Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Affirmative Action 50 years later



My reply to the state NAACP about continuing the Voting Rights Act indefinitely in Shelby County, the state of Alabama or anywhere in the United States is: Affirmative Action and a host of other such programs are no longer needed. They did what they were intended to do at the time & have long since lived out their usefulness.

When Civil Rights were won in 1964, minorities became equal with every American citizen. Minorities have the same constitutional rights as everyone else. I defy anyone to name one right that other Americans have that minorities do not have?

According to the U.S. government's own statistics, whites are now the minority in America. How would the NAACP feel about letting us have all those special rights and privileges?

If anything, minorities have privileges that other Americans do not have because of programs like Affirmative Action that make it a law that a set aside quota of minorities must be included and promoted in everything even if there are more qualified candidates available. How is this fair to all Americans?

If minorities truly are equal to everyone else, then why does the NAACP feel these unfair advantages over other races are needed? As MLK said, "he dreamed of a day when blacks would be judged by their character and not the color of their skin." How then can this be equal if unfair advantages are given because of black skin color instead of standing on ones own character and merit?

Today, 50 years after Civil Rights were won by minorities, if the NAACP does not feel blacks have caught up with all other races through those special rights and privileges, then what year do they project as the time they might do so?

Billy E. Price



  1. Now Billy, you're asking questions, and you know you're not supposed to do that. When the Oligarchs decide we've done enough to compensate blacks for the evils of slavery and oppression, they'll tell us. Until then, you should just realize that what happened over a century and a half ago--and personally affected NOBODY alive today--continues to weigh heavy on the soul of the nation. That whites are now in the minority shouldn't have any bearing on the fact that they once were the majority, and still need to make up for that.

    All we can do is wait until our time comes, then demand exactly the same preferrential treatment as blacks continue to recieve to this day.