Thursday, August 31, 2006

Minority Report

When people talk about minority preferences, be certain you find out exactly what they mean. Why is this important?
Non-Hispanic whites are a now minority in four states and in Washington, D.C., according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The states are Texas (48.9% white), California (43.3%), New Mexico (42.8%), the District of Columbia (29.7%), and Hawaii (23%).

DC and Hawaii, eh? Should those places institute selective hiring practices for whites? Start some "all white" universities, and start "all white" scholarships?

Or would that be a bad idea?


Steve the Troll said...

Yes, they should, but unfortunately this is a federal issue.

Hal said...

Racial preferences are not the way to go. In the end, they only cause systems to become worse by admitting people who are not qualified (or not as qualified) into positions.

For example: University admissions. I don't care what color their skin is, people who can't do basic algebra or write in decent english have no place at any college. There shouldn't be remedial college courses in the most basic subjects. Admitting such people is a waste of taxpayer dollars and a lost opportunity for someone who deserved to be there.

Steve the Troll said...

I agree wholeheartedly, but since racial preferences are the status quo, it seems only fair that if whites are the minority somewhere, they should be shepherded where they may not necessarily deserve to go otherwise.

Maybe some forty acres and a mule instead?