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.
Why would anyone want to 'whitewash' Asians and Jews into being classified as 'white'? I wonder if the answer is actually a straight-forward one. It moves them out of Protected Minority status. And what does that mean? It means they are no longer eligible to compete for the Affirmative Action set-asides available to minorities, where they would be expected to do very well on their merits. It places them instead in the demonized category, where they will be subjected to reverse discrimination. The Asian and Jews are the new White Devils.
Their successes (and the successes of many other non-white immigration groups) blows up the White Supremacy narrative if it's based on actual race, so they must be accused of 'acting White.'
Don't discount that elimination of merit-based measures also benefits whites who might not succeed on merit but still posse the resources to craft the appropriate life narrative, and it removes potentially more capable competitors from the mix.
If the elimination of merit benefits mediocre white people, it will be accidental or in the absence of resolve.
Witness the recorded phone call recently of a white male calling a clinic to inquire about monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19. This is a post-infection treatment that reduces severity, sometimes dramatically.
The clinician informed the caller that the treatment was not available to white people, as they are determined to be 'low risk'. No consideration of the caller's condition, no questions about the severity of the case, no consideration of comorbidities. Black or brown, you quality. White, you don't. Pure racial discrimination, out in the open. Where systematic resolve is in place to discriminate, you won't benefit if you're a member of the targeted group - as this caller found out.
Aggie, I think you missed an important qualifier in my statement.
Do you think an UMC white whose personal physician is a boutique or concierge practice is going to have an issue with the kind of gatekeeping you're discussing?
Do UMC whites who give significant gifts to universities have trouble getting their kids enrolled? I think that even extends down to the UMC whites who can send their kids on six or eight week summer internships to give them the right kind of life experiences to put on a college application.
UMC = ? Don't understand this reference. Upper Middle Class?
With respect to your examples, I would counter that any individual member of society's higher strata would have this access - regardless of race. This is essentially wealth-associated privilege you're referring to, and all races are represented in this class, and they either get there by merit, or by inheritance.
The 'targeted group' - I guess I don't understand this either, Christopher B. The story was regarding Asians and Jews, who are now putatively being classified as White, in order to discriminate against them unfavorably and place them at competitive disadvantage, as newly minted members of the targeted group. "Delegitimizing the success of certain minorities and their causes by saddling them with a perceived form of hereditary privilege—whiteness. Not so? The whole thing is on the typical leftist-progressive vector of absurdity, now. Next up for whiteness: East Indians, followed by Nigerians.
“Stop Thinking in Terms of Objective Journalism”
That ship sailed decades ago. Dan Rather killed it dead with his fake National Guard memo. News was more honest when the “journalists “ didn’t pretend they didn’t have an agenda - like in the 19th century.
Why "get aggressive on CRT". The only reason is if the Democrat party has gone full blown communism. CRT is a Marxist/communist movement intended to convert the U.S. into communism by brainwashing our children. They have been doing this for years but this is much worse and more blatant.
But give how unpopular it is with voters why would democrats get aggressive with it? Because they think they have the power to make an irreversible move that will in fact assure we become more autocratic and move towards communism. This is an all or nothing play on their part and it is either the stupidest mistake Democrats have ever made or the best hail Mary play ever. Time will tell.
I think the Qanon Shamon likely needs meds far more than incarceration. He will surely get no help from the Capitol police as it seems their only meds are to gas prisoners and deny prisoners actual meds or medical treatment. He was at a number of demonstrations and I don't think anybody ever figured out who's side he was on...I think he liked the theatre.