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.
More evidence that today’s segregated America didn’t just happen out of individual choices and preferences. The 1930s redlining of neighborhoods by the Home Owners’ Loan Corp, a New Deal housing agency, has had long term effects of segregating people. —>> read more –>>