Skip to comments.Affirmative Action, Affirmative Slave Chains
Posted on 10/19/2013 9:06:03 AM PDT by Conservative Beacon
Prologue to a Nightmare of Good Intentions
President John F. Kennedy on March 6, 1961 signed Executive Order 10925 which created Affirmative action and required that government employers not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin and take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin. Affirmative action has less to do with equality than with egalitarianism (equality of results); less to do with remedying historical slavery and Jim Crow discrimination against Blacks and other minorities and more to do with the hypocritical charade to assuage White Democrat Party guilt against Blacks who throughout history have constantly blocked true equality and success for Black people while behind the scenes Leftists perpetrate an invidious racism against real achievement which persists even to this day.
My strong contention in this article is to demonstrate that affirmative action is nothing but affirmative slave chains attached around the neck, writs, ankles and minds of my people; that for over 50 years progressive Whites have cynically used tokenism, race statistics and quota systems to allow certain Blacks to prosper (Democrats), but for those people like myself (conservatives) affirmative action has done nothing to help us become fully integrated commensurate with our educational achievements. The result is that I, and doubtlessly millions of other hard working minorities, have had to eke out an existence on the margins of a society called America the Beautiful.
Why do I compare affirmative action to slave chains? Because slave chains historically were used to bind, to dehumanize, to punish, to silence. Affirmative action punishes and enslaves truth and real achievement and forever stains all Black achievements with the epithet stamp of UNQUALIFIED.
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There is nothing “epithet” about the use of the term “UNQUALIFIED” when it is the truth.
Using a figure right off the top of my own head, and judging from my own experience. I would say that Affirmative Action hires are about 50% unqualified and another 25% that are qualified, but not as qualified as those who got passed over so they could be hired.
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