one can practice "affirmative action" by considering black applicants on an equal basis with white applicants, or on a completely color-blind basis, without using race as a factor in admission decisions......Several Fox News hosts recently praised the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action, and Colbert noticed one problem.
"We don't need affirmative action because racial discrimination is officially over," the host joked on Thursday night. "Don't believe me? Just ask these other white people."
He proceeded to play clips of a Fox News guest, Eric Bolling and Andrea Tantaros all praising the Supreme Court ruling, which allows states to ban the use of race as a factor in college admissions. Tantaros said the decision was what Martin Luther King, Jr. himself would have wanted. In her words, King would have thought, "You know what, we don't need this because there is equality."
"That's right, African-Americans -- Dr. King said he might not make it to the promised land with you, but these guys did," Colbert said, referring to the Fox News hosts, "and they'll let you know how it is."
someday FOX might discover Google.
Reporter: "Do you feel it's fair to request a multibillion dollar program of preferential treatment for the Negro, or any other minority?"
Dr. King: "I do indeed .... Within common law, we have ample precedents for special compensatory programs.... America adopted a policy of special treatment for her millions of veterans .... They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses. They could receive special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs .... There was no appreciable resentment of the preferential treatment being given to the special group."
"Whenever the issue of compensatory treatment for the Negro is raised, some of our friends recoil in horror. The Negro should be granted equality, they agree, but he should ask nothing more. On the surface, this appears reasonable, but it is not realistic."
"A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for the Negro."
hey FOX....no way in hell did MLK ever think like a conservative.
colleges should not ask about race and should not require photographs.....