It's Not What You Say, it's Who You Are When You Say It
By Lynn Proctor
St. Petersburg, Florida
December 9, 2015 8:26pm CST
We seem to live in a country of total double standards. If we don't like someone, we seem to be more unforgiving, than if we do like them, or at least respect them. I just read an article that was quoting a conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, who said that minorities seem to do better at "slower" colleges, and ones that do not have as high a standard as the more prestigious ones. The article is here: https://www.yahoo.com/politics/scalia-argues-black-students-benefit-from-slower-210637220.html He went on to say that therefore, affirmative action was not in their best interest, as (I assume) that it was because they were more likely to fail in a system that pushed them into a school that was over their head. Can you imagine what would happen if Donald Trump said this? He would be driven out of the country by every liberal in the nation. He would be called a bigot, a divider, a prejudiced loon, a racist, and every other unflattering name imaginable. This is true for many of our high-profile people. The more controversy over your persona, the less tolerant we seem to be. What will happen as a result of this man's statement? Probably nothing. But if someone like Trump were to even QUOTE the man, he would be strung up. So, it pays to remain meek and insignificant sometimes, as the more power we get, the more people seem to be out to get us. Unless, of course, you are a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Then you can say whatever you like, and nothing much will happen.
10 people like this
• St. Petersburg, Florida
10 Dec 15
It was somewhat of a shocking article. I think as a nation, we are starting to see feelings rising to the surface, and people aren't as careful in what they say. This can be both a bad and good thing. We should look at the information, and perhaps not react quite so emotionally. We never used to be quite as hysterical as we are now.
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 16
well Im a powerless old lady and I do notlike D onald Trump not because he s upposedly prestigious being a billionaire but because of his ethics and I hope to /G od He never gets in as president of our country. I am not mu ch impressed by so called powerful people as I am by a persons ethics and moral standards.
14 Feb 16
If he has hard statistics to back him up, then that is all right. I think that is just hard truth, though not very pleasing to hear. Personally I know it is a fact that Chinese students are topping the schools worldwide in Maths even when their English is not good to start with.