Friday, 17 January 2003

On affirmative action

Riddle me this: minority blowhards and their liberal cronies are quick to point out when said minority is being discriminated against with cries of “Racism!” Yet when such discrimination favors them in some manner, such as being admitted to college and possibly receiving a scholarship, as in the University of Michigan case, then it becomes “affirmative action.” This, from today’s Federalist (03-03 Digest), sums up my, and I believe many Americans’, of all colors, feelings: bq. “Ever the opportunist, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond protested: ‘Coming on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., this is a sad, sad gift and a poor way to honor his memory.’ And what would any race-card frenzy be without a few words from Je$$e Jak$on, who took a few minutes off the ‘reparations trail’ to blurt, ‘[This is] the most anti-civil rights president in 50 years.’ bq. “And, of course, the Senate race-baiters chummed the waters: ‘Once again today, the administration has said as clearly by their actions as anyone can, they will continue to side with those opposed to civil rights,’ proclaimed Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. ‘The Bush administration continues a disturbing pattern of using the rhetoric of diversity as a substitute for real progress on a civil rights agenda,’ parroted Sen. John Kerry. ‘[President Bush] sided with the right wing of his party, and sent a signal that equal opportunity in higher education is a low priority for his administration,’ parroted Sen. Joseph Lieberman. It is worth noting that all these Demo complainants are White Guys. bq. “Apparently Bond, Jackson and their Demo yackity-clack all think the University of Michigan is somewhere south of Selma. Haven’t we all been told that racism is a deep-South phenomena? There have never been any slaves in Michigan, or 37 other states for that matter. Could it be that the real post-civil rights culprit holding black folks down is the divisive Great Society cadre led by Bond, Jackson and their Demo-gogues? bq. “Memo to the CBC, NAACP and the Senate drama club, see if you can grasp this novel concept in time for all the MLK Day celebrations on Monday: ‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ —Martin Luther King, Jr.” [emphasis added] posted on January 17, 2003 1:30 PM

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