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‘Diversity’ Rules Continue Racism December 20, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Civil Rights, Discriminate, Discrimination, Diversity, Jim Crow, Racism, Racist, School, Supreme Court, White.

It has been 52 years since the Supreme Court delivered its landmark anti-segregation decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. It has been more than 43 years since Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Today, in the year 2006, it is safe to say there is not a parent of a schoolchild alive who had anything to do with the injustices of pre-Brown segregation. And yet much of officialdom, particularly in the educational bureaucracies of our fair land, continues to be judge and sort children by the color of their skin. The very thought of it ought to disgust all Americans.

Bizarre as it seems, the struggle for true equality continues in the courts, but with a generational twist. In King’s day, officialdom made decisions about where black children could attend or not attend school. Today officialdom stands at schoolhouse doors to block those who are not black or of other designated minority groups. The only difference between then and now is that Bull Connor was more honest about his aims. Today’s segregationists write legal briefs and write rules within the state and federal education bureaucracies, in the name of “civil rights.” George Orwell could appreciate the irony.

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a pair of cases in which local authorities argued, in apparent earnestness, that they should be able to take a student’s race into account in deciding which government-operated school the student may attend. Such stark racial sorting and sifting is done today not in the name of Jim Crow, but instead on behalf of its gussied up, no less disgusting, descendant, “diversity.”

The Supremes listened to arguments and asked questions, as they usually do, in their own bizarre earnestness. As if it really is a complicated question, this notion that today’s students ought to become victims of racial grudges held for a generation or more. The Supremes ought to deliver an answer in the form of a one-line decision: “See Brown vs. Board of Education.” But of course they won’t. They will more likely engage in extra-constitutional hairsplitting, and allow some form of official racism to continue, all in the name of “diversity.”

They will no doubt studiously avoid a simple declaration that the immorality of official racial discrimination in all its forms should simply end.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: The Intelligencer

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