CALIFORNIA’S RACIAL POLITICS HARMS MINORITIES

CALIFORNIA’S RACIAL POLITICS HARMS MINORITIES

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

Across the country, white voters placed Donald Trump in office by a margin of 21 points over Clinton. Their backing helped the GOP gain control of a vast swath of local offices nationwide. But in California, racial politics are pushing our general politics the other direction, way to the left.

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MLK – American Hero

MLK – American Hero

Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers Americans an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating racism in all its forms,” said Thomas Bowden, an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute.

Achievement of a truly color-blind society will require not only that private individuals reject racism, but that government policies and programs cease to favor some citizens over others on the basis of skin color,” Bowden said. “The solution to racism in government does not lie in further race-conscious, affirmative action programs that generate de facto quotas, nor in multicultural education that locates personal identity in one’s ethnic group. Because such policies are themselves racist, they are part of the problem.
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