Racism in our daily lives 3

In the April 5th edition of The Oregonian, on the front page, is an article titled “Western Oregon U. a model for its Latino graduation rate.”

…The Monmouth college’s support programs for Latino students, she said, “are definitely key to my success:

They also help explain why the college completion rate at Western, unlike at most colleges and universities in Oregon and the nation, is higher for Latino students than for their white peers.  Nearly 49 percent of the Latino students at Western graduate within six years, compared with 45 percent of white classmates, according to a study last month by the American Enterprise Institute…

Universities are focusing more on Latino students because they are the fastest-growing population group in the nation.  In Oregon, one in five public school students is Latino, and the number is growing…

Even with financial aid, tuition and other costs continue to be a major barrier to college for Latino students, said Martha Balshem, a PSU sociology professor and a special assistant to the president for diversity…

There are several questions that need to be asked here.  Firstly, if the Latino graduation rate is higher than the white graduation rate, at this university, then why are there no programs to help white students?  Secondly, if it is logical to place an emphasis on Latino students “because they are the fastest-growing population group in the nation” then surely it would be just as logical to place emphasis on white students because “they are the largest population group in the nation” or because this nation was founded upon the culture these white students are heirs to.”  Thirdly, if financial barriers are a prime motivation to render more aid to Latino students, why not cut to the chase and simply focus on low-income students of whatever ethnicity?

The answer to all three of these questions is systematic, and pervasive, racism against whites in America.  It is time we all recognize this and be more vocal about it – not only on the web but also in our real lives.

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13 Responses to Racism in our daily lives 3

  1. Portland bus driver says:

    The following is directly from my union contract. No union member I have spoken with was aware of this policy, and is shocked when they see how it is worded. My union has a black and a Hispanic caucus, maybe I’ll start a white caucus.

    Par. 5. Affirmative Action
    a. The District and the Association recognize a common
    commitment to the equality of opportunity for all.
    Therefore, the Association will support the District’s
    efforts to implement a policy and practice of Affirmative
    Action to correct the effects of any past discrimination
    and to provide the fullest opportunity for minorities and
    females to participate in all levels of employment with the
    District.

  2. Ryan says:

    Blatent racism through and through. One good thing about a depression that we will soon suffer through is that there will not be funds for this garbage. People will be doing their best to survive, and when that happens inequality will not be tolerated. You want to see 200 million Whites lose their mind over diversity? Well its coming.

    • portland1 says:

      Or they will continue to fund these programs and defund Social Security so we have to work until we’re 80 (dead), and they will stop paving roads and allow our military to decay and pretty soon, well pretty soon we’re a 3rd world country! Mission accomplished!

  3. Ryan says:

    When I picture the coming depression, I look back to the great depression, yet things were much different back then than they are now. For starters I believe that 70% of people lived in rural areas, whereas today we have 70% living in cities. Therefore, starvation will be a massive problem, and then along with that will be the spread of diseases. We will witness the onset of the feared pandemic that the media has been hyping about for years.

    I do not look forward to the upheavals that our society will go through. Fifty years ago things seemed undercontrol, but with all the leftist changes of the 60s, which by the way also greatly affected Europe at the same time, we are becoming unglued.

    The west is losing its ability to manufacture, we have more dept than the ability to pay back. Heck some factories in China are even being shut down. So I believe whatever happens, nothing will ever be the same again. I think the past 50 years of marxist ideology is not only the motion of cultural suicide, but a major contributor to our death knell as a people.

    Of course, the prime contributer has from the beggining been where the debt is coming from. Without that, we wouldn’t be in such bad shape. Trace the money, and you will find the answers that your looking for.

    Even the knowledge of how central banking works, is enough justification to realise that things were set in motion long before the 60s. There is no way out, save shutting it down, and no one is able to do that without losing their life over it.

  4. Patrick says:

    @Ryan

    Truth is no one knows whats going to happen until it happens.

  5. Bay Area Guy says:

    Why not cut to the chase and simply focus on low-income students of whatever ethnicity?

    Because whites don’t count, remember? Whites, regardless of actual background, face absolutely no problems in life, are ten times as privileged as multimillionaire non-white comedians, and all contribute to oppression.

    Sarcasm off.

