Attacking Affirmative Action Could Win College-Educated Whites Back To Right. By Washington Watcher II.
Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters has a new campaign pitch: End Affirmative Action.
He tossed this issue into the race after he was attacked for mocking the federal government’s strategy to tackle inflation with more diversity at the Federal Reserve.
Maybe he knows something most Republicans don’t: Ditching legalized anti-white discrimination might be just what’s needed for the GOP to win back the demographic most negatively affected by it — college educated whites. Republicans rarely raise the issue. But with anti-white discrimination increasing in education and in the workplace, Masters’ pitch is a smart and necessary appeal. …
The story that Masters highlighted shows the problem with the Affirmative Action regime. In a typical Regime Media puff piece about the federal government’s response to inflation, the Associated Press fawned over the Fed’s increasing diversity: “There are more female, Black and openly gay officials contributing to the central bank’s interest-rate decisions than at any time in its 109-year history.”
Chairman Jerome Powell swears in Lisa Cook to US Federal Reserve, May 2022
AP didn’t explain, of course, how increased diversity would reducing inflation, but it still claims it’s providing new perspectives that will make the Fed much better.
Tweeted Masters, “Finally a compelling explanation for why our economy is doing so well.” Regime Media reporters took grave offense and quickly denounced Masters’ blasphemy.
In a video reply, Masters stood by his comments and said he’s tired of the Democrats’ addiction to race quotas and identity politics. “There is no single policy since the end of Jim Crow that’s been worse or more divisive for race relations in this country,” he declared. Masters also correctly noted that Vice President Kamala Harris counts as an Affirmative Action hire given her proven track record of incompetence. “I’ve never spoken to anyone who can say with a straight face that Kamala was somehow the most qualified candidate for that job,” he added.
I'm declaring war on Joe Biden's dysfunctional affirmative action regime https://t.co/SaYqQRen0X pic.twitter.com/8OU9YLWqA6
— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) August 29, 2022
The video, particularly the comments about Harris, incensed the critics even further. …
He is one of the few Republicans to advocate restricting legal immigration. He’s made immigration a central part of his campaign and openly discussed The Great Replacement. He’s one of the few Republicans to dare attack Critical Race Theory for what it truly is — anti-white racism. And he’s probably the only Republican candidate to notice the color of crime. That too sent MSM Leftists to the fainting couches.
His war on Affirmative Action is smart because it’s a wildly popular idea. …
In 2019, Pew found that 74 percent of Americans prefer companies to hire on merit and exclude racial considerations — even if it results in less diversity. A 2018 NORC survey found that 72 percent of Americans oppose giving preference to blacks in hiring and promotion to rectify past discrimination …
Despite that, corporate America openly discriminates against whites … and brags about it. Examples abound. … Pfizer recently announced a work fellowship that explicitly excluded whites. Last year, Coca-Cola, which had told employees to be “less white,” made and then rescinded a demand that its outside law firms ensure that 30 percent of their lawyers are non-white. … And these are just the known cases. Just imagine all the unwritten discrimination against whites in the workplace, especially after George Floyd’s death.
Discrimination is also worsening in college admissions. Several elite schools now have freshman classes where whites are a minority. … Only 19 percent of incoming freshmen at Johns Hopkins were white for the 2021-22 academic year. Brown, Penn Stanford, and Princeton also have minority-white freshmen classes. It was already difficult to get into an elite school as a white person, but college bureaucrats have decided to make it even harder …
Again, Affirmative Action greatly harms the one white demographic that is slipping away from the GOP: the college-educated. Polls continue to show this is the demographic that might make Republicans do poorly in the upcoming midterms. Incredibly, one survey in July found Republicans polling better among Hispanics than among college-educated whites.
Republicans cannot win elections without college-educated whites. They will never win an election again if they lose this demographic by 20 points. And a few more Hispanic Republicans will not compensate for the difference.
Thus, the GOP needs a pitch for those voters, and Affirmative Action should be it. No matter how Leftist a college-educated white is, he could still lose his job or see his daughter denied a spot at a good school just because of race. A traumatic event like that could dramatically reshape someone’s politics. And it’s a threat that white college graduates will have to worry more about in anti-white America. …
Yet Republicans rarely bring it up on the campaign trail — with the exception of changing admissions standards in high schools. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin won last year partly by highlighting the ridiculous racial quotas imposed in some of the state’s best high schools. Outside of that, Republicans just don’t discuss it. …
Quite probably, fear of being called racist is the reason. Masters faces a bevy of racism accusations for questioning diversity and Affirmative Action. Most Republicans would crumple and do everything in their power to avoid such attacks. Fortunately, candidates like Blake Masters ignore the attacks and focus on a strong message.
Get over the name calling, and defend fairness.