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  •  So it is just the words? (0+ / 0-)

    That thing they call "Reverse racism" is really just reverse descrimination. Just a matter of bad definition?

    White people who complain about "Reverse Racism" are actually complaining about being denied their privileges, rather than being denied their rights.

    Over-all I would agree with you, but there are actually cases of reverse descrimination. White people are born into the system too. Are they responsible for the actions of their anscestors? Or even their parents? Should they be asked to sacrifice for their anscestors' sin?

    So the question really must be asked. Does leveling the playing field involve pulling down or lifting up? The problem is that there aren't enough affordable colleges for everyone. The problem is that anyone has to be turned away. IMO, this is what we need to be focusing on.

    Interesting read. Thanks.

    Heads in the clouds are just as detrimental as heads in the sand.

    by A Voice on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:28:35 PM PDT

    •  That thing they call "Reverse Racism" (2+ / 0-)
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      susanw, PhilJD

      isn't "reverse discrimination." It's just discrimination.

      Leveling the playing field requires that those who are benefiting from unearned privilege sacrifice those privileges (or, in revolution, have them stripped away), so that the previously oppressed have their rights. Unless you've got some cool machine up your sleeve that ends scarcity of everything for all.  Which would certainly be nice!

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