I appreciate your attention to this matter. I don’t understand why anyone would want to dismantle their own good standing in society.
Today’s political environment is one where the concept of “Social Justice” has become so ingrained in many people’s minds as to render the perception of being oppressed a reason to be entitled to various forms of compensation. As a result, public apologies; favorable legislation, and demands for forms of financial reparations can be reasonably demanded simply by citing the existence of disparities on basis of race, gender, class, and a variety of other forms of interpersonal distinction. In such an environment, it is unsurprising that statistical evidence of these supposed disparities is often interpreted in such a manner as to maximize the supposed grievance of the oppressed identity groups.
A clear example of this behavior becomes evident when reading a 15-year old article written in 2002 by “anti-racist essayist” Tim Wise. In this article, Tim Wise attempts to establish the oppressed nature of African-Americans by arguing against what he refers…
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