The Debate Over Education-Based Reparations, Decoded

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No matter how much time passes since the last of the American slaves became free, the feeling that minorities, specifically the descendants of American-held slaves, are owed reparations for their ancestors’ struggles remains a widely-held view.

Never mind the attainment of the Civil Rights movement’s goals. Ignore the enactment of race-based legislation granting minorities advantages in the form of educational opportunity.

Spoken or not, there is still an enduring belief within much of the black community that enough has not been done to ‘level the playing field’ of opportunity in America. The system still owes for the injustices of the past.

And also the perceived injustices of the present.

The perception of institutional racism is pervasive. An examination of the American legal and social landscape show that this perception is just that, a perception, not a tangible reality.

When challenged to name a law or institution that actively discriminates against any minority, champions of the race card simply cannot do so, eschewing logical arguments in favor of flawed platitudes about the black experience and false evidence that disproportionate incarceration rates necessarily indicate racist motives within the system.

Suggest that crime rates and the undeniably correlated arrest and incarceration rates may actually be higher in primarily minority-populated communities?

Racist!

Point out that government programs such as affirmative action, stipends for having babies, and other forms of ‘reparations’ for past discrimination actually have harmed minority communities in logical, tangible ways?

Well, you must be a bigot.

Point out the many examples of minorities who lament the idea of reparations- Clarence Thomas, for one- and they are explained away as Uncle Toms consumed with self-loathing and a desire to be white.

Examples of this monolithic, simplistic, and outdated logic when it comes to race can be found daily, and in the past ten or so years race-based grievances have reached a fever pitch.

To see just how far some are willing to take these grievances, look to college campuses. Like the most extreme stances of the day- wealth redistribution, cops as bounty hunters, Islam as a religion of peace, etc.- collegians seem to have proudly adopted these stances as fact, and are intent on seeing the fruits of these misguided stances enacted into law.

The latest example of this is the notion that not only descendants of slaves, but all African and Caribbean people who are born in or immigrate to the United States, should receive free tuition as reparations for “racial discrimination.”

Here’s the specific instance I am referencing if you are not already familiar:

Western Kentucky University’s Student Government Association passed a resolution Tuesday supporting reparations for African-American students.

The resolution calls on WKU to create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” citing research showing that using standardized test scores in the college admissions process “restricts the college opportunities for needy students, helping higher education perpetuate inequality.”

The resolution passed with a margin of 19-10, with one person declining to vote.

Per usual, the cucks that are left in charge of most state universities willingly adopted the notion, without mention of the cost to the rest of the student body, the slippery slope of such precedent setting, or the obvious lack of detail that such a proposal requires to be implemented in earnest.

Why would these administrators speak up?

After all, the mere suggestion that a minority group's opinion, let alone a formal proposal, may be fallible is just cause for a forced resignation.

Make no mistake about it, this proposal is not only grievance-based hardball- a cash grab that Jesse Jackson could be proud of- it is fraught with dozens of inconsistencies and half-cooked details that make it far from ready to enact.

But hey, you must keep the masses at bay. This is college, after all, not an arena for intellectual debate and well thought out ideas.

Tucker Carlson expertly laid out some of these logical inconsistencies in his interview with Andrea Ambam, the Western Kentucky student senator who co-opted the “resolution”:

Here’s a little hint when watching these sorts of interviews with people who hold these sorts of backward notions about the allegedly racist institution that is AmeriKKKa: when the interview subject begins their every answer with “So,” they are generally full of it. Andrea Ambam is no exception.

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