The issue of affirmative action continues to roil when it comes to schools, hirings and other arenas. Originally, it was supposed to be a temporary solution to Jim Crow segregation which was very nasty, I lived under Jim Crow as a child and saw first hand gross discrimination against black citizens which was infuriating to see. My grandfather was anti-Jim Crow and I upheld this tradition by working for Civil Rights which happened to include my own personal rights as a woman. But over the years, the civil rights issue has taken a bad turn. It has become abusive. Even as gays and transsexuals continue the honest battle for basic civil and human rights, blacks and women are seeing this fall apart not due to white males being ‘naughty’ but due to weighted systems that give women and blacks an extra boost but which ruins their ability to succeed because it is now unfair competition.
Anyone daring to address these issues is attacked as a racist even if they are black and if they are a woman talking about this mess, they are attacked as being a bimbo or something. It is dangerous to talk about all this on the left due to ideology that never seems to shift with incoming data. As information proceeds to accumulate, liberals have run away from the facts and embraced mythologies and attack anyone who dares point out that things are going very poorly for say, the greater mass of blacks in America who are now trapped in a ghetto lifestyle of fatherless families on welfare, for example.
While the news machines talk endlessly about frat houses that say naughty words, getting these students expelled, the real problems lurk in the darkness but occasionally see the light of day such as here: Professor denounces affirmative action: ‘Very damaging to blacks, other minorities’. Professor Cohen who is Jewish, denounces affirmative action and he has good reasons to do this. Jews are pushed down the admissions ladder just like Asians because there are ‘too many of them’ at the top.
Certain ethnic minorities (Asians are not, globally, a minority, of course, anymore than Africans and other blacks) are punished for being smarter or harder working while others get to coast into top niche positions based on being a certain skin color. This is bad for all races because it increases race tensions and as many a critic of affirmative action has pointed out, it makes the recipients of these easy admissions and easy job placements to become lazy and incompetent since nothing much is expected of them.
This, in turn, reinforces people’s beliefs that blacks are inferior.
On his blog, Almost Black, Vijay Chokal-Ingam said that none of his family approves of his book, in which he’ll controversially claimed he was only accepted into medical school in the late 1990s because he posed as a black man.
From his blog:
This is the other downside of affirmative action which was true from day one. When I was a young genius brat, I was in direct competition with a number of equal or better brats at the Universities I attended both here in the US and overseas. We were all in high competition mode. Anyone competing with us was steamrollered by us. We were like a herd of Wildebeests stampeding towards summer grazing grounds, chased by lions who were, of course, our professors. It is a dog-eat-student world.
Mindy, from India like her brother, is embarrassed by him bringing up the obvious. She knows her position on TV is threatened by this because she is there due to being ‘black looking’ and it is an advantage for her. People try very hard to not criticize her in the media due to her appearance as a ‘dark skinned woman’. In India, of course, there is ferocious discrimination based on skin color with the lighter skin clans at the top and the Untouchables at the bottom and it still isn’t fixed at all. There are even race riots there with the lighter skinned high status clans attacking the poor Untouchables.
This is very much like Israel which is all about race discrimination which is so bad, Jews who have mothers who are not Jews are considered ‘dirty’ and are rejected, and race riots against the natives of Palestine who are much darker skinned than the European Jewish invaders, as well as Africans are terrorized by mobs. Another topic that is seldom mentioned in US news.
But here in the US, racism is evil. Anyone striving to change things is attacked: After Bush order, Florida universities cope with shrinking black enrollment – The Washington Post
“We ended up having a system where there were more African American and Hispanic kids attending our university system than prior to the system that was discriminatory,” the former governor and likely presidential contender said recently at a conference of conservative activists.
But at Florida’s two premier universities, black enrollment is shrinking.
Study after study discovers the same truth: black students often start of pretty even with all others. Over time, they begin to fall behind and in high school, many of them drop like a rock compared to other students. This is universal across the US. Worse, Hispanic students start off WORSE off than black students. Immigration Reform 2015: More Hispanics In US Schools, But They’re Struggling To Keep Up due to poor language skills EVEN WITH SPANISH. Studies show that Hispanic parents don’t read to their children at home much.
Of course, the fix is to have Hispanics get on the same magic carpet that sends black kids through the system so they learn less than say, Asians.
Here is another story that illustrates how the system works. A black child who has decent scores but nothing as high as say, the upper levels of white or Asian students, gets a flood of acceptance letters from the most elite schools: High schooler Harold Ekeh accepted by all eight Ivy League colleges | Daily Mail: The young man is a Nigerian immigrant whose family came over (possibly illegally) and took low paying jobs (which is why immigration is running high despite Americans being unemployed).
This is no great achievement for this kid. The skill sets of the average black high school student has fallen so far below standards, anyone above this low level is snatched up by desperate schools at the top so they can fill their quotas. This young man is also in danger of being pushed into the Wildebeest stampede with no running skills. Of course, he will be protected until he leaves school, still thinking he is competitive and will glide into a job where he is again, at the head of the line due to skin color.
The mayor of New York has a biracial marriage. The schools there are seeing epic white flight. 14% of the students there are white which is a huge drop over the last 50 years. Most of the parents of white children do what I did in 1984: flee the city for a suburb when children were of school age. There are still a number of Asian students in public schools there and they go to only a handful of schools one of which is the Brooklyn Technical High School. The mayor of NY isn’t sending his son to one of the regular schools, he is at the competition-admission school in Brooklyn which is flooded with Asians.
Whites and Asians are less than 15% of the school population in the city but look at who is in this school. More than the average number of whites and far more than the average number of Asians. Asians in California and New York see a lot of discrimination which applying to universities because if they have a stellar resume of grades and activities such as playing classical music, they are put at the BOTTOM of the pile of admissions, not the top! They are punished for this.
Then there is culture. The ‘hood’ is destroying black children, devouring them. Here is a rather sad story: Deion Sanders shames his son on Twitter after he posts about being ‘hood’ | Daily Mail Online
The talented wide receiver, who is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, wrote on Twitter Thursday; ‘Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don’t come in a plain white box, I don’t want them!’
Then, seeing this tweet, dad Deion Sanders decided to have a little fun with his son, and give him a piece of his mind, writing back; ‘You’re a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #truth”
A huxtable is a phrase used by some to refer to upper class black people…His son seems to reap the benefits of this wealth too, and enjoys showing off his luxury clothing items on his social media accounts.
Several thoughts: this rich black child could make what he thought was a cute racial joke about whites and no one punishes him or shames him. He isn’t being kicked out of school. Secondly, he and his father are joking about basically the image of a successful black middle class person is a joke. This lad also puts up pictures of his booty online to boast about how lucky he is and how rich he is.
This materialism is very strong in the black community where bling is big. A lot of radical leftists imagine these are the people who will fuel the ‘revolution’ that will bring about a Worker’s Paradise and stop ‘global warming’ and the black fellow revolutionaries will want us to live in Tiny Houses and bike everywhere and not buy consumer goods except a few items like Apple devices, of course. This belief is childish. And misunderstands the black community which wants very much to become part of the upper, not lower classes.
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