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From Affirmative Action to Diversity

Stonedhenge Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:01 PM
See people as just people? What kind of communist, racist, homophobic, sexist, bigoted talk is that, sir? You are clearly in need of re-education in the gulag. Enjoy your beet rations--as long as you stop this talk of 'people as just people'. I mean, really.

Sometime in the new millennium, "global warming" evolved into "climate change." Amid growing controversies over the planet's past temperatures, Al Gore and other activists understood that human-induced "climate change" could better explain almost any weather extremity -- droughts or floods, too much heat or cold, hurricanes and tornadoes.

Similar verbal gymnastics have gradually turned "affirmative action" into "diversity" -- a word ambiguous enough to avoid the innate contradictions of a liberal society affirming illiberal racial preferencing.

In an increasingly multiracial society, it has grown hard to determine the racial ancestry of millions of minorities. Is someone who is ostensibly one-half Native...