Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Ward Connerly, and the whites he fights to protect, claim there is no need for affirmative action. I disagree. What there is no need for is an affirmative action that hurts blacks (and whites), while pretending to help the former, including today’s AA. According to Harvard’s Jennifer Hochschild, in “The Skin Color Paradox and the American Racial Order”(2007), for no reason other than pervasive skin-tone bias, light-skin blacks, like Connerly, continue their historical and unfair benefit in education, employment, and income, while he focuses us on polarizing AA battles. What we need is to stop helping cloaked opportunists, like Connerly, who want to vaporize, rather than fix, the gate of opportunity behind them - a gate that should be available to everyone willing to bust their hind parts in a book.
James C. Collier
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