Affirmative Action: A Weapon of Class Warfare

Whatever the original, presumably high-minded intent of affirmative action (AA), the program has long since morphed into a weapon of class warfare. It neither benefits the underprivileged, as it claims, nor does it address the legacy of historical inequality for which it was ostensibly invented. Nor does it reduce the unfair advantages of the nation’s social and economic elite, as it promised. On the contrary, it protects elites at the expense of everyone else, including some of society’s most vulnerable. And while failing to do what its promoters said it would do, it poisons civil society by fostering a battle among interest groups for the generosity of those with real privilege.

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  • Ed

    “…On the contrary, it protects elites at the expense of everyone else, including some of society’s most vulnerable. And while failing to do what its promoters said it would do, it poisons civil society by fostering a battle among interest groups for the generosity of those with real privilege…”

    Perhaps. On another level, it gave rise to Trump, and all the newly elected European leaders. FUCK PC is the new cool.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There is a real potential upside to dumbism. And by dumbism I mean choosing to put the dumbest least qualified angriest self entitled people in charge. It’s not obvious at first but if we let the wreckers wreck their places. Let them unwind the clock a thousand years. It will be localized.