We are an interesting country. We boast of our diversity and seek to rid our country of discrimination. And yet we have actually proposed reverse discrimination.
Did you know that caucasians have the least confidence in the American Dream versus 80% of Asian-Americans, Latinos, and African-Americans who say they are living the dream?*
And education! Check out this statistic: “Among Hispanics, college enrollment growth exceeded the growth in public high school graduates (141%)…The number of public high school graduates increased 63% among blacks and 8% among whites.”**
I am all for equality. However, we have moved from a discriminating culture to a reverse discriminating culture. As Trump would say, I’m all for a female president—just not Hillary. And yet we have begun to make decisions based on gender and race rather than qualifications. Gender and race overshadow real data—as we have seen with our election of the first African American president and this election focused on women’s rights in achieving a first female president.
If we truly want to not discriminate, race and gender should not be considered at all. We should be able to objectively listen to each candidate’s agenda and base our decisions on their character and not gender or race.
*Krogstad, J. M. & Fry, R. (2014, April 24). More Hispanics, blacks enrolling in college, but lag in bachelor’s degrees. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/24/more-hispanics-blacks-enrolling-in-college-but-lag-in-bachelors-degrees/
**Hill, C. (2016, January 22). White people have least confidence in the American dream. Retrieved fromhttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/white-people-think-the-american-dream-is-least-achievable-2015-07-02