Topic: But aren't leftists more racist?
Isn't affirmative action more racist than equally selecting employees/students by socioeconomic need? Why is there a government mandate to integrate minorities based on race alone? That is actually racist. If they need to integrate the lower class, then they should base it off their income, not skin color. How is it possible for minorities to have equal representation, when that is a contradiction? Then saying minorities have a disadvantage based on race, maybe it's a little tiny bit true. But the main disadvantage is class division. In the USA, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans have a higher median household income than Caucasians, yet they are a racial minority . They are more of a racial minority than African Americans, by more than double. Then why does this racial inequality not prevent Asians from ascending the socioeconomic hierarchy? Perhaps the racial inequality of Black and Hispanic people in terms of socioeconomic handicap is based on the cultural and generational trends of poverty, not the prejudice from a social patriarchy.
Just speaking of the USA, African Americans are either from Africa directly, or descended from a line of African slaves or even free Africans. Nearly all of these people would have had ancestors that were living in states of poverty or enslavement, not 200 years ago. Hispanics and Native Americans also would have lived in poverty, or enslavement in fairly recent centuries. This doesn't mean that in the modern world they are so prejudiced against to be unable to accrue wealth. It is probably because historically they have been at an extreme disadvantage with lack of education and socioeconomic foundation in Civilization. Asians however, do have a much longer history of civilized economy. None of this is based on the person's skin color in this day. No matter your skin color, if your parents are lowly educated, you have a much higher chance of being lowly educated as well. If your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. all had low education and low wealth, then maybe it is quite likely for the trend to continue. And the racism in the past years DID disadvantage the ancestors of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans. But is it really that racism is so prominent today, is it really because we don't have enough representatives of minorities in our government and workforce? That doesn't seem to be the case.