Trump moving on the racism of affirmative action

Affirmative action was always racist and always will be. A very strange move, to fight racism with racism, and doomed to failure, putting a question mark over the credibility of the qualifications earned by all the members of the favoured groups.

It looks as though Trump is playing the disruptor role again, very appropriate as a backdrop to Independence Day and at a time when the employment figures for coloured Americans are riding high.

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22 Responses to Trump moving on the racism of affirmative action

  1. Dr Fred Lenin

    Almost one quarter of students at Harvard are Asians I cannot see how they are discriminated against ,Asians are nowhere near a quarter of the population,if anyone is discriminated against it’s probably the white male Americans ,get a life comrades ,you don’t know when you are well off I say to Asian students there .

  2. Dr Fred Lenin

    Affirmative action is like “positive discrimination “it’s Raci st and discrimination against some people ,crap by any other name is still crap.

  3. Up The Workers!

    “Affirmative Action”?

    Nathan Bedford Forrest was very big on that.

    He was the prominent Democrat who founded the Ku Klux Klan.

    Affirmative Action doesn’t get much more vigorous than what that “progressive” bunch of Democrat rednecks practised.

  4. squawkbox

    Affirmative action was always a disaster, in particular relating to the races it was supposed to benefit. If you admit someone who is not academically qualified to, for example, a medical or engineering course on the basis of his race, you will not get a diverse doctor or engineer. You will get a college dropout who might otherwise have succeeded at a less demanding school. Worse still, he or she won’t drop out but will transfer to one of the victim studies faculties and become a resentful loser with massive debt.

    Like every other democrat policy following the civil rights act, it was designed to keep darkies on the plantation and has succeeded brilliantly.

  5. Affirmative action is also very sexist.

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    This is why I love Trump, I wish we had a politician who had even 5% of the chutzpah and determination that Trump has in ridding us of leftist nonsense. Instead we have international socialist globalists such as Turdbull, Bitchop and all the other cretins infesting the current Liberal party.

    As an aside, affirmative action ends up targeting and discriminating against some minority groups with high IQs, that is North Asians……people of Chinese, Korean and Japanese descent. There is currently a law suit against Google which is accusing Google of refusing to hire white and Asian men. Quite a few Asians in the USA are waking up and realising that the Democrat party and its obsessive identity politics, quotas and unconscious bias bullshit, is not their friend.

  7. Quite a few Asians in the USA are waking up and realising that the Democrat party and its obsessive identity politics, quotas and unconscious bias bullshit, is not their friend.

    It seems that a lot more than just Asians are waking up to the fact that not only are the Democrats not their friend, but are actually their enemy. A lot of Latinos, even the illegals that have been there for some time, are realising that the Democrats want to make America the exact place that they escaped.

  8. Shy Ted

    He’ll be letting women run (and fail) for President next.

  9. Zatara

    If you admit someone who is not academically qualified to, for example, a medical or engineering course on the basis of his race, you will not get a diverse doctor or engineer.

    You will get a sub-standard doctor or engineer as standards are lowered to match the least capabilities of the mandated graduates.

    Because they WILL graduate if govt funding is to continue to flow.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    The discrimination against Asians is the Democrat’s dirty secret:

    To get into elite colleges, some advised to ‘appear less Asian’ (2015)

    Brian Taylor is director of Ivy Coach, a Manhattan company that advises families on how to get their students into elite colleges. A number of his clients are Asian American, and Taylor is frank about his strategy for them.

    “While it is controversial, this is what we do,’’ he says. “We will make them appear less Asian when they apply.”

    Some call it “the bamboo ceiling” of racial quotas, telling stories of Asian-American students with perfect SAT scores and GPAs turned down by elite colleges who limit the number of Asians they will admit, effectively forcing them to face a higher bar for admissions than other racial groups, including whites.

    There you go, if you are Asian even a perfect SAT score isn’t enough…

  11. struth

    Lets face it.
    Hitler would have called his policies of promoting the white race over the Joos etc, affirmative action.

    He was also a socialist.
    You cannot be a racist if you are not a collectivist.
    Once you truly accept you’ve been told a huge propaganda lie (the big lie) that Hitler was right wing, then all of the racist policies exhibited by governments, are in fact at the very least leftist leaning governments, as in Australia’s “affirmative action” for aboriginals.
    I’m not just talking about school entry.
    Affirmative action , be it race, sex, whatever, and whatever field, is always a collectivist solution that, as always, does so much more harm than good.
    If you are making any policy based on treating people differently based on race, you are a racist.
    Pure and simple, and unarguable.

