Monday, June 28, 2004

Righteous indignation 

I'm sorry I missed Wendy McElroy's editorial on the anniversary of the University of Michigan affirmative action cases.
It is time to question whether AA is a noble goal. Advocates of U-M's policies speak in collective terms about race disadvantage and gender inequities. What they don't deal with is individuals. AA admission (and other) policies do not look at the individual merits of your son or daughter at the grade average they've struggled to maintain, the volunteer organizations they've joined, the dreaming human beings they are.

Instead, AA advocates see skin color and genitalia. There is nothing noble about that vision.
As Scholar Jack often writes me, whoof.