I have contemplated the meaning of “Equality” in America for sometime now. I was raised to see people for who they are, not what color they are or what ethnic group they belong to. However it seems to me that many of the groups claiming to want diversity are promoting actions or policies that limit the very goals that they are supposed to be striving for.
It seems these groups want to be “equal” only until they want to be special. Minority groups want “equal” treatment, but then they want special consideration because of their minority status. What is “equal” about that? They want governmentally imposed advantages in whatever it is they are seeking. Be it a job, school admission situation or other perceived entitlement. That is not “equal” treatment but rather it is forced discrimination. The employer or school administration now has to give extra consideration to a certain applicant because of their minority status, instead of equal consideration based on qualification alone. The government has basically told minorities that they cannot compete on their own. They are not able get that job or be accepted to that school without government intervention. I want to be perfectly clear that I am speaking of the large advocacy groups that have formed to manipulate the legal system, the individual people whom the legislation was intended to protect.
There are at least seven different federal laws dealing with discrimination, with dates ranging from 1963 all the way up to 2008. And topics that range from race to age to physical or mental disability, even genetics is now a covered class. Obviously racial and gender bias are the most well known and discussed. Age discrimination was a hot topic back in the eighties. Back then I was told the group most discriminated against was “white males between 18 and 40 years old”! Because they were not part of any “recognized class”.
As with most legislation that is meant to “help” protect the individual person from big greedy corporate America, instead groups (as mentioned above) and/or government bureaucracies are created who inevitably abuse the very legislation that caused them to be created in the first place.