The Peter Morrison Report: End Anti-White Preferences in Texas‏


The
Wall Street
Journal recently
published an op-ed piece by Senator

James Webb
(D-Virginia) calling for a

rollback of racial preferences
[Diversity
and the Myth of White Privilege,
July 22, 2010]
in America, such as affirmative action, quotas, and
minority set-asides in contracting.

Coming
from a
Democrat,
the article was somewhat surprising, and
Webb made some excellent points. He discussed the
blatant unfairness of widespread racial preferences
against white Americans in favor of people who are
non-white, even immigrants, and said that there`s
absolutely no justification for such a policy. Senator
Webb called on lawmakers to end this systemic
discrimination against whites.

Unfortunately, Senator Webb said
that racial preferences for non-immigrant blacks should
remain in place, so his remedy is flawed, as there`s no
basis in the Constitution for treating any group of
Americans as privileged because of their race, and doing
so is fundamentally unfair. However, his article did
serve as a powerful wake-up call for many Americans.

Many people aren`t aware of just
how rampant and widespread racial preferences are, and
tend to think of them as simply a black/white issue.
That`s not the case at all. Asians, Hispanics, American
Indians and Native Hawaiians are all officially entitled
to privileged treatment. Incredibly, immigrants who fall
into any of these categories are entitled to
preferential treatment the minute they step off the
plane, over white Americans whose families have been
here for centuries. This is an outrage.

We have millions of illegal
aliens in this country, and any of their children born
in the US are not only entitled to automatic
citizenship, they`re also automatically entitled to
affirmative action, quotas and every other form of
racial preferences. On top of that, America receives
approximately
one million legal immigrants every year
, and the
vast majority of them are non-whites who automatically

qualify for racial preferences
, relegating white
Americans to the back of the bus when it comes to
scholarships, hiring, promotions, government
contracting, etc.

Theoretically, a descendant of
one of the Japanese fighters who attacked

Pearl Harbor
could come to America, and he would be
have a much better chance of landing a government
contract than an American descended from a US soldier
who

died
defending
Pearl
Harbor.

Turning the majority of Americans
into second class citizens because of the color of their
skin is profoundly immoral, but it`s the law of the
land, and it`s being written into more and more laws.
Under Obamacare,

medical schools,
which are already riddled with
quotas and preferences, will be

required
to do even more to

enroll
“disadvantaged minorities”
if they don`t want to
lose access to government funds. Under the bailout for
the automakers, the government ordered GM and Chrysler
to close two thousand dealerships, mostly in small
towns, and many white male dealership owners were given
the shaft simply

because of their skin color or gender,
according to
the government`s own Inspector General:
[D]ealerships
were retained because they were recently appointed, were
key wholesale parts dealers, or were minority- or
woman-owned dealerships.”
[SIG
TARP Report
,

PDF
]

Even when it`s not required by
law, anti-white discrimination is increasingly becoming
standard operating procedure. A few weeks ago Sam`s
Club, a division of

Wal-Mart,
one of the largest corporations in
America,

announced
that they are going to start making
business loans available to their members, and that they
will focus on non-whites. Bill Gates, the richest man in
America, set aside one billion dollars several years ago
to fund full four year scholarships for college
students, but

white kids
aren`t eligible to apply for them. [PDF]

This has the biggest impact on
the most vulnerable – poor and lower middle class white
kids whose
families
lack the money and connections
to help them get
ahead. Pat Buchanan

wrote recently
about the massive discrimination
against white kids in elite colleges. He quotes a
Princeton professor, Russell Nieli, who reported the
findings of a recent study of
“diversity”
at elite colleges and universities. Nieli said students
who belonged to groups like 4-H, Future Farmers of
America and Junior ROTC shouldn`t mention these
memberships on their college applications, because it
would heavily damage their chances of being accepted.

Nieli lists several groups who
are

severely discriminated
against in upper tier
colleges and universities. Among them are:


“Born-again Christians from the Bible belt, students
from

Appalachia
and other

rural and small-town areas
, people who
have served in the U.S. military, those who have grown
up on farms or ranches,


Mormons
, Pentecostals, Jehovah`s
Witnesses, lower- and middle-class Catholics, working
class


`white ethnics
,` social and political
conservatives
…”

All these preferences are
defended in the name of diversity and righting past
wrongs. But in reality they seem to be motivated

more by a desire to punish white people.

 

Asians,

Pacific Islanders
and Hispanics were never slaves in
America, and they come here of their own free will. Why
should they be privileged over the sons and daughters of
white people?

The other common defense of
racial preferences is that these groups are minorities
and need special protection.
 Well, in many
states, such as California and here in Texas, white
people are now a minority, but no one is adding white
people to the list of privileged groups.

When non-whites are a literal
majority, when do they stop getting called a minority?
In fact, the latest thing is to replace
“minority”
with

“historically under-utilized”
to get around this inconvenient
fact.

We`re also being told that
because most kids in Texas public schools are non-white,
Texas must hire more non-white teachers
, which means
stacking the deck even further against whites. In other
words, when white people are the majority, they must be
discriminated against in the name of helping minorities,
but when whites are a minority, it`s somehow still
necessary to discriminate against them.

This ongoing and systematic
discrimination against white people because of the color
of their skin must stop. Not only is it obviously
unconstitutional and blatantly unfair, it also leads to
widespread anger, resentment, suspicion, enmity and a
breakdown of social cohesion.

In a few decades, by 2042, white
people are projected to become a minority of the
nation`s population. As we`ve seen, there`s no reason to
expect that the situation with racial preferences will
change to reflect this fact, as non-whites make up a
bigger percentage of the population and use their
political power to demand that racial preference in
their favor continue.

If we don`t put an end to all
racial preferences, and do it soon, we are going to wind
up with a balkanized and divided nation.

As Supreme Court Chief Justice
John Roberts wrote in one of his court opinions,
“the way to stop
discrimination on the basis of race is to stop
discriminating on the basis of race.”

Peter
Morrison (
email
him) is a businessman living in
Lumberton, Texas with his wife and four children. He
currently serves on the Lumberton ISD School Board and
as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party. He
says “I believe deeply in the principles of limited
constitutional government, the sanctity of life and that
our state and nation should be run under Thomas
Jefferson`s principle of `Equal Rights for All, Special
Privileges for None.`”
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