The Affirmative Action Hoax: Diversity, the Importance of Character and Other Lies

The Affirmative Action Hoax: Diversity, the Importance of Character and Other Lies

The Affirmative Action Hoax: Diversity, the Importance of Character and Other Lies

The Affirmative Action Hoax: Diversity, the Importance of Character and Other Lies

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Affirmative action is the standard euphemism for that type of discrimination whose purpose is to solve the problem of the unequal success of ethnic and/or racial groups. In some instances—for example, against Chinese in Southeast Asia and Jews in Germany between 1933 and 1938—its extent and purpose have been clearly stated. But in the United States, whose ethos is individualistic and democratic and where the victims are the majority, its extent has been hidden and its purpose justified by liberal-seeming excuses. That is why attacks on affirmative action, including this one, concentrate on exposing the enormity of its size and the fraudulence of its justifications.

This book also resembles most other criticisms of affirmative action in that it concentrates mainly, although not completely, on universities. Universities have been at the center of the American affirmative action debate for two reasons: First, academic ability and achievement can be clearly defined, measured, and, consequently, compared. Second, discrimination at universities is more disturbing than elsewhere, since American universities pride themselves on being bastions of liberalism.

However, this book differs from most criticisms of affirmative action in six ways.

First, it names the premise that is the basis of the vicious anti-White discrimination that has pervaded American society since the 1960s.

Second, it demonstrates that the non-academic admissions criteria—diversity, importance of character, etc.—that American universities use to defend anti-White affirmative action never had any purpose except to justify discrimination. No American university ever . . .

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