Thursday, May 04, 2006

No Affirmative Action for Immigrants

Edward Blum and Roger Clegg:

Affirmative action on the basis of race, color, or national origin should not be available to any temporary worker—or any recent immigrant, for that matter. In other words, immigrants shouldn't be given a preference in school admissions, public contracting, and employment on the basis of skin color or ethnicity.

After all, someone who has recently entered the country can hardly claim a right to favored treatment to make up for "historical discrimination" against him by American employers or any unit of government. He just got here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Congress thinks it is unfair to single out immigrants as ineligible for racial and ethnic preferences, but cannot justify the unjustifiable use of preferences for such recent arrivals, there is an obvious solution: Ban preferences on the basis of skin color and race for anyone here, whether they came over on the Mayflower or last week. That would be the best solution.

Excellent plan!

5/05/2006 7:06 AM  

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