“Good People” Supporting Race Discrimination?

By | November 1, 2022

[November 1, 2022]  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments on several legal challenges to anti-Asian race discrimination by Harvard and the University of North Carolina.  What is most interesting was many “good people” took the position and are standing with those universities in support of policies that support race discrimination.

That may be a bit of a harsh statement but I think, perhaps, Harvard’s President Lawrence Bacow said it best:

“The legal battle we have waged, which reaches its apex today, is as important to other colleges and universities, and to society, as it is to us. Educators and scholars, civil rights organizers, historians, and education advocates stand with us. Leaders in business and technology stand with us. Former military officers and the heads of the nation’s service academies stand with us.”

And, that is true.  Race discrimination is very popular in the “best people” in our society, as long as the right people are being discriminated against.  Big business, big tech, the “civil rights” movement, almost all properly credentialed intellectuals, and even top military brass stand with Harvard.  They all favor race discrimination.

Much as slavery was popular with the in-crowd in all of its varieties in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War, today’s elites will be happy if universities continue to discriminate on the basis of skin color.  Those who oppose it are not the elites but a significant majority of Americans have a moral compass that says racial discrimination is evil and no amount of hobnobbing, elite social justice dancing, or high-sounding words can change that.

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30 thoughts on ““Good People” Supporting Race Discrimination?

  1. World Man

    General, you were on this like stink on sh$$. You know the thing. Ha ha ha ha.

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    1. Rawhide Cowboy

      Another Satterfield whack at wokeism and blatant ignorance. If there was a law against stupidity, we would all be rich. Now, we all know that politicians are ignorant and woke, so no shock there.

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  2. Pen Q

    Right. No surprise here. I see it everyday. The “good” people love supporting racism. Yet, they believe it to be a moral imperative. Have they ever stopped to think what they are thinking?

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  3. HAL2001

    Gen. Satterfield hits the ball out of the park on this article. What a put down!

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    1. Forrest Gump

      ….. and he keeps on going by directing his intelligence to other areas of our leadership lives.

      Reply
  4. British Citizen

    True enough, slavery was popular in the 1800s. It took the British Empire to first reject it and then the Americans came on the boat to do the same. In Britain, the solution was pretty much a consensus, but not in America that fought a major war amongst themselves to settle the problem. Cheers!

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  5. Max Foster

    Gen. Satterfield nailed it with his last paragraph:
    “Much as slavery was popular with the in-crowd in all of its varieties in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War, today’s elites will be happy if universities continue to discriminate on the basis of skin color. Those who oppose it are not the elites but a significant majority of Americans have a moral compass that says racial discrimination is evil and no amount of hobnobbing, elite social justice dancing, or high-sounding words can change that.”

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    1. old warrior

      Wow, kicking ass once again, General Satterfield makes a fool out of our political, military, and commercial elites.

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      1. Jerome Smith

        I think the elites made a fool out of themselves. Just me thinking out loud.

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        1. Larry 1

          I’m with u Jerome. ‘Good’ people support racism, not. Why is it that they fall for racist policies so quickly? Those who have common sense know better. Stand up for the family, our community, our police, our military, and nation. Reject Democrats at the ballot box. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Go USA.

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    2. MrJohn22

      Fantastic observation. And who fought the Civil War? Yeah, that’s right.

      Reply
  6. Julia

    I read today’s post and thought to myself, so few words, so much said.

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  7. Army Captain

    Harvard’s president Bacow said, ” Leaders in business and technology stand with us. Former military officers and the heads of the nation’s service academies stand with us.” That says a bunch about his lack of insight, wisdom, and common sense.

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  8. Greg NH

    Are “good people” in America supporting race discrimination? Yep!

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    1. Fred Weber

      We know that the woke military are pissing all over themselves to give “special privileges” to women and blacks that otherwise couldn’t make the cut for service academies. That is leading to a reduction in military readiness and making our country more at risk. When you are weak, others take advantage of you.

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  9. JT Patterson

    It is indeed amazing that our society has been so taken in by high-level elites (the “good” Americans /snark) now publically support racial discrimination. Goes to the heart of moral character. I suppose they are also prolific liars and scoundrals.

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    1. Laughing Monkey

      Man, this is just too good to watch. Someone said that popcorn futures are going thru the roof. Oh, and while you’re buying them (not), do something good and get a copy of Gen. Douglas Satterfield’s book “55 Rules for a Good Life.” It will do you good and it gives you a chance to find out what’s happening inside that brain that led him to be a success in the US Army.

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      1. Northeast

        Yes, and so sad that so many believe race discrimination is “good.”

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  10. Mikka Solarno

    Gen. Doug Satterfield certainly nailed it with this article. Short and sweat putdown of racists.

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  11. Janna Faulkner

    Wow, powerful putdown of racists that think they are goodie two-shoe celebrities.

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    1. Linux Man

      When you are the side of racists, you should really re-consider your position. There are simply no justifications in a society based on merit regardless of the past. The 14th US Amendment to the US Constitution tells us the answer. Either the US Constitution means something or it does not. Folks, make up your minds.

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    2. Maureen S. Sullivan

      Yep, got that right. 💖
      Loving you Janna and Gen. Satterfield.

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      1. Len Jakosky

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