2014 December 09 Tuesday
The American Left Decided To Stop Making Sense
No need to write parody stories about the decay in the American intelligentsia and courts. They are eager to do their own parodies in real life. Not enough whites live near Hartford Connecticut to enable schools to assure some non-whites sufficient exposure to whites. Really, this is the sort of thing that the ACLU fights for today.
The issue of changing demographics has come up before. In 2013, the parties redefined the standard for diversity, allowing Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders to count toward the 25 percent "white enrollment" threshold. Further changes could be among the proposals in this round of negotiations.
So APAC folks get to count as whites in Hartford. Not really buying them anything except perhaps a precedent to use where it matters. They should fight for the same consideration when they apply to the Ivy League.
I have to say: this is all crazy. Nuts. Bonkers. What gets treated as credible positions to take in court cases about racial composition of schools is just absurd. Perhaps the liberal left took to heart an artistic message and decided to stop making sense.
By Randall Parker at 2014 December 09 10:08 PM
"Out of Africa" was a speciation event.
The left says that all the myriad problems of blacks are due to white racism. If true them one would think that the fewer whites around the better off blacks wuold be. But then the left blames whites for "white flight" harming blacks. Apparently the only thing worst for blacks than the presense of whites is the aabsese of whites.
"In 2013, the parties redefined the standard for diversity, allowing Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders to count toward the 25 percent "white enrollment" threshold."
Actually it makes a lot of sense, if the left is HBD aware, which it totally is (when it is not impaling some unfortunate public figure on a post for showing signs of HBD awareness).
If diversity is such a great thing for everyone, why do white parents do everything in their power to flee it?
"If diversity is such a great thing for everyone, why do white parents do everything in their power to flee it?"
And why does the government go to such great lengths to force it upon us, and to brainwash us into accepting it? And why do those elite who force it upon us go to such great lengths to avoid it themselves? I can still remember the Democratic Party's candidate for governor in my state opposing tuition vouchers - even as he sent his own kids to the most exclusive private school in the state. Barack Obama and Bill Clinton do/did the same thing, sending their children to ~$50k/year Sidwell Friends School. Al Gore sent his daughters to the National Cathedral School, iirc.
I think the solution, when forced diversity is all but unavoidable, is to make sure your schools have rigorous tracking, or even magnet programs, to keep the kids separate as much as possible, so that the curriculum doesn't get dumbed down to lowest common denominator and so that disruptive black kids aren't in classrooms with kids who want to learn. Every single subject, no matter how lowly, needs to have an honors option - honors math, honors English, honors typing, etc.
Government imposed integration is no more justified than government imposed segregation. Both use racial discrimination to violate individuals. Where do legislators and bureaucrats derive the authority to do that? Meanwhile self-righteous elitists use the exclusivity afforded by wealth to exempt themselves from the abusive policies they impose on others.
The elites think its intraracial class warfare -- that's why they do it. The thing is, they're surrounding themselves with multiracial toadies and sycohants that are moving in the for the kill, generation by generation. The whole thing looks like dominant extended phenotypes expressed in the behavior of the more recessive races to me; the end result is their destruction and the takeover of the assets they had built by dominant genes.
destructure: "Where do legislators and bureaucrats derive the authority to do that?"
By the assertion of raw power, not by any legal authority.
In the former Constitutional Republic, the State was bound to serve the interests of the Nation. Of course the elites got their way, but they were restrained as to what could be done using the government.
Today those limits have been shattered, and the State is at war with the Nation. The State even asserts the right to Fundamentally Change the demographics of the Nation so as to further the interests of those who control the State. This power is nakedly asserted in all spheres of our lives, and has been accepted as legitimate by a majority of the population.