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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Affirmative Action and Senator Webb

His views are discussed in the Washington Post article. This is not a new topic for Webb, whose complicated views on race-based programs were an issue in his 2006 Senate campaign, when some of his fellow Democrats complained that Webb sounded like a Republican. In a 2000 book review, also published in the Wall Street Journal, Webb wrote that affirmative action "has within one generation brought about a permeating state-sponsored racism that is as odious as the Jim Crow laws it sought to countermand."


  1. I guess I consider myself somewhat qualified to speak about this issue...

    I am against affirmative action. Not because of any so called "reverese-discrimination" (which, is just the latest fad in a long line of excuses to to justify racism), but because of good ol' fashion we-don't-need-a-reason-to-hate-the-darkies racism. The message I receive from affirmative action is:

    "We know that you can't do this on your own (though we refuse to recognize that this is largely our fault) so we we will ONCE AGAIN help you out (just like we helped to elevate you from voodoo magic and virgin sacrifces deep inthe Congo (where, of course, all of Africa is the Congo)). We will once again help you out like the way we provided a stable job complete with housing and, usually, a couple meals a day some years back. "

    Serisouly, take a look at Forbes and say to yourself with a straight face that "Whites are being marginalized." What a burden it is to be white.

    Nothing says racial empowerment and equality the re-assertion of the age-old view of the helplessness of all non-white races. Seriously, when husbands tell their wives that they are nothing without them, we scream spousal abuse and urge the women to seek help. When governments do the same thing to entire groups of people we have quite a different response.

    Racism is best thought of as systematic discrimination of an entire group of people (determined by dubious "racial qualities"). A few scatterred incidents of some random white person not getting what they want because a non-white person got it instead hardly qualifies.

    As long as racism is illegal, it will exist. You can't make something go away by writing it into the law where it will constantly remind people of racist ways of thinking.

    That is my rant on a subject which I am somewhat passionate about.

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  2. P.S. But, as long as the governemnt is willing to give me free money just for not being white, I wil take it.

    At least I was smart enough to figure that one out on my own.