I agree with this wholeheartedly. Like Bush says, I am not opposed to diversity in and of itself. I am one of those evil, spoiled rich white guys that's gotten to where he's at at the expense of minorities.
I've trampled on them.
I've beaten them.
I've singled them out and kept my foot down on them.
And if you believe any of the above three scenarios, then I've got some nice tropical rainforest in Alberta I'd like to sell you.
Seriously though, Like I said, I'm not opposed to any kind of divesity. I'm not going to go out of my way and single out some poor Latino or Black and keep him or her down. I've got better things to do with my time.
However, should one try and go after my livlihood-especially if they try and play the race card, then you bet your red, white, and blue ass that I'm going to fight back.
I won't take bread off your table. But goddammit. You better not try and take mine either.
However, a forced "quota" is tantamount to racism.
Anyway, here's the article:
"I strongly support diversity of all kinds, including racial diversity in higher education," Bush said in a nationally televised address. "But the method used by the University of Michigan to achieve this important goal is fundamentally flawed. At their core, the Michigan policies amount to a quota system that unfairly rewards or penalizes prospective students based solely on their race.
In putting himself on the side of three white students who assert they were denied admission to undergraduate and law programs in favor of less-qualified minority candidates, Bush moved to the front lines of the nation's heated debate about affirmative action.
Amen. I guess skills and qualifications are not longer top priority.
Civil-rights activist Jesse Jackson said Bush "is intentionally flaming racial fears for wedge politics.
Listen Mr Jesse Jackoff, why not address the issue instead of spewing out a bunch of heated rhetoric? You're the one that always likes to stir up the shit pot by playing the race card.
Michigan's undergraduate school rates potential undergraduates on a 150-point system, with black, Hispanic and Native American students receiving a 20-point bonus.
Why is this necessary? If this isn't blatant favoratism, bias, and racism, then I don't know what is. Why do they need "bonus" points? Does that suggest that they are unqualified to pass the tests on their own?
Or is racism only an issue if it puts minorities at the "disadvantage"?
Please spare me the "well you've had it well all your life" speech that I've heard so many times. I may or may not have, but what's that got to do with anything?
I guess maybe two wrongs don't make a right.
Or does it?
I guess it depends on who you ask.
After all, a Black Person who receives a raise or preferential treatment is not about to speak up and say "Hey....you're discriminating! I got a 20% raise and the whitey only got a 5%".