Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?
Mr. Nice Guy (email@example.com)
8 Apr 1995 08:19:27 -0600
In article <D6G0tD.9CD@crash.cts.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Sellers) wrote:
>In article <grizzy.38.000B37A7@entriprise>, grizzy@entriprise says...
>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.
The problem is that it _excludes_ the current generation of white
males because an earlier generation of white males has filled up
all of the white male positions. For example, it would be much
fairer if all college tenure were removed the and excess white
male professors fired to produce racial balance. If this were
done then there would be no need for additional AA, the current
generation of white males would have equal opportunity with other
Rod Anderson aka Mr. Nice Guy o o
email@example.com _/\-\__/* \\__/\___
(*) o (*) * o
The wind doesn't blow, it sucks Lightning P-38 DeFelice