An Inferior Race?Submitted by laundryhead on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:36
Equal Opportunity Doesn't Always Guarantee Equal Results
January 30, 2000 | By Charley Reese of The Sentinel Staff
What do 19th century slave owners and 20th century proponents of affirmative action have in common? The answer is simple. They share a belief that blacks are basically inferior and cannot compete with whites on an equal playing field. That was how slave owners rationalized slavery. That's how proponents of affirmative action secretly rationalize their position.
No other conclusion is possible. To argue for a double standard -- one higher standard for whites and another, lower standard for blacks -- is to state implicitly the belief that blacks are inferior. That's why Ward Connerly, a black American, is outraged by affirmative action.