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on 13 May 2004
It is rare to find someone with the courage to even hint at the fact that Affirmative Action is not the panacea for all the social ills in the world, but Thomas Sowell does just that in this inciteful book. By focusing on the effects that Affirmative Action has had on society and economies, rather than offering political and black supremacist rhetoric in its defence, this work has the potential to open the worlds eyes to one of the last bastions of racism - Affirmative Action.
However, if one is going to examine the effects of Affirmative Action around the globe,its application in African countries must not be neglected .This the author unfortunately does.
The most insidious application of Affirmative Action, a.k.a Affirmative Discrimination, is currently being applied in South Africa by the racist ANC government against South Africa's defenseless white youth. Using an apartheid style,divide to rule, strategy the ANC has united all non-white ethnic groupings against a common enemy - whites(non-blacks).This hapless minority targeted for discrimination, is parred down even further, as specified in the racist Employment Equity Act, to white males in particular(also euphemistically refered to as "non-designated groupings")
Prehaps Mr. Sowell has excluded mentioning Africa as,after only ten years of racial oppression, the effects of the ANC regimes's racial engineering programme have not fully been manifested.The world can still turn a blind eye to the suffering of South Africa's white youth who have no hope of casting off the Affirmative Action yoke, which is being tightened ever more vigorously by ANC racial zealots.
However this is not the case in Zimbabwe. This country is THE prime example of the consequences of the application of Affirmative Discrimination against an ethnic minority.Zimbabwe claims to have the created the largest black intelligensia in the world by applying Affirmative racial engineering.What is now patently obvious is that the same political and idealogical reasoning which justifys racial discrimination or "preference" by the state, for or against a particular ethnic grouping, is the same one which resulted in such attrocities as apartheid and the Jewish holocast.
What is the end result of Affirmative Action? Look to Zimbabwe.
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on 10 October 2015
This is a very good book providing a general empirical overview and legal perspective of affirmative actions in different parts of the world.It is useful for scholars and general readers as well. The non-technical style of the book makes it highly accessible, while the scholarly content has not been compromised.
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