Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Scott Sellers (
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 05:05:36 GMT

In article <grizzy.38.000B37A7@entriprise>, grizzy@entriprise says...
>In article <> (mellow mike) writes:
>>From: (mellow mike)
>>i'm not going to get into a discussion about jared taylor. but i'll ask
>>the following simple question. is affirmative action institutional racism?
>Yes. Affirmative action is discrimination based upon race, sex and
>>if so, is it america's first?
>Eileen Camilleri

Correct on both counts. I think it is important, however, to distinguish
between the discrimination of today's affirmative action and the
historically demonstrated societal discrimination against women and
minorities in this country.

Simply, societal discrimination was exclusionary. Minorities and women were
flat out excluded from many economic and social spheres.

Affirmative action attempts to address this historical (and continuing)
exclusion with discrimination meant to include minorities and women in
proportion to their percentage within the population.

Total exclusion vs. fair inclusion. A world of difference.

Scott Sellers