Thursday, August 9, 2018
On the Claim that Black People Are a Marginalized Group
If being a marginalized group means being one of the primary cynosures of American domestic policy FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS (the civil rights era, the Great Society, affirmative action, massive amounts of aid to the inner-city, the formation of the E.E.O.C., the fact that a great many big cities in this country are run by blacks, the fact that the prior President was a black man who infused literally every molecule of the Federal government with racial consciousness, the fact that the average black person gets hundreds of thousands of dollars more in benefits than they dish out in taxes during their lifetime, etc.), then, yeah, blacks are a marginalized group. Other than that, no, not so much.