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Euphemizing Affirmative Action
National Review ^ | 4/27/2014 | George Will

Posted on 04/27/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Edited 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; racist; sotomayor; widelatina
"As Justice Harlan observed over a century ago, “Our Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” "

The court’s continuing fissures regarding “race-sensitive” policies — six justices used four opinions to reach the result — indicate that Harlan’s principle remains too clear for the comfort of a court still too fond of euphemisms. That is shameful.

1 posted on 04/27/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

0bama/Holder turn Justice Harlan’s Constitutional truth on its head - everything thing they do is about creating “classes” among our citizens.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

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.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"Affirmative Action" is itself a euphemism. The problem with euphemisms is that eventually people figure out what they are talking about and you have to get a new one:

Crippled - Handicapped - Physically Challenged - Differently-Abled;

Retarded - Mentally Challenged - Special.

4 posted on 04/27/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Servant of the Cross

Initially I read it as Euthanizing Affirmative Action.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: sportutegrl

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.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 7:30:40 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Servant of the Cross

By calling it “affirmative action” they got away with racist preferences for years, while the American public kept its head up its a$$.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 7:42:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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“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.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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