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Today’s blacklisted American: University of California discriminates against everyone but American Indians

Academia: dedicated to segregation!
University of California: dedicated to the new segregation!

“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” The University of California has now joined with the University of Arizona in deciding that American Indians should be afforded special favored treatment above all other races and will therefore no longer have to pay tuition.

From the announcement letter [pdf], signed by the university’s president, Michael Drake:

Starting in Fall 2022, the University will ensure in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Services Fees are fully covered for California residents who are members of federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes. This plan will be funded through a combination of existing State and University financial aid programs as well as other resources.

…The University of California is committed to recognizing and acknowledging historical wrongs endured by Native Americans. I am proud of the efforts the University has made to support the Native American community, including the creation of the UC Native American Opportunity Plan, and appreciate our conversations to date on all the ways in which we can better support Native American students. I am hopeful that this new program will benefit our students and continue to position the University of new program will benefit our students and continue to position the University of California as the institution of choice for Native American students. [emphasis mine]

For giving favored treatment to this special race of people, Drake has most generously decided that everyone else must pay for it:

The program is expected to cost $2.4 million and will be funded mainly by both the state’s and UC’s financial aid programs, according to Drake’s office. .. The approximate annual tuition for a state resident is $13,104, according to the UC Admissions office.

Either that tuition or everyone else’s taxes will certainly have to rise to pay for this free ride.

The utter injustice of this policy is illustrated by the highlighted words. These “historical wrongs” are exactly that, historical. No one for generations has committed these wrongs, nor has anyone experienced them. American Indians haven’t been blocked from attending any college since the 1960s, after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Like everyone else, they have simply been required to find a way to pay for their education.

And to punish everyone else for the mistakes made by their great-great-great grandparents is wrong. Worse, it is even more wrong since a large percentage of the ancestors of today’s population were not even in America when the west was settled in the 19th century. My ancestors, for example, were being oppressed by the Russians in eastern Europe at that time.

True justice is to treat every individual equally, regardless of race, color, creed, or religion. That was the fundamental principle under which the Civil War was fought, and under which the civil rights movement in the 1960s fought to finally end racial discrimination. It was also the fundamental principle underlying the establishment of the United States.

And for more than a half century since the 1960s this nation lived that principle with more success than any other nation ever in the history of the world.

It now appears however that the present generation does not like this principle, and prefers going back to racial favoritism, segregation, and discrimination. They should be careful what they wish for. Giving one race favored treatment won’t really help them, even as it engenders anger and resentment from everyone else. In the end all you get is racial violence and race war. And since the present favored groups, the BIPOC-LBQTG alphabets, are all minorities, their chances in a race war are not very good.

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  • Col Beausabre

    Worse, it is even more wrong since a large percentage of the descendants of today’s population were not even in America when the west was settled in the 19th century. Bob – I think you mean ancestors.

  • Col Beausabre: Fixed. Thank you.

    I write too much too fast.

  • Daniel Ashley

    This hasn’t changed for 30 years. I lived through this in 1993. I heard that my Alma Mater had an opening for a senior executive in their IT arena. So, having been a CIO for 15 years, I decided to apply.

    I heard that unless you were a minority, you would not be considered. Well, I didn’t want to lie, but I was attracted to the job. So, I applied twice — the ONLY differences between the applications was that on one I included my middle initial and claimed to be white (truth). On the other I omitted my middle initial and claimed to be black (lie). Other than that the applications, resumes, and cover letters were identical.

    The “black” me was called for an interview and subsequently hired. The “white” me received a sorry letter about six months later.

    They were racist, anti-whites then. They are racists today.

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “Either that tuition or everyone else’s taxes will certainly have to rise to pay for this free ride.

    The letter states that the funding will come from other financial aid programs, which means that those who are too poor to go to college will be the ones who pay. Not directly but indirectly by not being able to afford to go to college. Because this is a blanket scholarship, deserving students will be left out in order to fund students who may otherwise have had the ability to pay for college.

    This also gives an advantage to this group of students over others. Some of us worked our way through college, taking on jobs during the school year in order to afford school, and our grades suffered for it, limiting our choices of employers. Time spent on the job reduces time spent studying and relaxing, and relaxation time lost decreases performance both in the classroom and at the job. Giving a free ride to undeserving students means that they will either get better grades than they would otherwise, that they won’t get loans that they might have gotten, or that they will have more fun flunking out, because their education now has less value to them.

    The proper solution to this perceived problem is to set up a special scholarship rather than a blanket discrimination.

    I have been on committees that have chosen scholarship recipients, and this method is wrong on every level.

    But President Drake is “pleased to formally announce” this lawlessness.

  • Dick Eagleson

    I predict a sudden upsurge of Elizabeth Warren-esque racial “flags of convenience.” Not that there wasn’t a lot of that already.

    One wonders if perhaps the only thing capable of saving CA is its currently woke overlords being backed into a corner and making it no longer legal for white people to hold office in this benighted state.

  • “Today’s blacklisted American: University of California discriminates against everyone but American Indians”

    It seems the Blacklisted Americans here are the American Indians.

    “Ya’ll just can’t make it without us. Looks like we’ll have to help you out. Again.”

    Here’s an idea. If you want people to move on from victimization, stop treating them like victims. Stop telling them how bad they had it, and focus on how good they can have it. That’s empowerment; not the disempowerment of soft bigotry.

    “People Work to Expectations”

    3rd Rule of Management

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