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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:03 PM

26. Key phrase is in your post

 

"Zero sum game." White people think allowing black people to have something denies it to them. This is from the days when Jim Crow laws and such really did make it a zero sum game. Black people could not belong to many unions because whites wanted those spots. Black children had to attend crumbling schools because the money was reserved for white schools. And so on. Many white people look at affirmative action and think, "That black woman got my job." And they would have been correct 60 years ago. The good stuff was reserved for white people, and they just assume it's the same thing in reverse.

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