"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Affirmative Action Lessons For Dummies!
I do not know where people get the idea that Affirmative Action means incompetent or dumb.That is so far from the truth and is a misguided notion and myth that those who want to end it came up with as an obstruction block to prevent the advancement of minorities.
Affirmative Action implemented to open doors shut to minorities in the past.It did not give anyone who was not qualified entrance into Colleges or Universities or enable anyone without qualifications for a particular job. The applicant was still required to have a certain GPA for admittance or qualifications for a particular job.
There were no automatic good grades issued because of minority status. Once in the door, black students had to earn their grades the same way any white student did by studying and doing the work. More was required of minorities than was of white students in order to receive decent grade in classes. Therefore, minorities had to work harder while going an extra mile to achieve a grade above a "C". Unfortunately, white teachers did not exactly roll out the red carpet and say, “You’re black, so you get an “A” or “B” or pass or graduate.It did not work that way.
For some reason, the Republicans just don't get it, but then again, they've always been against anything that they felt would help black people or people different from them. So true to their discriminatory nature, some Republican students at California University of Berkeley have decided to have a racist cupcake sale. No, I am not kidding. They've put an anouncement on facebook and sent out flyers to announce that it will be held on September 27, 2011.
They plan to sale cupcakes at what they consider discrimination prices by race. Of course, whites will have to pay more and Blacks and Natives Americans will have to pay less to buy one of their cupcakes. If you do not come out and buy one of their cupcakes you will be considered racist. They seem to think that whites are the most deprived, underprivileged, and discriminated race in America and the cupcakes are their way of demonstrating this. According, to their announcement this cupcake sale is to promote diversity. However, the cupcake sale main purpose is to protest Affirmative Action.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?