More liberal prattle: “We’re all one”

May 21, 2012

By Katy Grimes

Too much liberal drivel in today’s newspapers passes for news as well as journalism. Gone is most of the hard news, replaced by front page human-interest stories and social welfare issues.

This prattle is written by pushover cream puffs, who want everyone to feel the pain and agony that comes with being as enlightened as they are.

I didn’t think that Sacramento Bee writer Marcos Breton could write any more twaddle than what prompted my last story about what a tool he was over the failed Kings arena deal. But in Sunday’s Bee, Breton managed to blubber on while simultaneously beating himself up about his past denial of his Hispanic roots.

In a column titled, “Census has shifted, but we’re all one,” Breton wrote, “The U. S. Census Bureaus says I won’t be a minority in California within three years, if not sooner. It also said last week that for the first time in American history, minority births have surpassed white births.”

“I’ve been waiting for this day for years,” Breton said. “I turned my back on the ‘minority’ distinction a long time ago and buried years of negative emotion in the process.”

And then Breton put on the hairshirt of shame and recounted television shows which did not use minority actors for ethnic roles. He spoke of being called a “minority hire,” and of affirmative action policies when he was in college.

Breton attacked Propositions 187 and 209, “which attacked undocumented immigrants and affirmative action, respectively.” Proposition 187, the ban to deny benefits to illegal immigrants, and Prop 209, the ban against preferences based on race, color, sex, ethnicity and national origin, primarily focused on Hispanics and blacks, and ignored the many different Asian cultures and other ethic groups, which also migrated to California.

He failed to note that both initiatives were voted on and passed by the citizens of California for a reason, which had very little to do with racial bias. The votes for measures were driven largely by economics — affirmative action has grossly expanded the public higher education system, and the children and families of illegal immigrants rely heavily on state-funded social services, and healthcare which has also been expanded exponentially.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the number of children in immigrant families has risen nearly 10 times faster than the number in U.S.-born families. They are more likely than those with U.S.-born parents to live in poverty, and are less likely to have health insurance and to receive medical care.

“The Urban Institute finds that the share of children enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade that is composed of children of immigrants (including both foreign-born children and U.S.-born children with foreign-born parents) more than tripled from 6 to 20 percent between 1970 and 2000,” the NCSL found. “By 2015, if current immigration levels continue, children of immigrants will constitute 30 percent of the nation’s school population.”

Instead of acknowledging that the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions is unconstitutional, offensive, and even considered morally wrong, Breton also failed to recognize the damage done to all ethnic minorities by assuming they were educationally inferior, and needed to have the standards lowered in order to get into college and gain employment.

Despite the mess affirmative action has made for Hispanics and Blacks, Asians, excluded from Affirmative Action, have continued to excel educationally, and have very low unemployment as a culture.

As a white female who also entered college during affirmative action, I was on the other end, denied access to some schools because my name was too Anglo. Despite my high GPA, I watched as masses of unqualified students filled up state college classes, only to drop out shortly thereafter.

Despite skin color or ethnicity, the students who made it past the first few weeks proved they had what was required, and were disciplined enough to do the work. And that’s all that should matter.

Affirmative action set people of color up to fail, and was often more of a Scarlet Letter than unpreparedness, or the sometimes lack of language skills.

For those many black and Hispanic students who had the grades and qualified on their own for college, they spoke of how offensive it was to be labeled an Affirmative Action student. Success is now their best revenge.

Breton got one thing right when he shared his anger about being called a “minority hire,” but he missed the point. He blamed racism instead of the ridiculous and damaging liberal policies, which try to make everyone the same. And because that’s not possible, liberals tried to level the playing field by promoting race over achievement, skill, talent and hard work.

Regardless of color or background, those who want to play the victim and whine for a living can always find a cause. Others will study hard, work hard, and get ahead through sheer determination… the old-fashioned way.

We are not all one, and I don’t know anyone who thinks that’s a good idea. But in the liberal utopia, no one can stand out, achievements are a threat to others, and excellence must be quashed.

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 21 May, 2012, 14:01

    If you are a “White, Black, Brown, Red or Yellow Conservative or Libetarian,” in America you depend on the Constitution, laws, free market capitaism, property rights, rules of the road, our national and state flags, as guides and symbols of our nation. These symbols were instituted by White Americans, but have also eventually been applied to all the other racial groups of our country.

    The government was not created to reditribute wealth, but many from “minority” factions in our state have the belief that once they get the “power” of government they will strip all the wealth from anyone that doesn’t have their skin tone. Thus totally disregarding all the history of the United States as a Constitutional Republic.

    Race baiting is big bucks. Just look at what Obama, Jesse, and Al have been able to sponge out of hard working taxpayers. I am sure that the Hispanic Al and Jesse are salivating for their payday! 😉

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  2. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 21 May, 2012, 14:49

    Well God Bless you, Katy. Here we have a blogged article that many reporters would agree with – because it is the simple truth – yet are afraid to author – because they’re scared their politically correct slavemasters would punish them for it. I have written often here about the lack of ‘freedom of press’ we have in America. I admire your courage. Very nicely written.

