July 23rd, 2010


What is he doing over THERE?

James Webb: Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege - WSJ.com:
I have dedicated my political career to bringing fairness to America's economic system and to our work force, regardless of what people look like or where they may worship. Unfortunately, present-day diversity programs work against that notion, having expanded so far beyond their original purpose that they now favor anyone who does not happen to be white.

In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations. These programs have damaged racial harmony. And the more they have grown, the less they have actually helped African-Americans, the intended beneficiaries of affirmative action as it was originally conceived.

This is why Senator Webb is so goddamn frustrating for me. Half the time he acts like just another obnoxious Donkey Party hack, but the other half of the time he does stuff that makes me want to holler FUCK YEAH. This is one of those times. RTWGT.