Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A little ray of sunshine.. an otherwise gloomy election night for conservatives. Government sponsored race-based affirmative action is now officially dead, or at least on life support pending court action, in the state of Michigan.

Some will tell you that this means bad things for minorities, but the experience in California is telling. The statistics are clear; minorities (except for Asians) are less likely to get into elite universities (UCLA, Beserkeley), but more likely overall to graduate.

So ask yourself; would you be more willing to hire a Michigan or Berkeley dropout, or a Ferris State or Cal-Northridge graduate? This is some of the best news that minorities have had in years, even if many don't realize it.


Anonymous said...

That is good news. Race-based affirmative action hurts everyone involved. It is just another example of the government usurping authority and claiming a responsibility that was never theirs in the first place.

Bike Bubba said...

The bitter irony is that those who are suing to prevent this from taking effect are doing so on the basis of "equal protection"--the exact opposite of "affirmative action." The sad part is that such a lawsuit did overturn Colorado's ban on pro-homosexual affirmative action in 1992.