24 May 2007

Quotas Can Be Good

Having spent too much time on why quotas for women are not needed and a bad idea, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I strongly favor affirmative action for blacks for the reasons expressed by Richard Posner here. Even so, quotas would be a bad idea. Note that this is consistent with my long-time objection to institutional feminism, which is that it is a tool of white backlash against black advancement.

1 comment:

Harry Eagar said...

I am reading Huntington's 'Who Are We?' and have learned that 'affirmative action' was introduced by JFK, who meant it in the sense of 'not affirmative action.'

Quite a fascinating chapter on how the intentions of several important aspects of the Civil Rights Act were stood on their heads.