April 15, 2014, - 12:01 pm
Why will this blond White kid get affirmative action? Why is he considered Black?
Like many of you, I’ve always opposed the racism euphemistically sanitized with the name “affirmative action.” As we all know, affirmative action consists of racial, ethnic, and gender based preferences for “minorities” in which they get preferred over more qualified White males in hiring, promotions, government contracts, college and grad school admissions, and other areas. It’s racism and bigotry, plain and simple. And, sometimes, it’s applied even to those who are only 1/64th minority.
Then, there is this kid, in the picture above. He has blond hair and very fair skin. He looks White to me, and probably to you, too. And he’s from a rich family. Both of his parents make a lot of money. Yet, this blond, lily-White kid from a wealthy family will be considered Black for affirmative action purposes and always have a leg up on other White kids.
Well, the kid, Julian Fuego Thicke, is 25% Black. His father is Robin Thicke, the successful White pop star and sleazebag who sang in the MTV twerking appearance with Miley Virus last year. And the boy’s mother is actress Paula Patton, who is considered Black, but who has a White mother and a Black father.
And that’s the thing about racist affirmative action, which posturing judges and politicians say was created to address racism and bigotry against minorities. It’s actually racism in favor of minorities and against White males. And, since affirmative action is so tone deaf to reality, it favors those who never have and never will experience discrimination of any kind, such as Julian Thicke. Under affirmative action at any American college or university, this White kid will be considered Black if he checks the box. He will get preference against other White males not only in admissions, but in financial aid and scholarships. And he’ll be preferred for jobs and promotions once he’s hired. And he’ll be eligible for minority set-asides and minority-exclusive bids and contracts with the federal government.
Yup, this White kid whose parents and grandparents are multi-millionaires will get all sorts of “legs up” on poor Whites from Appalachia or Arkansas who had it a lot worse and worked so much harder to get where they were.
Julian Thicke’s father sang the pop hit, “Blurred Lines,” but Julian Thicke–whom the government and affirmative action see as an “oppressed Black kid”–is the real blurred line.
Julian Thicke is a great example of why affirmative action doesn’t work. And why it should end.
BTW, in a stark example of where the real racism is and who discriminates against whom, check out what Thicke told Howard Stern, last year:
The funny thing is, in high school she didn’t take me to prom, her prom, because she didn’t want everyone to know she was with a White guy because she was president of the Black Student Union. I was a secret. She didn’t want to show up with a White guy. Funny right?