Yes, redress discrimination by punishing folks who dont even engage in it, but happen to share the same skin color as some who do. That right there is whack job mainstream liberal thinking. Folks should be treated as individuals and judged on the basis of their individual character, talents, and accomplishments. You will never convince me that it is okay to discriminate, never.<quoted text>
So you have a problem with this (it's the platform):
Support affirmative action to redress discrimination
Also the 77 cents on the dollar thing has been rebuked many times and is nothing more than left wing propaganda, which most liberals because they just want to hear views that reinforce their beliefs swallow hook, line, sinker. The actual wage gap is a few pennies and it's unexplained, which mean it may not even be caused by overt discrimination ... I can think of many reasons other than discrimination that could cause this, in fact:
"The 23-cent gap is simply the average difference between the earnings of men and women employed "full time." What is important is the "adjusted" wage gap-the figure that controls for all the relevant variables. That is what the new AAUW study explores.
The AAUW researchers looked at male and female college graduates one year after graduation. After controlling for several relevant factors (though some were left out, as we shall see), they found that the wage gap narrowed to only 6.6 cents. How much of that is attributable to discrimination? As AAUW spokesperson Lisa Maatz candidly said in an NPR interview, "We are still trying to figure that out."
One of the best studies on the wage gap was released in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Labor. It examined more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and concluded that the 23-cent wage gap "may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers." In the past, women's groups have ignored or explained away such findings.
"In fact," says the National Women's Law Center, "authoritative studies show that even when all relevant career and family attributes are taken into account, there is still a significant, unexplained gap in men's and women's earnings." Not quite. What the 2009 LABOR DEPARTMENT study showed was that when the proper controls are in place, the unexplained (adjusted) wage gap is somewhere between 4.8 and 7 cents."
Feminists such as those the National Women's Law Center have a vested interest in making a problem that barely exists seem like a huge problem. If the truth were known, there would be no reason for them to exist. Asking their opinion about women's issues, is like asking a DEA agent if we should allocate more money to fight the war on drugs.