    You see, the ones who call for a “color blind society” are the same ones who are actually perpetuating the racism and division of the races that they purport to condemn. They are the BIGGEST racists of all. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY is the antithesis of racism. Everyone should get a equal shot based on performance. Affirmative Action programs and favoritism in academic institutions and in the workplace based on the color of skin are inherently racist in origin. Do you see any Affirmative Action programs in the NBA or the NFL? Of course not. Imagine the uproar if suddenly it was required for the NBA to recruit more asians, phillipinos, american indians, pacific islanders, etc… according to their numbers in the general population. HAH! OMG!! There would be outrage!! But if Affirmative Action is used outside the sports professions it’s just fine. No one could ever give me a rational justification for the discrepancy. All the answers I’ve heard were just plain silly.

    You were on the receiving end of the racism by academic institutions so you, in particular, know how it feels. Affirmative Action was never about promoting equality. It was a payback to you for what your ancestors did. If they were HONEST and explained it in that manner – I wouldn’t be as disturbed. But when they LIE and replace one form of racism with another – then calling that ‘equality’ – intelligent people see it for what it is.

    See all of this for what it is: A full-on frontal attack against the majority American racial identity that has, by and large, founded and developed America from it’s infant stages into a superpower. Today illegal foreigners who violate US immigration laws have practically more rights than we American citizens. Some cities and counties throughout America have even given them the right to vote in local elections!!! HAH! It’s a complete upsidedown FARCE!!! The notion of ‘rule of law’ and ‘civilization’ have been all but been dismantled by the political oligarchy which now rules us.

    So now in the name of ‘civilization’ you must move to the back of the bus in academic institutions and in the workplace. Those with a different tint to their skin get to move in front of you – not because they outperformed you – quite the contrary – only because the color of their skin is more valued than yours.

    And that’s the harsh truth.

    My compliments on the article, Katy.

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  3. RealityCheck
    RealityCheck 23 May, 2012, 00:37

    This article is a “big” whine. My family had the top high school student who on merit attended and graduated MIT. My other family members graduated in the 1950’s from college; no affirmative action. So if a person has a Spanish surname you are certain they took your place? White is not a race. Mexican is not a race. The rest of us attended and graduated college working, raising families and using veterans benefits or cash.

    I had a British citizen classmate assuming I got a grant. Our combined household income too high for a grant.

    She got a grant.

    Why are you pushing this white divide?

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  4. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 23 May, 2012, 08:31

    “My family had the top high school student who on merit attended and graduated MIT. My other family members graduated in the 1950′s from college; no affirmative action”

    So a member or two of your family did not benefit through Affirmative Action – therefore the Affirmative Action program does not provide favored status to certain minority groups??? 🙂

    Egocentric lately???

    “White is not a race”

    Are any of you folks college grads on this board? White (caucasion) is certainly classified as a ‘race’. Mexican is not a ‘race’ but ‘hispanic’ certainly is.

    “Why are you pushing this white divide?”

    Affirmative Action which was established to give MINORITY races favored status in both academic institutions and the workplace is pushing the great race divide. Not the ones who are being discriminated against – primarily the caucasion race.

    Get the facts of your story correct.

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  5. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 23 May, 2012, 08:33

    Sorry, typo ‘Caucasian’. Maybe since I got the word wrong I can qualify for Affirmative Action too!!! 😀

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  6. realitycheck
    realitycheck 24 May, 2012, 14:31

    Sorry Beeze, Caucasion is a race, white is a color and while some of you and us can be pretty pale, white is not a human color nor is the proverbial green person you types always say you like.

    Sorry Beeze, not a member or two, ALOT and counting. See Hernandez vs Texas Board of Education. We have blondes, some with blue eyes, but fully Mexican descent. Your types always like to mention that this was a product of rape. No, not so, great majority product of marriage. Marriage prevailed, as Indian woman had land rights, and the gringo wanted land. Thus, community property laws in California based on Mexican colonial law.

    Actually, you ought to Google Henry Louis Gates and you will find lots of you who deny owning slaves actually did. Did your ancestors? Jim Crow laws, fair? Not letting legal black and Mexican Americans vote, fair? Do you believe that since they could not vote; institutions existed without bias?

    Your Republican farmers and poultry ranches hire non-citizens. You had the choice, under Bush to create a path of citizenship. Your hatred failed to execise it. Bushplan included temporary and permanent deporation(depending whether criminal or not) as a part of the path, but you all said NO! Is 50,000 legal slots adequate?

    My birth certificate lists Caucasion. Affirmative Action was intended to be a short term process to “push back” on the institutional bias of the non-Hispanic majority that had a lock on employment and access to higher education.

    Lance Izumi, PRI, has an excellent paper on the fallacy of poor non-English speaking populations not being able to achieve. Your “white” peers had all the teaching slots and they failed to earn their living, because they have a bias. They believe the poor and non-English speaking cannot learn, so they collect a paycheck without earning it.

    All of us got our jobs fairly, in my “backwater-world” You Beeze had majority caucasions of non-Hispanic background hire and promote friends and relatives not qualified for the job, How? by waiving a college degree or creating a job application that only this one person had the speciifc requirements.

