We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Not brown enough? Why do people want me to think these ways? What's the point? Maybe I am old-fashioned, but I was raised to view people as individuals, while being aware of cultural and subcultural differences. Isn't that normal? Rightly or wrongly, I have a bias towards liking people unless or until they give me reason not to. Often enough, they do. I try to use discernment, but nothing to do with appearance.
Maybe wiser people use the opposite approach, but that's not me.
Color will disappear as the criteripn, and they will try to add the trans people instead - which will infuriate black people (which is not a crazy response on their part).
Assistant Village Idiot
After trashing Reason magazine in Wednesday Morning Links below, I find this article quite REASONable. I've seen Robby Soave on Tucker before and appreciated his point of view so I guess it should not be a shock.
What Robby doesn't address is the fact that if Asians were generally performing poorly, they would instantly become "people of color" and thus fertile ground for increasing their political power through grievance leverage.
Instead, Asians generally outperform whites. The fact that they made choices in their lives that aided their success is not important to the left. What is important is that the "real" people of people of color made choices too and we can't judge those choices. Those "real" people of color deserve the same success as Asians regardless of their choices. So Asians (and whites) are a yardstick to measure how unequal (and therefore unfair) society is and since choices are not something to examine, there must be another reason for the disparity of outcome. It must be privilege. Obviously, those with privilege are oppressing those without privilege. Why else would those unprivileged people of color lag behind? The world isn't right if one group oppresses another so the left has to do something about it. With a wrong to right, they have full moral authority to do whatever they think it takes to rectify the situation and such is the seeds of their power.
First, understand this is a scam by grifters. Give me free stuff because I'm a POC who has been discriminated against. The blacks don't like the hispanics and the Hispanics don't like the blacks but they'll call a truce where it comes to free stuff. But neither of them like the Asians because; A they proved the scam wrong by succeeding through hard work and B because it was never about being a POC it was always a scam and it's THEIR scam and not to be co-opted by Asians.
When I was in college the Asian's were honorary whites and we always discriminated against the blacks by taking hard courses, making good grades and staying out of trouble. No wonder the blacks hate them.
The categories have to coincide with low average IQ to get a class that it's easy to make into dependents. It's only averages but averages are what you can work with, if you're a politician. You work with availability in large numbers.
Not a small effect. World IQ averages
If more Americans listed Other on their government forms, it would make it harder for Stasi Democrats to collect relevant statistics. Sometimes the Other category has a blank ___ to fill in, and you could write American.
The "racial measurement program" is incredibly stupid. The U.S. government has created a problem, and now it's offering to fix the same problem. That's a great hustle!
If we allow too much immigration, as we have, the obvious result will be ethnic conflict. American Universities are supposed to be reserved for Americans. In my book, Africans, Asians, Hindus, and hispanics are not not American, and never will be. I reject the idea that America is a melting pot. There is no such thing. America right now is a disastrous mix of hateful foreign people who simply wish to take the land away from Anglo Saxons. Those foreigners have no right to be here, and they should be sent home. After that, racial measurement and employment laws will no longer be necessary. But the Mob won't like that, they're planning to use those laws to take over the whole operation. This is the real Washington D.C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw1dPsf0JgE