|Should I feel guilty for sleeping until the afternoon of MLK day?
||[Jan. 21st, 2003|05:47 pm]
Sometimes I just wonder. Evidently because I came from a predominantly white school, I don't relate to what Martin Luther King meant to our society. But I just don't understand how people can keep calling for reparations. And how they can just debate in circles around and around again.|
Equality to me doesn't seem to be found by some sort of reparation. The past was tragic and unequal, but it is only that (the past). I don't understand how inequality can be met with more attempts at inequality.
Doesn't anyone dream of a world where the ethnicity box is absent from our college applications? Where instead of affirmative action, we don't see in black or white or red or yellow. Don't quotas make inoppurtunity out of the thing that is supposed to promote equality?
Maybe I am too immature to understand what true equality is. But wouldn't that be a world without mention of black or white? Race stricken from studies, applications, publications, and reports. Maybe its a fantasy, but it seems more appealing that scolding the white half of a lecture hall for not understand the injustices of racism.