    Anti-racism has absolutely nothing to do with ensuring actual equality, but rather insists on punishing younger generations of whites. Of course, the anti-racist white elites who advocate certain programs don’t actually have to make any sacrifices themselves. Average whites like you and me are the cannon fodder. To clarify, I don’t believe that whites are oppressed citizens or that we’ve lost all of our advantages, but we’re getting closer.

    http://vdare.com/roberts/whams.htm

    For the record, I don’t agree with everything vdare says. However, I think Paul Craig Roberts nailed it.

  6. Bay Area Guy says:

    Hey Jew Among You, I think a post on the virtues of the west is in order. I just stumbled across one the idiotic screeds of Tim Wise (I know, surprising, isn’t it?), where he basically asserted that sexism, class inequality, and racism are uniquely European.

    http://www.lipmagazine.org/~timwise/palepathology.html

    The funny thing about this clown is that despite claiming that “whiteness” is abhorrent partially due to its subversion of rich European cultures, he then reaches all the way back to ancient times in order to disparage the thinking of the Greeks and Romans. In addition to disparaging whites, he doesn’t have a high opinion of European culture either, which reflects his dishonesty.

    He claims that dualistic European thought is responsible for Capitalism, sexism, and other forms of inequality. He bases his assertion on the works of two radical black Afrocentric scholars. He acts as if all non-whites were living in communal bliss until we wicked whites came along.

    Perhaps this fool has never heard of Confucianism, Hammurabi’s Code, the caste system in India, or other systems of inequality.

    I know this is slightly off topic, but I think a post that defends the qualities of the west is sorely needed. After all, why should whites want to fight for their people if their civilization isn’t worth defending?

    Something to think about.

  7. Ryan says:

    You want a post about the west? How about this, and I think it should be framed on the wall for everyone to see for all time:

    IBN WARRAQ
    Why the West Is Best
    My response to Tariq Ramadan
    Last October, I participated in a debate in London, hosted by Intelligence Squared, to consider the motion, “We should not be reluctant to assert the superiority of Western values.” Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan, among others, spoke against the motion; I spoke in favor, focusing on the vast disparities in freedom, human rights, and tolerance between Western and Islamic societies. Here, condensed somewhat, is the case that I made.

    The great ideas of the West—rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression, human rights, and liberal democracy—are superior to any others devised by humankind. It was the West that took steps to abolish slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in Africa, where rival tribes sold black prisoners into slavery. The West has secured freedoms for women and racial and other minorities to an extent unimaginable 60 years ago. The West recognizes and defends the rights of the individual: we are free to think what we want, to read what we want, to practice our religion, to live lives of our choosing.

    In short, the glory of the West, as philosopher Roger Scruton puts it, is that life here is an open book. Under Islam, the book is closed. In many non-Western countries, especially Islamic ones, citizens are not free to read what they wish. In Saudi Arabia, Muslims are not free to convert to Christianity, and Christians are not free to practice their faith—clear violations of Article 18 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In contrast with the mind-numbing enforced certainties and rules of Islam, Western civilization offers what Bertrand Russell once called “liberating doubt,” which encourages the methodological principle of scientific skepticism. Western politics, like science, proceeds through tentative steps of trial and error, open discussion, criticism, and self-correction.

    One could characterize the difference between the West and the Rest as a difference in epistemological principles. The desire for knowledge, no matter where it leads, inherited from the Greeks, has led to an institution unequaled—or very rarely equaled—outside the West: the university. Along with research institutes and libraries, universities are, at least ideally, independent academies that enshrine these epistemological norms, where we can pursue truth in a spirit of disinterested inquiry, free from political pressures. In other words, behind the success of modern Western societies, with their science and technology and open institutions, lies a distinct way of looking at the world, interpreting it, and recognizing and rectifying problems.

    The edifice of modern science and scientific method is one of Western man’s greatest gifts to the world. The West has given us not only nearly every scientific discovery of the last 500 years—from electricity to computers—but also, thanks to its humanitarian impulses, the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International. The West provides the bulk of aid to beleaguered Darfur; Islamic countries are conspicuous by their lack of assistance.

    Moreover, other parts of the world recognize Western superiority. When other societies such as South Korea and Japan have adopted Western political principles, their citizens have flourished. It is to the West, not to Saudi Arabia or Iran, that millions of refugees from theocratic or other totalitarian regimes flee, seeking tolerance and political freedom. Nor would any Western politician be able to get away with the anti-Semitic remarks that former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad made in 2003. Our excusing Mahathir’s diatribe indicates not only a double standard but also a tacit acknowledgment that we apply higher ethical standards to Western leaders.

