December 1, 2014

FROM THE NEW YORK POST, more on how Ivy League “diversity” quotas target Asians.

It helps to remember that when affirmative-action programs were advanced, the nation and the wrongs being addressed were very different.

Much of the civil-rights focus of the 1950s and 1960s was to open up institutions that had been arbitrarily and unfairly closed to African-Americans. And the categories involved were basically black and white.

Today we live in a much different America. Jim Crow has long been outlawed, and even the definition of diversity has changed with the growth of, for example, America’s Latino and Asian communities.

The old racial categories will be even more difficult to defend as intermarriage further erodes what were once clear divisions.

The progressives haven’t progressed past 1968.

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