Now, the story posted below is what sparked this post. It's a chance to analyze the thought process behind left's actions. To really get at the heart of the issue, you'll have to go all the way back to the Lincoln days, when the biggest battle-line drawn between Republicans & Democrats was slavery. Some may be shocked to realize that the Democratic Party fought the abolition of slavery at every turn. Some will try to tell you it was about state's rights, but let's face it. It was about money. The south had become so dependent on slavery to work the fields it would've been economic disaster for them. In the end, they were proven right. Once the war was over, the south was devastated. War-torn, and having to adjust to the difficulty of paying for labor, the south took very long to recover. The Republican Party emancipated the slaves, keep that in mind.
Fast forward to present day. Now the parties are very different, but if you look closely, you'll see democrats are truly racist. What other mentality can explain telling black people they're equal, but they need more help than white people to achieve through affirmative action? How is that equality? They're trying to bridge the achievement gap (supposedly), but all they end up doing is perpetuating a cycle of poverty. I think all sane people could agree on this point:
The reason capitalism works so well is that it allows the best and brightest in their fields to rise to the top of the system and benefit the most. Contribute more, benefit more. Contribute less, benefit less. That's the nature of the beast that was powerful enough to catapult the US past all other nations including the mighty USSR as a world super-power. Capitalism can only be weakened when this logic is abandoned.
When people start worrying about race quotas instead of quality employees, their business will suffer. Because now, instead of just looking at credentials and skills, they're forced to consider the color of your skin. We all know the color of your skin has nothing to do with how well you can do the job, so why are we considering it? This can only hurt a capitalist economy, and I believe that may be happening in the US. It's certainly happening in higher education. Schools are so worried about maintaining diversity, they basically reject people based on race. If you think it's okay because these people being rejected happen to be white, you don't believe in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.
I'm sure most on the left have the best of intentions, but have failed to see how insulting affirmative action is to black people, and unfair to whites at the same time.