The New ‘Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming


Before our Black Lives Matter moment, one had not thought of the NBC networks as shot through with “systemic racism.”

Yet, what other explanation is there for this week’s draconian personnel decision of NBCUniversal chairman Cesar Conde.

According to Conde, the white share of NBC’s workforce, now 74% and divided evenly between men and women, will be chopped to 50%.

Persons of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and multiracial folks — are to rise from the present 26% of NBCUniversal’s workforce to 50%.

What does this mean?

White men will be slashed as a share of NBCUniversal’s employees from the present 38% to 25%, — a cut of one-third — and then capped to ensure that people of color and women reach and remain at 50%.

White men can fall below one-fourth of the workforce, but their numbers will not be permitted to go any higher.

To impose race and gender quotas like this on the workforce at NBCUniversal — half women, half persons of color — would seem to trample all over the spirit, if not the letter, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Why is Conde doing this?

“(W)e have a unique responsibility to look like and reflect all of the people of the country we serve,” he says.

But whence comes this responsibility, the realization of which means active discrimination against new employees because they are the wrong gender or race: i.e, they are unwanted white men?

 

America has succeeded as a meritocracy where excellence was rewarded, be it in athletics or academics. Our Olympic teams have triumphed when we send the best we had in every event.

This egalitarian and ideological revolt against excellence is also arising in Fairfax County, Virginia, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which, concedes The Washington Post, "often ranks as the top public high school in the United States."

Why does TJ have a problem? Writes the Post reporter, the school is "notorious for failing to admit black and Latino students."

Does TJ discriminate in its admissions against Blacks and Hispanics? Is the school a throwback to the old days of "massive resistance"?

Of 486 students in the freshman class this fall at the school, the number of Black students is tiny, smaller even than the 3% of the class that is Hispanic. Is this yet another example of "white privilege" at work?

Hardly. Whites make up only 17% of TJ's incoming class.

The problem, if it is a problem, is Asian Americans. Three in 4 members of the fall freshman class at TJ are of Asian heritage.

Why do Asian American kids predominate? Are they being admitted on the basis of their race or ethnicity?

No, again. Asians are 73% of the incoming class because they excelled on the admissions tests in math, reading and science, and on the essay-writing assignment.

They won admission to TJ not based on their ethnicity or race but their academic excellence as demonstrated in standardized tests taken by students all over Fairfax and surrounding counties.

Thomas Jefferson principal Ann Bonitatibus says of her school, "We do not reflect the racial composition" of the Fairfax County Public School System.

No, it does not. But so what, if Thomas Jefferson ranks among the top STEM schools in the entire United States?

And Bonitatibus' comment raises a legitimate question:

Is it possible to reflect the "racial composition" of Fairfax Country and to remain "the top public high school In the United States"?

A related issue is up in California. In 1996, in a state referendum, Californians voted 55-45 to embed a colorblind amendment in their state constitution:

"The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."

Clear, coherent and colorblind.

The Democratic legislature, however, wants to be rid of this amendment as it outlaws the kind of racial and ethnic discrimination in which Sacramento wishes to engage.

An amendment is on the November ballot to repeal the colorblind amendment and allow California to start discriminating again -- in favor of African Americans and Hispanics and against Asians and white men -- to alter the present racial balance in state university admissions and the awarding of state contracts.

If this passes, more Hispanics and Blacks with lower test scores will be admitted to elite state schools like UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, based on race, and fewer Asians and whites. Practices that were regarded as race discrimination and supposedly outlawed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will henceforth be seen as commendable and mandatory.

There will be racial and ethnic discrimination, as in the days of segregation. Only the color of the beneficiaries and the color of the victims will be reversed.

And that is the meaning of the BLM revolution, which might be encapsulated: "It's our turn now!"

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."

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61 thoughts on “The New ‘Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming”

  1. So rather than attempt to raise the education level of minorities the intent is to bring all down to a lower level. That is the intent of socialism to bring education down to the lowest common denominator. That is the way to make the greatest country in the world a third world slum.

    1. Isn’t that what the demoncraps have worked towards with segregation and affirmative action???
      Instead of the politicians doing THEIR jobs and finding a way to improve the minority communities, they’d rather blame the white man and take away everything that hard working Americans have worked for and towards.

      They (Demoncraps) just want to bring the country down into communism. Nasty Pelosi, F**k Shoomer, Caustic Cortez and the rest have GOT TO GO!!!

      1. Unfortunately, in our race to pander to our own self-oppressive guilt, we have lowered the bar in everything! To lay out all the places and ways the bars have been lowered would make angry, irritate, and draw forth the ire from every single group! A- to Z, to virtue signal to me, the bar is wide open! But you cannot go get a drink, for those bars are closed!

    2. What a f______ up mess this is turning out to be. Racism, Blacks against the rest of the world, that’s going to work out well. Time for silent majority to stand up against the oppression that the Marxists BLM is about to bestow on this country!

