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Expanding a thought from Twitter.

So, according to the media and tons of people giving advice to POC is that the only sure road to success is hard work.

But when you see successful POC, or, specifically, successful black people, then the refrain is that the only way they could have possibly succeeded is unfair affirmative action.

The only way both of these could be true is if you subscribe to the idea that in the entire world of POC, no one has ever worked hard, and only white people work hard.

Of course, if that is true, then there is no point in telling POC to work hard, because you are believing it to be biologically impossible for them to do so for that many people to have NEVER worked hard.

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Date: 2011-12-13 11:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] willow
Hilary Clinton. "Hard Working Americans".

*arched eyebrow of agreement*

Date: 2011-12-14 01:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] daedala
Yes. Also, white people never become successful with the help of unfair affirmative action. Never, ever, ever. *nods*

(If I am not telegraphing hard enough, I know perfectly well that a good part of my success is due to affirmative action.)

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