« on: January 05, 2005, 02:34:20 PM »
i sat by and have read until now...what if, just what if minorities (all those historically who have not been enslaved or killed or tortured)are now the majorities. i think the real issue is not about "minority" status. it's about the haves and the have nots. the elites who want to remain the elites.
this is scary, but imagine this for one second: what if you were the minority. i know, i know what you are thinking...you're thinking that you'd study and prove the world wrong, right? Wrong. What if you went to some rural high school where the teachers barely knew the English language themselves because they went to the very secondary school you were sitting in...Imagine yourself going to some community college because you shouldn't really have graduated high school, and then imagine yourself transferring to a college that was barely recognized as a university. You would have overcome, right? Wrong. Why you ask, because everyone around you is a minority, everyone received the same or mostly lower level of training/education. And imagine yourself stuck in this world, knowing that if you were the majority, with adequate schooling, you would have fit the mold of the rest of the country....Did you know that less than .05% of those who have endured such a life actually are able to learn the same way that the majority of the country has learned?
it has nothing to do with "minority" status, but everything to do with those who simply don't wish to recognize that not everyone is the same. it's easy to sit on a high horse and not look below...not for me.
for example: we trade with countries that, for all intensive purposes still use slave labor. not fair right? we're not playing on an even playing field right? how can americans have a manufacturing base (the backbone of any industrialized, first-world country) when they're competing with slave labor & cheap commodities. WEll, same thing. Minorities just want to play in the same field. The only way this is possible is through social awareness. if you say minority status is hocus pocus, you're ignorant. if you believe, truly believe that this country still has a long way to go, and people like the republican African-American who refuses to see that not all African-Americans are created equal, then you're on the right American road to what we're going to advocate for others: Freedom and a right to be treated equally!
All those that agree with that article, you have a right to feel the way you do, however, whatever you do, don't ever advocate for a minority, if and when you ever become an attorney. It's hard to advocate for something or someone you don't believe in...
the article is clearly insane & i hope, and i truly hope it was written for pure entertainment, as i've been thoroughly amused by it.
i guess, what i'm ultimately trying to say that the word "minority" should be defined as anyone (any race) that have not been able to obtain the best or even adequate secondary and college education. the word "minority" should be synonymous with the words "have not".