Disenfranchisement of Poor Whites Under Hillary

Disenfranchisement of Poor Whites Under Hillary, by Ilana Mercer.

“Within her first 100 days in office” Hillary has vowed to “introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship.” These newly minted Democrats will be speedily naturalized (likely in time for Hillary’s second term). “All families” will be granted “affordable health care,” a privilege very many Americans are without.

Yet another political grant of privilege Americans don’t have, unless pigmentally endowed, is affirmative action. The throngs of immigrants and refugees—whose entry into the US Mrs. Clinton will accelerate, and whose numbers she’ll increase, should she become the next president—will benefit from affirmative action.

So who gets the advantages of affirmative action, which is basically state-sanctioned discrimination and prejudice?

For the purposes of conferring affirmative-action privileges, civil servants have compiled over the decades an ever-accreting list of protected groups, “as distinct from whites.” In addition to blacks, the list entails mainly minorities such as Hispanics—Chileans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Mexicans—Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Asian/Indians, Filipinos, Vietnamese and Cambodians.

Affirmative action was ostensibly crafted to correct “the injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government … not only during the period of slavery but also in the Jim Crow era that followed.” The policy took a very different turn, starting in 1965, “when new immigration laws dramatically altered the demographic makeup of the U.S.” In short, the policies of racial redress were extended to all “people of color,” shifting “from remediation toward discrimination, this time against whites.” …

So recent non-white immigrants to the US benefit from affirmative action, which was originally justified to redress the wrongs done to slaves and their descendants in the US. Meanwhile they prattle on about “white privilege”. Smells like anti-white prejudice.

At least today we have the benefit of a study that explains, with lots of statistics, the manner in which set-in stone racial set-asides operate to the detriment of poor whites in US academia….

In essence: “poor whites need not apply,” quipped Buchanan. …

[T]the affirmative action subterfuge has come about in the teeth of popular opposition and constitutional injunctions against unequal treatment under the law.

Ultimately, under Hillary Clinton’s rule, Syrian, Somali and Mexican new arrivals will continue to supplant poor white Americans in the country’s institutions.