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Racial Preferences: Unfair and Ridiculous

Edward511 Wrote: May 08, 2012 10:11 AM
Non-classification - the ultimate classification. A choice on an application form: "Non-hispanic white". Wow! I am not now defined by what I am, but by what I am not. I wonder what kind of poison must be bathing the brains of people who can even think of such things.
JustMCMC Wrote: May 08, 2012 10:31 AM
That's a really good point Edward.

Going further, I believe the census form actually says (or did in 2000, not sure about 2010) your race is what YOU identify yourself as. Should we all just join the minority groups willingly and end preferential treatment by ending the distinctions?

Put another way, it'd be pretty telling and would cause quite a flap to have courts having to process masses of people to re-staple court-appointed racial labels to them, as used to be done to persecute non white races.

Washington Post editorial writer and liberal blogger Jonathan Capehart is puzzled. Why does the "non-issue" of Harvard Law professor and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry "require so much attention?" he asked last week.

When Warren was teaching at Pennsylvania, Texas and Houston law schools, she identified herself as Indian -- or, to be politically correct, Native American.

Then she was hired at Harvard and dropped the Native American from her biographical description. Harvard Law today says it has one faculty member of Native American heritage. But it won't say which one.

Capehart argues that...