Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Racism by any other name is still Racism

From George Will: Although New Haven's firefighters deservedly won in the Supreme Court, it is deeply depressing that they won narrowly -- 5 to 4. The egregious behavior by that city's government, in a context of racial rabble-rousing, did not seem legally suspect to even one of the court's four liberals, whose harmony seemed to reflect result-oriented rather than law-driven reasoning.

Well I for one have to say that this is disturbing to say the least. I do not understand when racism is not racism. I've studied Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his writings and speeches. I can not see Dr. King being happy with the kind of decision the New Haven powers that be made in the first place. Dr. King wanted to be judged on equal footing, nothing more, nothing less. I am for all people being judged by the content of their character and their ability to do a job. Not based on their color of their skin, or gender.

Racism by any other name (reverse racism, please) is still racism regardless of who it is aimed at.

1 comment:

  1. Racism, by any other name is...Affirmative Action.



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