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Michael Eric Dyson Goes On
Epic Pro-Affirmative Action Rant

Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/10/2012 7:12:17 PM

Cable news race commentator Michael Eric Dyson went on an extraordinary rant on MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner" about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case relating to affirmative action. Dyson was responding to criticism that President Obama's road was paved for him and how whites view affirmative action. "What is the complaint here? The complaint is when we mess up and we acknowledged that we've messed up, we have to pay the price for it. America tells us as black people, 'Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.' Then acknowledge what you did.

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If a Republican said anything half as bad as this racist they would be excoriated by the media 24/7 for weeks. Nothing will ever make someone like Dyson happy. They thrive in their hate-filled world.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chuck koala, 10/10/2012 7:17:33 PM     (No. 8924131)

Dyson is pretty hard to listen to...sort of a one trick pony.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/10/2012 7:25:10 PM     (No. 8924146)

Obama was given a hand up in everything he did. I don't see what happened to him as Affirmative Action in the same way that many blacks were admitted to college or promoted simply by the system because of skin color. Obama was chosen by a select few elites to become what he has become. He didn't participate in AA programs. He was the product of specialized grooming by rich elites. It is more like a form of cronyism.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/10/2012 7:26:52 PM     (No. 8924151)

You got free labor, black intellectual power was used for your advantage.

If "others" were able to use the labor and intellectual power, how come the blacks weren't able to use it themselves?

It's not like "others" took it all and used it up ...



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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/10/2012 7:27:55 PM     (No. 8924152)

Sorry, I meant to add that you see the same treatment among a lot of whites....like the Kennedys, and probably idiots like Biden.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dante, 10/10/2012 7:29:38 PM     (No. 8924157)

"Acknowledge what you did."

If people living in America today are responsible for what happened in previous centuries, is Dyson responsible for slavery in Africa today? Apparently he feels sharing a skin tone makes you libel for actions in the past, seems you would have even greater liability for actions in the present.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/10/2012 7:31:16 PM     (No. 8924159)

Affirmative action is a pig that no amount of lipstick can disguise. Americans recognize intuitively that it is inherently unjust and irrational - and that it perpetuates the very thing it aspires to combat, racism. When individuals are evaluated and judged on the color of their skin it is racism, regardless of the purported motives of the scheme. The remedy for racism is not more racism. The remedy for racism is to treat individuals AS individuals. All black people are not alike. It is an insult to them to maintain that skin color constitutes "diversity." One can be confident that when people talk about "diversity" what they actually mean is uniformity. All whites are this way, all blacks are that way, all Latinos are the other way, etc. Then there are homosexuals, Muslims, Wiccans, and all the other categories and collectivities that exist only in the mind. The "diversity" racket is collectivism through and through. It is the great scandal of America's universities that this wicked and corrupt cult had its birth and continues to draw its nourishment from the very venues in which critical and independent thinking was once upon cherished.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Arizona Chief, 10/10/2012 7:34:32 PM     (No. 8924169)

The word "diversity", another favorite of the liberal left, is nothing more than dumbing down - everything!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/10/2012 7:35:13 PM     (No. 8924171)

If slaves were the brains and the brawn for whites pre-Civil War, what the heck has been going on since then?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/10/2012 7:51:54 PM     (No. 8924216)

Africa consisted of tribes who were all black and they fought constantly. They also took captives and sold them into slavery. Slavery has no existed for many years - just one more thing for some blacks to whine about while not working, studying or thinking. There are many blacks that have been very successful, but they have to get up and get with it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: yo-yo, 10/10/2012 7:53:06 PM     (No. 8924217)

Even though 0bama doesn't have "slave" blood, the results of his "advancement" should be the final nail in the AA coffin.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/10/2012 8:05:36 PM     (No. 8924238)

This guy is a living caricature of the revolutionaries of black academe.
Throwing out pseudo-legit psycho-nonsense every third word, like he's justifying his position.
Feeling a little insecure, "black" man? It ain't easy to swim with the albatrosses and eat with the lobsters on the half-shell. Or something like that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/10/2012 8:07:31 PM     (No. 8924241)

I am SO SICK of hearing this cr*p that I want to scream!

Dyson is, perhaps, a little more articulate than most race pimps, but the basic message is always the same: Gimme/Gimme More, Honky 'cause you owe me, simply based on the color of my skin.

Well, we've been giving you unearned, undeserved privilege and money throughout my lifetime. This sh** is about to come to a screeching halt! You want it? Earn it! You want what's mine? Better come armed...and prepared to die! I'm not giving it up anymore.

Crony capitalism is about to die under President Romney. Phony affirmative action will die, too.

