Skip to comments.Euphemizing Affirmative Action
Posted on 04/27/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by Servant of the CrossEdited on 04/27/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose “compensatory opportunity” as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of preferences and quotas for certain government-favored minorities in such matters as government hiring, contracting, and college admissions.
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The courts continuing fissures regarding race-sensitive policies six justices used four opinions to reach the result indicate that Harlans principle remains too clear for the comfort of a court still too fond of euphemisms. That is shameful.
0bama/Holder turn Justice Harlan’s Constitutional truth on its head - everything thing they do is about creating “classes” among our citizens.
Race-based, gender-based, nationality-based they are all bad ideas. Let the campus accept only the applicants with the best academic performance and SAT scores.
Crippled - Handicapped - Physically Challenged - Differently-Abled;
Retarded - Mentally Challenged - Special.
Initially I read it as Euthanizing Affirmative Action.
Affirmative Discrimination is the more correct phrase. And by their attempts to give “people of color” extra bennies, the race hustlers make a mockery of the constitution wherein there is no mention of special classes of Americans.
By calling it “affirmative action” they got away with racist preferences for years, while the American public kept its head up its a$$.
“By calling it affirmative action they got away with racist preferences for years, while the American public kept its head up its a$$.”
Those racial preferences were well-known for years; too many whites (particularly women, who benefited from it) found it acceptable and voted for its supporters. Now the daughters of those women can’t find suitable husbands in part because their menfolk have been marginalized economically, and they live in a world where they are increasingly surrounded by darker children speaking in foreign tongues.
Hope the token jobs were worth it; affirmative action has always been nothing but an acknowledgment by the government that blacks, Hispanics, and women are genetically inferior to white and Asian men.