“Affirmative Action” was one of America’s first Marxist wealth redistribution programs. Communism’s camel nose.
One of the first things you discover is that “diversity” means “black”. Only.
For years,and years,and years my first thought when I see a black or female doctor,lawyer,cop,fireman,etc,etc is...”would this person,with the *exact* same qualifications,have been admitted/graduated/hired if he/she was both male and white?”
When I was in law school (top 25 at the time) not a single african american graded onto the law review....in the entire 3 years that I was there....Some were allowed to sit on the law review because the “wrote” onto it.
Later, at my law firm, 3 of the first year associates were black...none made it to partner despite the firm pulling out all of the stops to help them achieve...the firm even hired a writing tutor for a black woman WHO HAD WRITTEN ONTO THE LAW REVIEW. You can’t make this stuff up.
It’s wrong and illegal to classify people by race. Even if there’s a law that requires it, the law is invalid.
I think the important distinction from the studies in this essay is that blacks consistently underperform whites in academic pursuits, but that should not be a reason to modify testing metrics or otherwise set the bar lower for one section of society over another. It's simply a way to say that we should never cater to the lowest common denominator but instead push those underachievers to reach for loftier goals. At one point during this read, I would say that the author was promoting the idea that the lowering of the bar for blacks and Hispanics has actually been to their detriment. They know they don't have to aspire to anything but the line at which the standard exists, and as such, they only do as much work as is necessary to make it there.
The social climate in the black community is a bigger problem, I believe, as it's often the case the black children who are overachievers at a young age are not fostered the same way as white overachievers. The enrollment numbers in gifted programs across the nation are overwhelmingly positive for whites yet lack any true diversity among races. This, I believe, is not an anomaly but a statistical truth, as it's been historically held and understood that whites outperform blacks in school, regardless of social matters. Quite the contrary, in today's social world, it seems that black children are castigated by their social peers for overachieving. They're called "house niggers" or "Uncle Tom's" by people of their own race. Meanwhile, whites who overachieve are lauded and celebrated while average or subachievement is neither cast down or otherwise noted as exceptionally concerning. Perhaps the social stigmas attached to race are such that parents and friends of white underachievers are content knowing that "Little Johnny will get a job somewhere, I just know it."
All of that aside, I think the decision in this case before SCotUS will land firmly abreast the fence, neither rendering a decision considered Earthshaking nor changing anything about the current system. I believe a fact can be proven that blacks have actually been set back in academic and social standards because of cases like Brown v. Board of Education, and I believe the essay's author has proven that beyond any doubt. Blacks should be held to the same standard as whites. Give them something to which they can aspire, and they will. It may take a few generations, but it will happen.
Where’s the irony?
After dealing with this “magic negro”
I have no respect for black folk,
Call it racism or what ever you care to but at this point to hell with em
And prior to obammy I was not this way.
"Well-meaning", but "ultimately misguided"...the inevitable result of Mother O'Connor trying to apply compassionate motherly principles to conflict resolution -- when her job was to apply the Constitution.
"Meaning well" is not a "compelling national interest".