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.
I have three comments: 1) It always seemed insane to me to discriminate by race in order to pretend to try to eliminate discrimination, 2) There is no racial discrimination in the US anymore, except in schools and businesses which are trying to keep their black and Hispanic (which isn't a race anyway - it's a language) numbers up, and thus discriminate against all other races, especially Asians, and 3) It was interesting, but not surprising, to see the dissenters focused on their preferredresults, as they imagine them, instead of on the law. That's not what we pay them to do - their job is not to make policy and, when they do, they are playing God. We are a nation of laws, not men.
Mr. B Esq.
I agree with your sentiments expressed. But where would Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi stand?
Since Nancy Pelosi is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, an arm of Socialist Internationale
we can say that she is no doubt in agreement with their position on race, as outlined in their "Where We Stand" pamplet. Let's take a look at it..
Racial equality. Our concept of socialism is forthrightly anti-racist. After more than 350 years,racism is deeply ingrained in our country's institutions, social patterns, consciousness, and even social movements. The postwar civil rights movement broke the back of segregation and renewed the struggle against its consequences, bringing to the left in America a new moral vision and a more developed understanding of the importance of community, institutional networks, and popular symbols in shaping a political movement. To be genuinely multiracial, a socialist movement must respect the particular goals of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and other communities of color. It must place a high priority on economic justice to eradicate the sources of inequality; on affirmative action and other compensatory programs to overcome ongoing discrimination and the legacy of inequality; and on social justice to change the behavior, attitudes, and ideas that foster racism.
Curiously this raises what they mean by a host of things like "economic justice"..Looky here.. Section 4 "A Strategy for the New Left" outlines it this way...
"*Socialists have historically supported public ownership and control of the major economic institutions of society -- the large corporations -- in order to eliminate the injustice and inequality of a class-based society, and have depended on the the organization of a working class party to gain state power to achieve such ends.* In the United States, socialists joined with others on the Left to build a broad-based, anti-corporate coalition, with the unions at the center, to address the needs of the majority by opposing the excesses of private enterprise. Many socialists have seen the Democratic Party, since at least the New Deal, as the key political arena in which to consolidate this coalition, because the Democratic Party held the allegiance of our natural allies. Through control of the government by the Democratic Party coalition, led by anti-corporate forces, a progressive program regulating the corporations, redistributing income, fostering economic growth and expanding social programs could be realized."
Well that's what the outfit that our Speaker of the House and many of the Committee Chairmen of the Congress believe in are are trying to accomplish.
Visit the website that Nancy does for her guidance.