    A culture that gave the world the novel; the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert; and the paintings of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Rembrandt does not need lessons from societies whose idea of heaven, peopled with female virgins, resembles a cosmic brothel. Nor does the West need lectures on the superior virtue of societies in which women are kept in subjection under sharia, endure genital mutilation, are stoned to death for alleged adultery, and are married off against their will at the age of nine; societies that deny the rights of supposedly lower castes; societies that execute homosexuals and apostates. The West has no use for sanctimonious homilies from societies that cannot provide clean drinking water or sewage systems, that make no provisions for the handicapped, and that leave 40 to 50 percent of their citizens illiterate.

    As Ayatollah Khomeini once famously said, there are no jokes in Islam. The West is able to look at its foibles and laugh, to make fun of its fundamental principles: but there is no equivalent as yet to Monty Python’s Life of Brian in Islam. Can we look forward, someday, to a Life of Mo? Probably not—one more small sign that Western values remain the best, and perhaps the only, means for all people, no matter of what race or creed, to reach their full potential and live in freedom.

    Since 1998, Ibn Warraq has edited several books of Koranic criticism and on the origins of Islam, including Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism, and Which Koran? (forthcoming).

    Ironic that in the same thread I post a depression comment, and an uplifting one.

    • jewamongyou says:

      Very nice! It seems to me, however, that the West converted from an orthodoxy based on Christianity to an orthodoxy based on leftism all too quickly. The political correctness of the left is almost as mind-numbing as the Islam of the East. The short time period in between might represent an anomaly rather than an expression of true “Western culture”. Just being a devil’s advocate here.

      • Ryan says:

        No, I think you are right. These freedoms that we have enjoyed have allowed people to exist inside them who wish to change and subvert them. Only a real powerful watch dog,(Which was supposed to be the media, and patriotic government leaders) could keep such a system in place. However, greed has gotten to us.

        I have been cruising blogs like this off and on for the past year and a half. One thing that always gets me is that people only seem to see that this diversity business is the whole problem, when in reality it is only part of the problem. It is more or less like a symptom, and not the disease itself.

        Diversity didn’t sell off all of our industries. Diversity didn’t get us into more dept than what we could ever pay for. Diversity didn’t put marxists into place at all our learning centers. Diversity didn’t change our spiritual leaders into grovelling cowards. Diversity didn’t create the feminist movement. And diversity didn’t elevate corporations to being more important that the people they prey upon.

        When looking at the diversity issue we face today, you are only seeing part of the problem. What you are seeing is social engineering, and you are not seeing the puppet masters themselves.

        Does anyone really believe that there is an underground communist movement to change everything in the West? With such a long reach that without any kind of backing people just decided they were going to become communists one day out of the blue? Where did it come from? Communism hardly exists in any form outside of Red China.

        Really you guys need to dig deeper, so deep you will be labeled a conspiracy freak, and even then you aren’t deep enough. There are real concrete reasons for the things that we are experiencing, yet to talk about it I suppose i’ll have to start my own blog one day.

        The Christians had it right about usury, because everything we are experiencing today stems from us giving up our financial power. Human life on earth for the past millenia seems to be all about the pursuit of money. When you control the flow of money, you control human life. Money is what is being used against us, not diversity.

  8. The Black says:

    What is White? and What is Latino?

    I’ve met Latinos with blonde hair and blue eyes and Italians who are considered White with dark hair and skin.

    Many Latinos are descended from Sephardic Jews.

    Get your facts straight. If you can take this from an african American.

    • Bay Area Guy says:

      Having travelled to Latin America myself, I know that there are Hispanics of all races. I’ve encountered a good number of white Hispanics in Mexico.

      However, here in the United States, most Hispanics are brown mestizos, which in a way makes them their own race. So while they aren’t technically a race, there aren’t exactly a ton of Hispanics with blonde hair and blue eyes (at least in this country).

    • jewamongyou says:

      What Bay Area Guy said. Also a good mental experiment would be to ask what what people’s reaction would be to a person who flatly said “I don’t like Hispanics. I won’t buy from them, hire them or befriend them”. Would not such a person be described as a “racist”? While we’re at it, there are “blacks” who have blond hair, light eyes and light skin too. So would it be fair to say that blacks are not a race? As a matter of fact, “black” (in the American social sense) indeed might not be a race. For this reason, we should probably be careful to specify context when speaking of ethnic groups and race; there can be much confusion otherwise.

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