Haha, yeah I'm back. I wanted to discuss this issue comparing it to the US since a point was raised in one of the posts that AA would be rid off in 25 years or so.However, since AA is used as a mistreatment balancer and since in Africa the ones who were the cause of mistreatment are in power AA was presented for discussion.So my question is, in several decades minority populations will probably make up a big chunk of American population, since through today's statistics whites are increasing their population slower than other groups do. But what if governmental and judicial powers will still be in the hands of whites? Will that mean that AA will still exist since whites are the cause of mistreatment?I understand that it is hard to make such a comparison since it impossible to predict the future, but the hypothetical case presented being true, what are your thoughts?
I agree on all points with you red.Now let'c consider the following:Power is in the hands of those who posess money.Money is acquired through educating oneself.Most blacks were not able to educate themselves because of racist policies and lack of money. A creation of the circle of poverty was followed. AA broke the circle and allowed some blacks to receive education allowing them to earn enough to support education of their children. This brought blacks into positions of power.Now, will their be a need for AA when URM's will live equally to whites? This question might be stupid to some, but successful URM's still use their ethnic status to get into top schools if they are at a numerical disadvantage compared to whites.So when will AA be rid off? When racism and prejudice that cause mistreatment will not exist? I find that impossible.Or when URM's will be qual to whites in terms of power distribution and income?Or is it a combination of both?
Immigration to South Africa is very high from neighboring countries liek Zimbabwe and Zambia, et cetera, (not to say the SA gov't isn't trying to stop them, they are), most of the immigrants are black, should the AA extend to them, or is it more of a restitution type thing? I ask that from a philosphical position (is it morally jsutified), not a policy position (if they are trying to stop immigrants why give them AA?)