    Bottom line the numbers elsewhere on PRI state 40 percent of children from foreign born parent or foreign born themselves. Does not state how many achieved citizenship.

    How hard was it for anyone to get into CSU Sacamento?

    You are not for the Best America, meaning United States, North America includes Mexico. You are needing to look inward and wonder if I should worry about the windows of my home being smashed. Will I be rounded up next because too many births are threat to the Nation in your eyes?

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  7. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 24 May, 2012, 20:47

    “Sorry Beeze, Caucasion is a race, white is a color and while some of you and us can be pretty pale, white is not a human color nor is the proverbial green person you types always say you like”

    Look at any government form, Reality. In the race section it always lists “WHITE” so it is a generally accepted term to describe RACE whether you care to admit it or not. It is interchangable with “Caucasian”. Next time you fill out a census form look at the RACE section. So sorry, you’re on the wrong side of this one.

    “Actually, you ought to Google Henry Louis Gates and you will find lots of you who deny owning slaves actually did”

    Do you hire illegal mexicans to mow your grass, clean your home, watch your kids??? In effect you are hiring slaves. Slavey never left us. It just got transferred from one group to another. It’s called ‘defacto slavery’. heh.

    “Affirmative Action was intended to be a short term process to “push back” on the institutional bias of the non-Hispanic majority that had a lock on employment and access to higher education”

    Affirmative Action is just another racist program that replaced all the racism that you folks protested. Now you’re the racists. How’s that feel?? 🙂

    It’s time for hispanics and other Affirmative Action groups to work hard in school so that you can compete with the asians and whites and not have to depend on Affirmative Action to move ahead. The Affirmative Action program should be degrading to you. You should oppose it because by it’s very nature it implies inferiority. It should be an insult to you. The hispanic culture is the primary reason your kids are flunking out and can’t hold their own in an academic setting. Many of the hispanic parents don’t value education. That’s no secret. Look at the hispanic schools in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, etc… All lag behind. Is that the fault of the asians and the white man too? I suggest you get together with the hispanic culture and encourage them to change their ways so they can successfully adapt in a competitive society. The blame game never got you anywhere, did it??? 🙂

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 24 May, 2012, 23:02

    Here, Reality. From the most recent US Census Form: ITEM #8

    8. What is Person 1’s race? Mark one or more races to
    indicate what this person considers himself/herself to be.

    White
    Black, African Am., or Negro
    American Indian or Alaska Native — Print name of enrolled or principal tribe.

    http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/pdf/d61a.pdf

    ****************************************************************************

    So obviously WHITE is considered a RACE according to the US government.

    Care to retract your earlier statement?

    Or are you going to be another stubborn one who sticks with his original misinformation?

    Which will it be???? 🙂

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  9. RealityCheck
    RealityCheck 25 May, 2012, 08:38

    No, just educated. White not a race. Use of term on Census form does not make it a race. Hispanic is used on Census form, not a race. Black not a race. American Indian not a race. Alaska native not a race.

    Hispanic students are not all failing. Yes, we have “de-facto” slavery. I hire Caucasion housekeepers. Your tribal ‘whites’ are offended by this.

    You know, saying ,many Hispanics do not value education, is evidence you believe you are the superwhite. Many whites fail.

    See you later alligator!

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  10. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 25 May, 2012, 09:50

    “No, just educated. White not a race. Use of term on Census form does not make it a race. Hispanic is used on Census form, not a race. Black not a race. American Indian not a race. Alaska native not a race”

    You are in major denial, friend. I stuffed the truth down your throat and it doesn’t taste so good, does it???

    If the aforementioned descriptions weren’t RACES they wouldn’t be included on practically every demographic form that we fill out that asks SPECIFICALLY FOR “RACE”. heh. You’ve just been proven wrong. Deal with it. And your denial doesn’t help your credibility on these boards either.

    “Hispanic students are not all failing. Yes, we have “de-facto” slavery. I hire Caucasion housekeepers. Your tribal ‘whites’ are offended by this”

    Hispanic students K-12 in California have pathetic test scores and performances in the school system. This is documented everywhere in school performance data. Again, you display your denial. And, again, you harm your own credibility on CWD. Glad you agree that we have ‘defacto slavery’. The hispanics have cornered the housecleaning and grass cutting markets in California. Why aren’t you protesting their enslavements??? Oh, I forgot. You folks hire them too, doncha??? heh.

    “You know, saying ,many Hispanics do not value education, is evidence you believe you are the superwhite. Many whites fail”

    It’s a documented fact that the hispanic culture does not value traditional education and that is one of the prime reasons we see a dropout rate of 50% or more in the hispanic communities of Los Angeles in K-12. More distasteful facts that you propogandist hate to hear.

    “See you later alligator!”

    Now go run away with your hands covering your eyes and your ears while your mouth still flaps away!!! 😀

    Until you folks break out of your denial NOTHING will change within your culture. You will continue to occupy one of the lowest runs on society’s ladder.

    The TRUTH is never pain free. 😀

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