      1. Totally correct. What will this plan solve? Absolutely nothing. It will only make America weak because the stronger leaders will be eliminated. I feel sorry for our children, as they will not even given the chance of seeking an education. Everyone has the same opportunity now, just because some don’t work hard to succeed, doesn’t mean that they deserve a free ride. God save America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🙌

        1. We need to form underground educational networks so those suffering the reverse discrimination won’t be left uneducated, not to mention to inoculate our kids against the blatant lies they’ll be told in school.

      2. But you are being a nasty man and might hurt their feelings. Look what blacks have brought to the table; rap-crap, mother as a half word, underwear showing with pants hanging down, car-jackings, and smash and grab, to name a few.

    3. It already is . Senator Mike Lee introduced a bill to give Indians , from India special Visas so they could come work in the Hi-Tec feild . American Educators Dumbed Down American Children so some Minorities could compete and Dumbed Down all of America in the process. Now we have to Import Smart People .

    4. Most major cities all over America that are controlled by democRAT mayors and the democRAT party are indeed like third world slums. Crime is skyrocketing in most of them because of the “sanctuary city agenda”. Most are losing their police forces through resignations and city governments making it impossible for the rule of law to be enforced. This can only lead to one thing and I’m sure I don’t even have to spell it out.

      Keep it up comrades and comradettes, your day of reckoning is closing in fast.

    5. IQ tests show average Asian at 103, whites at 100, Hispanics at 87, and blacks at 75 to 85, depending upon where their ancestors were from.

  2. As the United States remains on the lower spectrum of worldwide scholastic competition, our ingenious educational politically correct boobs have decided that melanin is more important than brains.

  3. Systemic racism is a feel good term created by wacko liberals trying to erase the power educated hard working whites have in the success of America. ‘BULL SHITT’.

  4. If this continues we will never see AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM again. China is winning.
    The left wants to dumb down our society so that it will be easier to control the people.

    1. Specifically during the past 3.5 years the democRAT party has shown their true colors and it’s not black & white, IT IS RED. Big changes are in the winds and it won’t be the changes the liberals, BLM and Antifa are hoping for. The NFL caving to Kapernick and the (name & logo) fascists will do nothing but encourage the despots burning down town after town to expand their territory. When people backs are against a wall is when they will have the strength and determination to fight back by whatever means necessary.

  5. If we send in our third string to compete globally, the USA will lose. They can’t compete against other countries brightest and best. We don’t do this in sports, so why would we do this academically?
    Also, speaking of sports, wouldn’t this make it necessary to reconstruct all basketball, football and other sports teams and reduce the number of black athletes in the name of diversity?
    Other thoughts…1) Reparation- slavery was instituted by a black man who brought a case before Scotus over a black run away indentured servant. The biggest slave owner was a freed black man in SC. Yes black people owned slaves, too. The slave trade would not have evolved as it did without black Africans who captured and sold their neighbors in Ghana. Ghanaians also, owned slaves as was common throughout Africa at the time. This has already been paid through the purchase of Liberia where former slaves were offered the opportunity to return to Africa. Those who did immediately enslaved the native residents. Former slaves were offered 40 acres and a mule- few accepted. Landowners donated and purchased land, built houses and financed black comminities in many areas of the South. Prior to welfare in the late 30s, 40% of black Americans owned their own businessess, less than 5% of black children were illegitimate, and many black schools could outperform white schools. 2) Indenture and corporal punishment were not only for black people. Please look up how horribly Scottish POWs were treated. Many did not survive their. 7-15 year indenture. 3) The most hazardous work was seldom done by black people because they had value to their owners. The Irish predominately were given the worst jobs and they were happy to get them because they had some money to send to their families in Ireland ti buy food during the famine.
    Life is not always fair. It never has been.

    1. Who is responsible for the current comdition of our education system? That would be teacher labor unions. They have dumb ed down every level of education just like they have done to all major industries that are unionized. It is nothing buy mob rule and the threat of violence by the mobs that have made education a joke in America. Mediocre or less than mediocre educators that can’t be fired even for incompetence or any other infraction is what public education is today. Public education has been taken over as part of the leftist agenda espoused my Marx and Lennin.

  6. I guess hiring the best person for the job isn’t going to work any more. If those companies want to do that they can have poor profomance in there work place.

  7. This same racial distribution should be used for all professional sports. Who cares about skill or genetic differences in height!

    1. Absolutely! Everyone knows whites are just as good as blacks at basketball. Of course that’s not true, but with all-around affirmative action using the NBCUniversal model, half of a basketball team would be white. And lose to a black team.

  8. We have allowed our selves to become slaves to capitalistic management rather than controls of it. Now the liberal agenda is using the very capital of our society against us. The answer is easy.
    Turn off NBC. Don’t read it, or listen to it. Soon business advertisements fall away since circulation will no longer exist. Let NBC obliterate itself. They cannot survive without money. That is their very nourishment.

