No one is allowed to complain about the lack of fairness or “reverse racism” of a system aimed at ending anti-black racism while simultaneously denying that we live in a society of extreme anti-black racism.
This is not to say that Affirmative Action and other similar programs are perfect or that all criticism of such are steeped in racism or privilege denial. But if you’re going to defend whiney white teenagers complaints of the injustices of the system while simultaneously denying blacks that same opportunity, you’re just making yourself look silly. And lots of people are doing just that. And they need to knock it off. Now.
Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Higher Education in the 21st Century. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, click here. This is part two of a three-part series.