Here is an excerpt from a column called Overt vs. Covert by David E. Bernstein, foundation professor at George Mason University School of Law, about race relations in America:
‘Discrimination against African-Americans is a significant social problem. Discrimination against whites, well, not so much.
Discrimination in favor of African-Americans is often explicit and trumpeted, which leads whites to perceive it as bias against them.
Nevertheless, the findings of the study showing that whites perceive a high and growing level of bias against their own group don't surprise me. The authors suggest that white perceptions result from whites seeing race relations as a zero-sum game. I suspect that something else, or at least something additional, is going on.
Both because of law and evolving social norms, intentional discrimination against blacks tends to be subtle and covert. Moreover, psychological studies suggest that many whites exhibit, and sometimes act on, unconscious biases.
By contrast, discrimination in favor of African-Americans (and other minorities) is protected by law in some contexts, and is often not just explicit, but proudly trumpeted.
Consider the legal profession. With the approval of the U.S. Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bollinger and at the insistence of American Bar Association accrediting authorities, law schools blatantly prefer African-American and Hispanic admissions candidates with weaker credentials than their white (and Asian) competitors; law firms advertise summer positions that are limited to minority candidates; and general counsels of major corporations insist that the law firms they hire impose staffing quotas for minority attorneys.
While affirmative action advocates don’t perceive of such preferences as anti-white discrimination, many whites do. Given the overt nature of such preferences, and many whites’ own perceived self-interest in the matter, it's not terribly surprising that whites subjectively perceive discrimination against members of their own group as an especially significant and growing problem, even though, objectively speaking, bias against blacks is far more pervasive, problematic and ill-intentioned. Whether affirmative action preferences are compatible with harmonious race relations in the long run remains to be seen.’
These comments are nothing more than an academic Fifth Column for legitimized and government-sanctioned discrimination and racism against white people. It explains away anti-white racism with carefully crafted words. In that way it is very dangerous.
Look at that abhorrent fact about law firms and law schools that intentionally, legally and without conscience discriminate against whites. This is anti-American and anti-liberty to the core.
Then consider the Democrat mantra for decades: Affirmative action is fine, but of course we must never set quotas.
Yet today this discrimination has segued seamlessly into quotas without any challenge or concern. At law schools and law firms to boot. And these schools are legal training grounds that themselves no longer even uphold the law and the American concept of Constitutional equality, but legally undermine it.
This is the road to serfdom, friends. And it is happening right under our noses. These left-wing lawyers are seeking to destroy universal law and freedom and replace it with dogma.
Look at this again:
‘and general counsels of major corporations insist that the law firms they hire impose staffing quotas for minority attorneys.’
So even our corporations are engaging in active discrimination.
Look at what Bernstein says:
‘While affirmative action advocates don’t perceive of such (law school) preferences as anti-white discrimination, many whites do.’
Of course whites do. Because the policy says: ‘Whites need not apply’, that’s why. It’s pretty straightforward, Mr. Bernstein. If it said ‘Blacks need not apply’ what would you think?
And then these black lawyers are going to become judges and activists who will use the legal system to legally uphold discrimination against whites and who will even uphold law school quota policies that discriminate against whites, furthering the cause of anti-white prejudice.
In the New Haven, Connecticut case Ricci v DeStefano, for instance, even four liberal Supreme Court justices agreed that white firefighters who passed a promotion test could legally be denied those promotions simply because no blacks had passed the test.
So the blacks did not study, or were not smart enough to pass the test, and they are supposed to be advanced anyway?
Under affirmative action, of course. And that means, by the way, that the people of New Haven are going to be less safe if less qualified firefighters are advanced simply on account of race. After all a fire captain needs to know precisely what to do in the event of a fire. There are established rulebook practices that lead to increased safety for both fire victims and firefighters. If an unqualified person is in charge, more deaths will result.
Fortunately the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the white (qualified) firefighters.
So here’s a suggestion: Let’s have an affirmative action airline in which pilots will be promoted not on account of their skills and knowledge but on account of their race, gender, sexual orientation or political persuasion. And certainly liberals will all flock to that airline, won’t they?
No, they will be the first to shun it because liberals never live by their own beliefs. And the airline will go out of business rapidly as its planes go down.
In fact Bernstein is talking casually about blatantly stacking the American law schools and ultimately the law profession and the whole judiciary with left-wing affirmative-action blacks who are going to rule against whites in every forum from hiring to college admissions to promotions, and to institutionalize government-imposed discrimination against whites.
These might be called Frank Crow laws. The old Jim Crow laws discriminated against blacks by government fiat, and are reviled in history. Frank Crow laws are the equivalent but they discriminate against whites and they are openly embraced by the Democrat left as in the New Haven case.
This shows Democrats for who they really are. And this is why they despise our Constitution; because it guarantees equality by restraining the government. Liberals want to impose their vision of equality by unleashing government in active discrimination, which always leads to the collapse of freedom.
Look at Bernstein’s comment again:
‘…Given the overt nature of such preferences, and many whites’ own perceived self-interest in the matter, it's not terribly surprising that whites subjectively perceive discrimination against members of their own group as an especially significant and growing problem, even though, objectively speaking, bias against blacks is far more pervasive, problematic and ill-intentioned.'
‘…Objectively speaking, bias against blacks is far more pervasive, problematic and ill-intentioned?’
Sorry, but this is baloney. Look at how discrimination against whites today is all three – not only overt, but also subtle and covert.
Consider just one single innocent-sounding subject – the constant media ridicule of NASCAR racing among the Democrat elite and in the liberal sports media (yes, the sports media are liberal too).
Oh, that’s nothing! says the casual observer. That’s just a joke! They’re just poking fun!
Nonsense. This ridicule happens for one reason only – because there are no black drivers in NASCAR and few black spectators. Period. End of story. And this is the type of blatant discrimination that is both overt yet it is subtle and covert as well, but with most NASCAR fans or Americans in general not even understanding why it is happening.
Another example: There are literally millions of very liberal companies and universities and media businesses across America where a heterosexual white man is the last person who would be considered for a job no matter his qualifications. He is covertly ruled out as soon as the company knows who he is. His resume may even be tossed out simply because he is a man just as a law firm job application may be tossed out because the applicant is white.
Just ask any white man who has been denied a job because he is white. In short, anti-white discrimination is built into the economy in myriad ways. It is overt, subtle and covert. It is a trifecta.
This old canard that America still is a racist nation biased against blacks is nonsense. Americans even elected Obama simply on the basis of his (half) blackness, i.e., blacks get preferential treatment all the way to the White House.
America today is biased against white people in another crucial way. Look at crime statistics and you will find that whites are victims of black crime at many times the rate that blacks are victims of white criminals, up to 20 or 50 or 80 times the rate depending on the crime and the means of calculation. Yet somehow this is not called black bias or black racism by the elites.
Because we are all supposed to ignore these statistics because white people are endlessly portrayed as racists.
In fact these crime statistics show blatant, brutal anti-white racism that is happening every day. And that this issue is never, ever discussed by the Ivy League/media elite is yet another example of how this elite constantly covers for black racism and focuses only on farcical precepts like ‘Bias against blacks is far more pervasive, problematic and ill-intentioned.’
Tell that to the white cabbie and the white passenger in Philadelphia who were viciously attacked in January 2012 as anti-white slurs were being shouted.
Yet the black attackers are not going to be brought up on the ‘hate crimes’ charges that the left has been promoting for 50 years.
This is another example of blatant anti-white racism.
The academic elites like Bernstein who cover for this type of bias are part of a dishonest machine of disinformation and lies coming from the Democrat left. It is time to expose them at every turn.