December 2nd 2018 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– The Hypocrisy Of Affirmative Action –
Simply pairing the words, “hypocrisy,” and, “affirmative action,” might trigger a defensive emotional response, from some readers.
I wrote a similar article on public school funding, last year, that article is here… (Civilians News – Rodriguez vs Texas Schools)
In that article, I discussed the landmark decision, “Texas Public Schools vs Rodriguez,” which was a Supreme Court decision, that basically laid precedence for how public schools are (still) un-equally funded today. To re-iterate, it was in that landmark decision, where it was decided that regional tax revenues, justified funding some public schools, differently than other public schools, on the basis of taxes… And that decision, in hindsight, basically justified, “systemic class-ism,” from the onset of childhood development, since the 1970’s.
To re-iterate…. public schools in regions with less tax revenue, were (and still are) funded less than public schools in wealthier school districts, based on regional tax revenue… and that’s a public school funding system, which is still in place today.
Which also led me to wonder, “how does that funding system…. inter-play with affirmative action, today?” How do you send certain kids to an un-evenly funded public school….based on regional tax revenues… essentially because their districts don’t pay as much in taxes….. but then turn around and give those same kids Ivy League priority, based on, “systemic racism?” (Affirmative Action.)
Isn’t that hypocritical, to say the least?
How do you punish a school district, for not paying as much in taxes, as another school district…. by giving them a weaker public school….. only to reward those same kids, who went to a poorer public school?
-William Larsen, Civilians News
PS:…. Why not just fund all public schools evenly?….. And then put an end to Affirmative Action?