  12. Roger

    As Thos. Sowell remarked, when you’ve received preferential treatment on the basis of your race, equal treatment seems like discrimination. Prepare for the howls of “racism”!

  13. Zatara

    Apartheid – a social system which treats people differently due to their race.

    Affirmative action – a social system which treats people differently because of their race.

    See the difference? No, neither does anyone else who is honest with themselves.

  14. Tekweni

    Reminds me of the days at what was the University of Natal and now the University of Kwazulu Natal, my old alma mater, where the students of a distinctly darker hue violently protested with placards saying “Pass one, pass all” Affirmative action got them into the university but it did not mean that they could pass the courses. The next demo was “50% pass mark is undemocratic” They wanted 40% as a pass mark. As one of my friends, a constitutional lawyer said, “We need to get our degrees stamped pre 1994”.

  15. Kneel

    “If you are making any policy based on treating people differently based on race, you are a racist.
    Pure and simple, and unarguable.”

    You’d think so, wouldn’t you?
    Ask Dennis Jensen.
    FYI, this is a white South African who immigrated to Australia to escape rampant racism. Ran for a senate seat in Aus. Got elected. Said “Govt handouts should be based on two criteria: 1) citizenship/residency status; 2) need. Nothing else matters.”
    Got told: “If you don’t take account of a person skin colour, you are being racist.”
    wait…what?
    Surely a joke, right?
    No.
    They were serious.
    in-fucking-credible.
    That’s what you’re up against – people who appear to honestly believe that they have somehow been raised above other races and want to “correct” it. By using the very same policies, only reversed. So we were racist in the past and the way we’ll fix it is… to be racist now and in the future. yeah, that’ll work (NOT).

  16. Fisky

    It’s extraordinary that the official Asian-American political leadership have had nothing to say about the blatant discrimination faced by Asian-American applicants to elite colleges. Harvard even admitted to having a “personality test” which they used to filter out Asian-Americans, because they weren’t social enough for Harvard’s liking. Blatant, abhorrent racism, but Asian-American congressmen are completely silent because they are terrified of divisions within the rainbow coalition of Democrat constituencies.

  17. “Pass one, pass all” Affirmative action got them into the university but it did not mean that they could pass the courses. The next demo was “50% pass mark is undemocratic” They wanted 40% as a pass mark.

    Fuckin’ retards.

  18. flyingduk

    I always reply: “how dare you ask me such a blatantly racist question !?” whenever a government apparatchik asks me if I ‘identify as aboriginal or torres strait islander’. Another fun thing is to interrupt the now mandatory ‘acknowledgments’ of the ‘traditional owners’ (of, in the last case, the 5th floor of a state government building!) by loudly interjecting: “I’m sorry, I have to stop you there, that’s deeply racist and divisive, and I want the contributions of MY ancestors acknowledged..” Both reduce the other party to speechless goldfish mouthing.

  19. JohnA

    Shy Ted #2755242, posted on July 5, 2018, at 8:09 am

    He’ll be letting women run (and fail) for President next.

    He’s been there, done that, got the baseball cap!

  20. Entropy

    Flyingduk: I always say “amen” at the end when someone rattles off those traditional owner liturgies.
    Done it may times and they usually look embarrassed. I have only been accosted once, and then I said I had just assumed they must have been ancestor worshippers and thus saying amen at the end was just being polite.

  21. struth

    Got told: “If you don’t take account of a person skin colour, you are being racist.”

    The logic of the left.

    Think about what level of insanity that one statement contains.

    It is their inherent view that we, as whites caused all others the problems that must now be paid for.
    It’s racist to believe you are so superior as a race, that you could do that to other races.

    It’s what this is all based on.
    Virtue signalling left wing racists who actually believe we are so superior to all other races we now must make amends for causing those inferior races, stress and heartache.
    They couldn’t possibly have been in charge of their own destinies when they encountered the terrible white man.
    The racism of low expectation.

  22. struth

    I always reply: “how dare you ask me such a blatantly racist question !?” whenever a government apparatchik asks me if I ‘identify as aboriginal or torres strait islander’. Another fun thing is to interrupt the now mandatory ‘acknowledgments’ of the ‘traditional owners’ (of, in the last case, the 5th floor of a state government building!) by loudly interjecting: “I’m sorry, I have to stop you there, that’s deeply racist and divisive, and I want the contributions of MY ancestors acknowledged..” Both reduce the other party to speechless goldfish mouthing.

    I think I love you.

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