Tuesday, December 03, 2002

CalPundit strikes the right note on Affirmative Action.

One could take the 'two wrongs don't make a right' argument more seriously if more people would acknowledge that the first wrong was still a problem. And, the fact that 40% of Alabamibans (haha I'm so Punny) voted against removing a symbolic ban on interracial marriage tells us that the first wrong is still with us. And, no, I don't think the South has a monopoly on racism. But, as ex neo-con darling Glenn Loury realized after the conservative embrace of the Bell Curve and The End of Racism, it wasn't that the Right had different solutions to racial problems in this country - it's that they (at best) just didn't give a crap.