, white dudes? You’re still more likely than any other vaginaless beard-bearers to be out there winning bread for your wife! Guess what, Newsweek writers? You suck at your jobs.