Ira Katznelson (see my earlier post “Affirmative Action for Whites – began in the 1930s“) wrote a brief opinion piece in the 8/13/2017 NYTimes, “Making Affirmative Action White Again” (“Who Really Got Hand Outs” in the paper edition) that encapsulates the real history of affirmative action for whites. It reminds us of how Federal, state, and local government (not to mention private enterprises) have long favored white people – white affirmative action. The flip side is that African-Americans and Latinos were explicitly excluded from hundreds of $billions in government hand outs and programs starting in the New Deal 1930s and continuing into the late 1960s.
New Trump focus on race reminds us, “All of the liberal praise for civil rights has produced no results over these six decades excepting the ritualized celebration of African American History Month. This is so embedded in our calendar that even Trump issued another executive order announcing it.” —>> read more –>>