Thursday, February 5, 2009

What Black History Month Means?

La Shawn Barber is a conservative blogger who was profiled in the Los Angeles Times regarding Black History Month. This is what Barber had to say to the paper:

"Somewhere along the way, liberals came to treat diversity as a god, bowing down before it at the altar in worship. It's become this all-consuming and exalted thing, one that trumps fairness and equal treatment. To liberals, the idea of diversity is superficial. They're obsessed with making sure enough people of this skin color are represented or a certain number of people of that cultural background are recognized. In fact, colleges and universities across the country openly discriminate under so-called affirmative action policies in order to collect more brown faces on campus for the sake of skin deep-only diversity.There is nothing wrong with encouraging people to recognize and appreciate different backgrounds and cultures. But when people focus on nothing else but those differences, it divides us. Race relations will not improve in this country unless people learn to see what unites us, not what separates us."

I'm not sure I totally agree with Barber, but I always respect different opinions. La Shawn Barber's Corner is the name of her blog.

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