Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Gates of Vienna: Arabs Insist They Are Not “White”. Is Being White a Disadvantage?

Gates of Vienna: Arabs Insist They Are Not “White”

A group of UCLA students of Middle Eastern extraction have protested not being allowed their own ethnic category on surveys. They..."said having their own ethnic designation has real implications for the Middle Eastern communities. The 'white' label can hurt them with universities and companies that use the information to promote diversity, they say."

As Fjordman comments in the article, this tacitly admits that to be of European descent is a disadvantage today.

How far we have come in the last 50 years, and what a long, strange trip it's been, to quote Crosby, Stills, and Nash.


Winston Smith said...

I wish the same option could be available for White people who are ashamed of themselves. Perhaps a category "White - I'm sorry." We're better off without them.

Laurel Loflund said...

Lately I've been of a mind to list my own ethnic category as "White--and what's it to ya?"