Is affirmative action the same as equality?, Is equal opportunity the same as attempting to force an equal outcome?
What is affirmative action really?
The phrase “affirmative action” was first used by President John F. Kennedy in his 1961 Executive Order 10925 requiring federal contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”
High profile figures such as Jessie Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton and committed radical Marxist Communist Van Jones are among those who lead civil rights movement today. Their often hateful, bitter and sometimes bigoted rhetoric gives them the license to call everyone who disagrees with them on ANY subject, “racists”.
Initially there were civil rights programs enacted in order to help African Americans become full citizens of the United States. “African American is a politically correct term that applies to all blacks in America. The fact that blacks who are born in America are referred to by the hyphenated form “African-American” instead of “American” is a testament to black’s monopoly on pride and distinction. After all, while we do not call Italians born in America, “Italian-American” or the Irish born in America, “Irish-American” as those terms are reserved for immigrants who were born in their country and became American citizens. This is also called “political correctness run amuk”.
Its like some sort of over correction or over steering — it gets to a point where you go so far the OTHER way, it becomes just as wrong. We have black civil rights leaders playing the race card and race baiting at every single turn. If a black fails at something, you are not allowed to say so. This is Affirmative Action. To right the wrongs of white slave owners. Many wonder when black civil rights leaders will finally go after black Africans and black leaders in Africa whose ancestors sold their brethren into slavery in the first place.
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution made slavery illegal, which is a good thing. the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees equal protection under the law, which is a good thing. The Fifteenth Amendment forbids racial discrimination in access to voting, again, a good thing.
But when Black Panther members stood outside of voting locations during the 2008 Presidential election intimidating voters into voting for Barack Obama, that’s a bad thing, but somehow it was ok. Welcome to the new double standard. Two wrongs dont make a right, but if you are black it does. That is Affirmative Action. But what makes bad WORSE, is that the justice department, headed up by Eric Holder, who is black, refused to press charges investigate
The 1866 Civil Rights Act guarantees every citizen “the same right to make and enforce contracts … as is enjoyed by white citizens … “