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Is Trump Really Going After Education Discrimination Against White People

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by G. Brown

The Trump administration is said to finally be ready to tackle a touchy topic-discrimination.  Oh save that applause–it is so not what you think.  According to CNN, the White House is “readying resources in the Justice Department’s civil rights division for the purpose of investigating and litigating “race-based discrimination” in US higher education...”  It sounds good until you read the fine print.  CNN continues saying the potential purpose is to protect “white applicants from discrimination through affirmative action“.

The story actually broke with a  New York Times article which claims the newspaper got its hands on an internal document looking to get lawyers in the civil rights division to sign on to work ” for a new project on “investigations ad possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The Times says the document didn’t directly identify those considered to be the victims of “race-based discrimination“, but the paper says “supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students an edge over other applicants…”

The White House got one thing right, discrimination is still a huge problem in education.  According to an article from U.S. News & World Report in 2013, Georgetown University researchers concluded that more African-Americans and Hispanics are enrolling in college, but “whites are over-represented in the nation’s 468 most selective and well-funded colleges” and that students are not treated “equally, regardless of their qualifications. Although many minorities are unprepared for college whites who are just as unprepared are still presented with opportunities and more likely to receive a bachelor’s degree.”
Now if that’s still the state of affairs after the implementation of Affirmative Action, why target it?  Because from day one, opponents considered a program designed to make employment, housing and education fair to all as unfair to them.  Affirmative action guidelines and policies were put in place to deal with long histories of discrimination facing minorities who were being denied jobs, home mortgages and college admission based on their race.

Racism is rooted not just on the premise of skin color, but on the idea of power and privilege.  A White owned company that refuses to hire qualified Blacks or minorities is practicing discrimination. It has the power to choose who works there.

The privilege part is people adhering to a stereotype that Blacks are not as smart or women can’t do the job as well.  It’s the idea that ‘I’m smarter than you because of my skin color or I’m better than you because I’m a man.  There is no scientific proof to it, but you believe that you’re better.   Racism is a system whereby the majority race abuses the minority race or races and benefits off of that oppression.  Given that understanding, there is no such thing as reverse racism.  Heard the expression “Black Power”…never heard the expression “Black Privilege”.

The very idea that Affirmative Action is reversed discrimination is kind of like the notion of reverse racism.  It’s not a thing, but blow that dog whistle and people will run to it.  Smart Black students have as much of a right to get into college as smart White students. Legally going after colleges and universities for reverse discrimination forces higher ed to stop diversifying and revert to the days when smart Black students weren’t given a chance to compete—even if the White students aren’t as smart, but their skin color gives them privilege.

Affirmative Action didn’t take anything from one race and give it to another. The policies changed the playing field to allow minorities in the game.  To try and remove those rules is going backwards. Apparently back to the days when some thought America was great.

What do you think…is this just Trump pandering to the racist, White supremacist who helped put him in the White House? Or is Affirmative Action a concept that’s no longer needed?

 

 

Comment(5)

  1. Academic racism is probably the most poisonous form of racism because it hinders the intellectual development of black people, which effects earning potential, as well as, mis-educating white people with excuses for racism.

    This is just one example of academic racism, besides college admissions, of which many people are not aware:
    When NASA was questioned by black members of Congress as to why black people were so underrepresented at the Space Administration, their excuse was that “black applicants weren’t as qualified as white applicants for employment at NASA.” They said that black applicants tended to lack the research experience of white applicants.

    NASA facilitates much of it’s research via colleges and universities, by awarding research grants to both faculty and students. This allows for students to gain valuable experience conducting research while pursuing their degree. Thus, those graduates who participated in such research opportunities were more qualified for positions at NASA than those who hadn’t.

    However, further investigation revealed that NASA was providing an overwhelmingly disproportionate amount of research grants to white people as opposed to blacks. Thus, blacks were being denied the opportunity to be competitive for jobs at NASA by NASA’s own racial discrimination. So, President Bill Clinton created a White House Initiative through executive order that created a division of NASA who’s mission was to correct the imbalance in NASA’s funding of HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions.

    The Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) received much resistance in it’s efforts to increase the amount of black students gaining valuable research experience. NASA administrators said that the budget did not allow for much more grant funding and struggled to justify MUREP to racists who opposed such so-called Affirmative Action. As Systems Analyst for the program at it’s inception, I saw first hand that the numbers were abysmal with non-whites receiving less than 5% of research dollars.

    For more information on research and scholarship opportunities at NASA and MUREP, check this link:

    https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/2016/01/19/how-hbcus-can-get-federal-sponsorship-from-the-national-aeronautics-and-space-administration/

  2. In short, Trump wants to destroy affirmative action. By the way, affirmative action benefits white women more than it does black people. There is a good article at vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/2/16084226/jared-kushner-harvard–affirmative-action?yptr=yahoo that explains how Jared Kushner really got admitted to Harvard.

  3. White people are afraid of highly educated, intelligent heterosexual black men and women who are incapable of being corrupted by racist white American propaganda. That is one of several reasons why so many white people hate Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

    To summarize this article, white people do not want intelligent, educated black people. An educated, intelligent heterosexual black man or woman is a threat to white supremacy. Don’t forget, during antebellum slavery if a slave knew how to read, they were lynched.

  4. Racism, slavery, lies, mass incarceration of colored people(New Jim Crow) and wars keep white people in power. Deep down inside, they know they are inferior to us. That’s why they hide, destroy and alter history. Mass media and hollywood are the two main tools white supremacy uses to destroy history and change it in their favor.

    Trump is a hero to white people the same way Hitler was a hero to Nazi’s. Remember the infamous quote from Hitler, “If you want to control people, come up with a lie. Make the lie big, make the lie simple, keep repeating it and eventually the people will believe it.” Trump has told several bald faced lies, yet white people don’t care. White people only care about one thing, maintaining dominance over people with melanin in their skin. #WeAreAtWar.

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