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Sobran on Affirmative Action

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jun 11, 2003

Black males dominate professional sports, but not because anyone pitched underhand to Jackie Robinson to atone for slavery and segregation.

-- Joseph Sobran, "Those Dizzy Feminists," January 8th, 1997.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 11, 2003 8:38 AM ET USA

    Professional sports is a notoriously bad example to include in any discussion of affirmative action. The skills needed are so rare, and so obvious that a free market almost assures fair treatment. Affirmative action is needed (if it is needed) in areas where skills are fungible, where many people have the same skills, and there are only small differences between large numbers of people. This is apart from whether affirmative action is just or not, which is a close question, in my view.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 11, 2003 6:43 AM ET USA

    I know a certain young man who goes to a certain state university in Charlottesville who joined one of those nefarious young republican groups. Their latest caper was to have a bake sale, cookies for a dollar, but only 75 cents to minorities. What a hoot. I told my significant other (likes cookies) who said she would get a minority to conduct the transaction for her. Not the reaction I expected Then I told my bridge partners. They said it was bad, demeaning and insulting, Well DUH.

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