Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
why did black illegitimacy skyrocket AFTER the CRA of 64 was passed? why did blacks living UNDER JIM CROW have far more stable families?
why do 6% of the population (black males) commit more than half the murders?
as I noted-perhaps before you joined this board, I went to a wealthy prep school that bent over backwards to attract qualified black kids-even some who weren't good athletes. One of those guys was a friend of mine-he sadly died of AIDS about 23 years ago. The school also had large numbers of Jewish and Asian/Indian kids. when my asian or Jewish friends made the honor role or were accepted into a top drawer college or program, the kid was honored by his family-often a party was thrown and all his friends would tell him what a good job he did. when Darrell was accepted into Williams with a full scholarship or when Darrell got the lead role in the big drama production, we all did the same for him but his neighborhood didn't. He told me how his peers in his neighborhood called him "uncle tom". Some kids asked him how he got into our prep school when "he couldn't even dunk".
I was a municipal and then federal attorney for about three decades. Most of the problems blacks have these days aren't caused by "whitey" but is sure easier for "civil rights leaders" to whine about racism then it is for them to tell their followers to quit doing drugs, having 5 kids with 6 different men and dropping out of school
and no, white guys who have never owned slaves or discriminated against blacks should not lose jobs or admissions to black guys with lower scores.
Having said that, the brutal truth of the matter is that there is still quite a bit of racism that exists in the United States. It would be there even if there was no AA. Because of that racism, AA still has a role to play.
if a black was discriminated against he or she can sue under Title VII. But don't tell my son that he shouldn't go to say OSU Honors programs because some black kid with lower scores deserves AA