Saturday, November 12, 2005

DoJ prepares to sue Southern Illinois U for racial discrimination

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Department of Justice is preparing a lawsuit against Southern Illinois University for racial discrimination. The interesting part of this is that they're being accused of anti-white, anti-asian, anti-male bias.

::::::::"The University has engaged in a pattern or practice of intentional discrimination against whites, non-preferred minorities and males,'' says a Justice Department letter sent to the university last week and obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.::::::::

Hat Tip to Instapundit. I've written about racial quotas before, and I do indeed consider most "affirmative action" programs to be nothing more than those cleverly clothed. I'd like to defer tonight to LaShawn Barber who has captured my thoughts on this latest development so well.

::::::::Skin color-based scholarship programs in public universities can’t be defended legally or morally. If blacks advocate skin color preferences because they’re afraid of getting left behind socially, educationally, and economically, they need to improve performance and generate opportunities for themselves rather than using public funds to “level the playing field,” which is nothing more than a moronic baseball analogy that didn’t make sense 40 years ago and makes less sense now.

As long as we have eyes, we’ll never be colorblind. That sentiment is just as laughable as any liberal’s dream of a socialist utopia. But public policy ought to be colorblind, and there’s no good reason why it shouldn’t be.

Well said. And before anyone simply dismisses her as some conservative angry white woman, take a close look at her credentials.