Here's some valid affirmative action, suckah: In the New America (much like the Old America) everyone will be treated equally! It's character, Jack, NOT COLOR. Get that through your nappy skull!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/10/2012 8:37:10 PM     (No. 8924279)

The word diversity is interesting. The argument for diversity is that it adds to the intellectual fabric of a university campus. So affirmative action is applied to bring in diverse people.
Here is what happens in most cases. Black separate orientation for new students, black separate graduation for those AA cases, where they wear kinte cloth to remind us they are of african descent.

In the classroom, blacks tend to sit together, and do not choose to enter into the diverse discussions they are supposed to bring to the campus. And when they eat at the cafeteria, they sit together, isolated from whites. And they have their own fraternities and sororities, and in one black fraternity, as part of initiation, the bruthas actually brand with a hot iron, the arms of the inductees. But no university bans that practice as inappropriate hazing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 10/10/2012 8:50:47 PM     (No. 8924313)

#11 before PC killed comedy Richard Pryor used to do a wicked send-up of these pseudo intellectual radicals and their garbled syntax.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/10/2012 8:54:10 PM     (No. 8924318)

Mike, we tried it. It didn't work. It never does. We lowered the bar to the ground for your guy. What do we do now, dig a trench for it?

Sorry. Experiment's over.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/10/2012 9:27:04 PM     (No. 8924366)

Name one black culture that has cities with modern traffic control, mass transit, buildings taller than three stories, hospitals, libraries, universities and clean water!
Name an airplane, automobile or truck built by a black company.
Name a culture in the US that has an illegitimacy rate exceeding 76%

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/10/2012 9:27:34 PM     (No. 8924368)

Mentally picture all Continents on this planet.
Now list the contributions of each continent.
Where does Africa place?
In 2012, in America, all people are created equal. No longer will some be considered MORE equal than others.
You reap what you sow.
My grandfathers were coal miners, as was my father. He struggled to get out of the mines and did so. He worked very hard for what little we had, but he EARNED it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: veritas, 10/10/2012 10:10:59 PM     (No. 8924442)

"Black intellectual achievement" -- forehead slap! Now I understand Einstein's hair!

Uhhh, MED? 12%. 85.

Some average IQs, data from Lynn and Vanhanen.

Hong Kong - 107
Japan - 105
France - 98
Kenya - 72
Zimbabwe - 66

Some are even lower.

Yes, really smart people come from every population [you can't keep me from Sowell and Williams, or from praising their work, for example]. But there are significant and seriuos differences in averages, and also in how many [per centage-wise] are out along the critical right tail of the distribution.

Just the messenger. Don't get ticked -- see my screen name. It's not an accident.

"No matter how rare the truth is, supply has always exceeded demand."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/10/2012 10:38:42 PM     (No. 8924482)

Aren`t there laws that people with rabies of the mouth can`t be on the streets?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lalo, 10/10/2012 11:14:21 PM     (No. 8924540)

IQ data can be culturally distorted, and on top of that - some of the most intelligent Caucasians I know have scored at moron level on IQ tests, my super-intelligent and successful father included. Furthermore, recently a poster here identified him or herself as black, and conservative. Call me a goody goody, but I wonder how they would feel if they read the post about IQ's....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: veritas, 10/11/2012 2:00:36 AM     (No. 8924728)

#20: Thanks for posting.

First, while "IQ" and modes of measurement are hardly physics-rigorous, there's no question there is innate intelligence; no question that individuals possess it at differing levels; that more is better than less; and that it can be tracked, or be found to track with, certain other definable factors. As can other human characteristics like height, hair color, the propensity for left-handedness, lactose tolerance, and more.

"Cultural distortion" is an old canard. But maybe those attacks had it backward? Maybe generally-higher intelligence helped produce valuable cultures?

Single-data-point anecdotes don't provide information, especially about population-wide characteristics, which are the subject of #18. Further, any number of factors can be at work in the anecdotes mentioned. But the anecdotes cited do stipulate high intelligence, thus the examples actually reference dissonance between some reported individual IQ scores and observed levels of intelligence in certain individuals.

Last, subjective emotional reactions, already stipulated to be conjectural only, can't have, and can't be permitted, standing to reject, or perhaps worse, to suppress, legitimate, independent-third-party data. Thanks.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/11/2012 11:41:35 AM     (No. 8925724)

So tell all of us uninformed idiots...Mikie, just how long must this Affirmative Action persist before everyone ever offended or agrieved is made 100% well.

I just want a date so we can stop pandering to lazy people that their days as being a bum are numbered!

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

   

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