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Reply to "Affirmative Action For Whites, Part CLVII"

No worries. The crazy thing is that many poorer whites are victimized by "the system" almost as much as blacks are. Things will really change when they start pointing the finger at wealthy whites as opposed to at "minorities". Take George Bush for example. He is commonly known to have been a drag upon society until after the age of 40. He lives off of his family, gets into schools solely based upon family legacy, and is a drunk and a cocaine addict - getting arrested at least three times (along with his wife killing someone in a car accident, and Dick Cheney being arrested for DUI as well Eek ). Despite all of that he tugs on the family coattails, and of course on white priviledge (which is the most powerful societal "lubricant" around!), to get elected governor and then President of the United States. This while poor whites fight day in and day out merely to put food on the table and provide for their families. George skates through life and then when in office sends their sons and daughters to Iraq (George was reportedly AWOL from his military reserve unit) to further line his cronies' pockets (oil companies, Bechtel, Haliburton, etc.) and passes tax breaks for the rich. How many poor (or even middle class) folks are going to benefit from the elimination of taxes on dividends? How about on eliminating the estate tax? Oh yes, I forget about "trickle down economics" Roll Eyes

It's easier to point a finger at blacks and at programs like affirmative action when in reality that's not who is screwing the average white guy. Our constitution was created by and for wealthy white males. If you weren't wealthy you weren't a full citizen; you coldn't even vote. The vestiges of that aristocratic legacy exist today. Black folks aren't taking opportunity away from anyone. Wealthy whites are trying their best to preserve every last ounce of priviledge that they can - even from their less advantaged "cousins".



There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela


[This message was edited by MBM on August 15, 2003 at 09:37 PM.]
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