Because of his disdain for affirmative action, he didn’t check on the box disclosing race on his application to Harvard Business School, which a Harvard official confirms.
The Wall Street Journal
In two days the Supreme Court will in all probability shift the reality of Black and Latino students across America by eliminating consideration of race and rejecting the propriety of affirmative action in gaining cultural diversity on college campuses. It has been said that for many minority students the stakes cannot not be higher and there are dire predictions that demanding that minority students actually do the work and earn their college admissions will see applications plummet, enrollment dwindle and, ultimately, economic peril.
Nearly twenty years ago, the Wall Street Journal printed the above quote about me knowing that it would place me at odds with the African American leadership that controlled the civil rights movement. I was about to be lynched, falsely accused of, at the time, the largest financial fraud in history, and it was important that the civil rights leaders acquiesce in my lynching. Even as I was strung up, the Rainbow/PUSH coalition brought affirmative action to Wall Street.
These civil rights leaders, or as I call them, the hegemony of the Negro Priest-kings, maintained their power mainly by fostering a culture of dependency on handouts. First welfare, then, and even more troubling, affirmative action.
Questioning the intellectual ability of Black men and women has always been the cornerstone of racism. What madness would lead anyone to believe that acquiescing to a position of intellectual inferiority can bring advantage? Affirmative action remains an intellectual non-compete clause that needs now more than ever to be shredded and relegated to history of ill-conceived social experiments.
We have numerous examples of the oppressed marshaling themselves to intellectual competitiveness. When Admiral Matthew Perry opened Japan, the samurai, now cognizant of their inferiority, sent emissaries to America, London and Europe to learn the ways of the west and within 30 years were waging modern warfare against the western powers.
And the experience of American Jews is all the more poignant in that as quotas are used to limit their number at Harvard, we stand truth on its head and use quotas to allow us in. Many liberals are opining that ending affirmative action will be a moral wrong. There are two forms of morality: the morality of the master and the morality of the slave. Although both Jews and Blacks have been slave races, Jews rejected slave morality. They would never accept affirmative action. They would never accept racial quotas. Instead, Jewish families inculcated values of education and discipline upon their children with the force of iron and stormed the gates of ivy towered intellect despite fervent religious hatred.
We blacks must likewise throw off the morality of slaves. We must emulate the strong family structure and values of Japan and Israel. Let us tend to our children and teach them pride rather than dependency and let affirmative action fade as an ugly remnant of slavery.
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