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Racial Preferences: Unfair and Ridiculous

Stormvetprime Wrote: May 07, 2012 8:28 AM
Affirmative Action "preferencing" is racist, and that's the only fair-minded conclusion there can be. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was almost 50 years ago, and anyone who was in a position of "authority" before that (meaning those who could hire/fire in legally racist ways) has long since left the work force. Further, unless you can show us someone alive today that ever dispalced an Indian or owned a slave, and in those cases then let THEM stand aside to pay for their crimes. Innocent white people of today had no part in it - so discriminating against them is brand new racism that will have to be dealt with down the road as well. Let it go.
SteveL2 Wrote: May 07, 2012 2:20 PM
Actually, my white ancestors had no part in slavery either:

My great-grandparents immigrated to America from Russia, early in the 20th century. Prior to that, none of my ancestors lived in the Western Hemisphere.

Yet I, whose ancestry does not go back to any part of America prior to the 20th century, am literally "grandfathered" into this endless slavery guilt trip that the liberals have put on our heads.
crackerette Wrote: May 07, 2012 8:39 AM least 35 years.
crackerette Wrote: May 07, 2012 8:38 AM

"...Innocent white people of today had no part in it - so discriminating against them is brand new racism..."

Except it is not brand new. It has been going on for at least et years. I have witnessed it over and over and over and over again. Sickening.

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...