Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated 40 years ago, today

April 4th, 2008

Unfortunately, buy cialis prostate this part of his dream…

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

…is murdered every day by our current version of affirmative action.

(I’m perfectly aware that Martin might have disagreed with what I just wrote. But I can see no way of reconciling “where they will not be judged by the color of their skin” with a system that does exactly that.)

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  • 1. Debunked  |  April 4th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    And yet, affirmative action would not be a necessary evil if all American citizens followed that dream.

    Hate the rednecks, hillbillies, and those who think like them. Not the action that attempts to balance out the prejudice that still exists in many places; and you’re fooling yourself if you think that it doesn’t.

  • 2. elliot  |  April 4th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    We all learned it in Kindergarten, De: two wrongs don’t make a right.

    I’m OK with need-based preferences, but race-based has to stop. It’s a solution that’s as bad as the problem. In fact, it is the problem…just reversed.

  • 3. BobG  |  April 5th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Actually, most of the worst bigots I’ve met were non-whites.

  • 4. Tim  |  April 5th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Yes there are non-white bigots but they don’t nearly have as much power as the white bigots and racists. Alderman McGee, is an example of nonwhite bigot who is sitting in jail for good. But as a person from a so called successful non-white minority who constantly gets the “stares of unwelcome” by whites and have to deal with subtle and hidden racism, you don’t need to tell me that most of the bigots are non-white. Going outside of a major metro area means like going to a alien country for me since whites tend to stare at me as though they want to tell me “Get out of here”.

    I constantly have to deal with white bigots telling me to “go back to my country” and the fear that most whites seem to experience when they see me somewhere after dark. Just few weeks ago, there was a settlement in the housing discrimination case where a white woman refuse to sell her house to a black MPS principal. And this was probably just tip of the iceberg since most racism seem to be concealed in a expert manner in this country. When I deal with the amount of racism in this country, affirmative action does not strike me as the biggest example of racism in this country. Yes there are plenty of tolerant and decent people in this country but we cannot say that racism or bigotry is over in this country.

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