Re: Why Afirmative Action is needed
Affirmative action, as you point out has been effective in raising the educational and economic level of blacks. It is my belief that the time has not yet arrived when the country can afford to abandon a system that has been so effective. It is crucial for the total good of all Americans that we solve this problem. If we abandon the programs that have been so effective in introducing black young people into the mainstream culture, we will in effect throwing all those well meaning students, who desire to do better, back into the culturally deprived environment.
Consider, that racism was legally and officially dead and buried in the United States in 1965, but that that was too good for the fricking democrats, who immediately set out to reinvent it.
If affirmative action weren't such an atrocious idea to begin with, you might could have made a case for it in the single case of the black man who you might could claim was dragged over here in chains, had a major hand in building the country early on, and was systematically denied a share of the proceeds.
But from day one, true to form for a left-wing program, AA has been for everybody on the planet EXCEPT the white male. This includes women, who are more than 50% of the earth's population, eskimos, Formosans (whom the US owes precisely nothing), Mexicans (whom the US owes precisely nothing), Fiji islanders, penguins, seals, bears, and everybody on the planet except white males.
In other words, what might have been a program to remedy an injustice has from day one actually amounted to a hate-motivated, left-wing liberal scheme of racism intended to harm the white male. The most astonishing thing about it is that ALL white men in the United States haven't joined the Klan by now.
As far as AA in schools goes, if you were to eliminate the real problem, i.e. the debilitating effect of the left-wing, liberal, democrap NEA education monopoly on inner city schools, you would not need AA in colleges. It's like David Horowicz notes, the democrats have created a horrendous problem, and are willing to move heaven and Earth via this AA war to divert people's attention from the real problem they have created.
Blacks are not inferior people. The best poet who ever wrote in any IndoEuropean language (Pushkin) was a man of color. Given anything resembling normal circumstances, they wouldn't need AA.