March 12, 2012
Why Does Race Still Matter?
I have a confession to make. Unlike the way liberals tell us we're supposed to feel, I have never felt guilty for being white. Never. Sorry. I have been told that, based on the fact that I am white in America, I have a natural advantage over people who are not. A statement like that is not only, to quote the adorable Janeane Garofalo, "racist, straight up," but it is also patently untrue. White people have a natural advantage? Tell that to kids who are white who can't get into the college of their choice because of affirmative action quotas. Better still, tell that to the white schoolkid in Kansas City who got doused with gasoline and set on fire while being told, "You get what you deserve, white boy." Was it true in the past that whites had an advantage? Yes and no. Many, maybe even most, whites did -- but not all. However, it is very important to make this unambiguously clear: no rational person will deny that racial...(Read Full Article)