Attorney General Eric Holder recently spoke at a black college commencement exercise. In his speech, he stated, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.” That is an agreeable statement; but, the problem is when you have only one side willing to speak openly and candidly, it is difficult to have a dialogue. You cannot have a dialogue when the Liberals continuously use the race card to solve problems.
Holder has to understand on any project, especially race, there is a beginning, a target, and an ending. The beginning started many years ago and was successful. The target has been aimed at and missed, and the ending is now. The beginning was to integrate all facets of life which has happened. The target was for students to be educated. This did not happen in a lot of cases. The educational system stooped to social promoting which did not help. Yes, they graduated without any knowledge, just a certificate for a high school diploma. A lot of the students dropped out and enrolled in the school of crime, drugs, and prison. The students dropped out because they fell behind in their studies due to their lack of knowledge.
This is where the system failed them. Rather than socially promoting them, they should have been helped instead of being elevated to the next level without the knowledge needed to compete. They became discouraged, and then dropped out of the system. These educators keep shaking their heads as to what happened and why did they fail? They failed because they did not care whether a child was ready for the next level only to push him on. Now Holder is blaming Judge Roberts instead of putting the blame where it belongs on the backs of the educational system. What the system created did not work; therefore, we must end the discrimination on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Judge Roberts’ sensible approach was that the path to ending race discrimination is to give less consideration to the issue altogether. This presupposes that racial discrimination is at a sufficiently low-level – that it doesn’t need to be coddled any longer. Judge Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent and argued the 6-2 opinion and also criticized the frequently quoted line by Judge Roberts.
Race discrimination will always be a topic of discussion because no matter what race you are – white, black, or brown, you will think your side is being discriminated against because it gives an advantage to one side. Just a fact of life! There are no winners. Life is what you as an individual make of it. The decisions you make at each turn is what counts. If you are waiting for the politicians to help you, you will be waiting a long time. From Holder’s speech and Sotomayor’s dissent, it tells me they do not want all races to be put on a level playing field.