  9. Quote: ““(W)e have a unique responsibility to look like and reflect all of the people of the country we serve,” he says.” Even if he is right in that assumption, he is wrong on the math. Quote: “The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 61% of the nation’s total, with the total White population (including White Hispanics and Latinos ) being 77%.” So by capping whites to no more than 50% understates them by 11%. What ever happened to SCIENCE? Or does mathematics not qualify because if you wish 2 plus 2 can equal any number you wish it too?

  10. Where did my beautiful America go? America was really getting better. Race relations were at its all time high. The economy was at its all time high. Who pulled the rug out? The traitors responsible for this tragedy should be dealt with severely. Before it is too late something must be done to restore our great nation. Thinking people knows what is going on.

  11. Sounds like a GREAT expensive LAWSUIT against NBC . . . Sue them OUT of business and INTO POVERTY. One DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  12. So basically dumbing down mental ability skills in schools who are training to become our future scientist, engineers, etc. based on the selection process which relies on a standardized test score level is the way to better-trained future achievers, instead of correcting the school development programs which encourages learning these skills despite the racial background. The main reason there are so many Asian Americans with high achievement in math and science skills has to do mainly with emphasis pushed on to the individuals from an early age. Math and science programs are not taught correctly in the lower grades except in private schools that have trained teachers that teach these subjects to encourage the students and nor do families in settings that most black students help encourage for socio-economic reasons.
    We need to raise the instructions levels given to students who show interest in math and science in all levels of income.

    1. Todays public school students don’t come there to learn. They come for breakfast, lunch and a sack of food to take home for supper because their parents are not required to actually take responsibility for their off spring. Teachers no longer teach. They are basically baby sitters. During the quarantine many schools cancelled classes. Oh but not the free meals programs. Parents in big fancy cars and SUV’s were lined up to pick up the food handouts. Talk about a totally screwed up liberal system. But that is what liberalism and the democRATs want. WE WANT YOUR VOTES IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE THINGS is their mantra. Sadly they are getting away with it at least since 1964.

  13. When the admission process in education is based on other than scholastic achievement, the output will reflect that in an inability to create scientific advances and to solve problems. This will also be reflected in a severe drop in confidence in graduates of such an institution, such that hiring and salaries of such graduates will be drastically reduced. It is a very slippery slope from which there will be no recovery. Who needs a UCLA or University of California, Berkeley, when a local community college produces better educated graduates?

    1. I had the opportunity to work in an industry where I could hire and fire people. A college education was required for the positions. But college educations did not guarantee success. During the past 10 years I had the unhappy task of firing many people even with Masters degrees due to incompetence and the inability to work productively in a very high stress environment. They has the degree and the book learning but that is not enough in the private sector. And when they were terminated for good reason they immediately went to HR to challenge my decisions based solely on what counts in the private sector; being able to do the work you are supposed to be qualified to do. And then there were the ones that after filling out an application for employment and were told they would need to pass a drug test, just got up and walked out. There were lots of these. Drug testing IS REQUIRED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR but probably not in the schools they attended. TOO BAD. Life isn’t fair, it was never meant to be. It was meant to be hard and discriminatory to weed out the Riff Raff.

  14. National Review Magazine presaged this in what they thought was a tongue-in-cheek article sometime in the sixties. The only thing I remember specifically was that competitive runners were required to carry weights in competition in proportion to their athletic ability. That way everyone was equal.

  15. Americans , we must demand Justice John Roberts step down . He has ongoing Brain issues and continues to this day . We can NOT have a Chief Justice with Brain Problems deciding critical issues at this time in History . Also this could explain some of his recent decisions .

  16. THEY ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THAN THEIR KINFOLKS IN AFRICA. LOOK AT THOSE WHO HAVE ADOPTED THE WHITE MAN’S CULTURE. THERE ARE DOING GREAT. THEIR TROUBLES CAN ONLY BE SOLVED BY THEMSELVES. THEIR LIFESTYLE IS THEIR PROBLEM AND IS HOLDING THEM BACK. THERE PROBLEMS MUST BE SLOVED BY THEMSELVES NOT SOME SOCIALISTIC PARTY.

  17. Every person should boycott every company that violates our “equal” laws and Constitution. Affirmative Action says no discrimination based on “race, sex, color, or creed”. So discriminating against qualified Whites in hiring is a federal offense that needs to be punished with loss of profits, fines, and immediate investigations of all who openly claim their policy to violate the law–and many, many lawsuits to teach major corporations they are not above the law either.

  18. Meanwhile, India and China hold national merit tests to determine admission to the best schools. This ends badly for the USA

  19. The real racists are Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party. It is also an insult to minorities, as they are taught that the only way to get anywhere in life is through the help of the crutch of government. Remember…everything the left touches it destroys!!

  20. i agree 100 % with robert,education is the answer.we where warned this would happen over 50 years ago!! for thoes who study history and thoes who lived through thoes years will remember (nakita kruchev) predicting this very same senerio we are experiencing now TOTAL COMMUNISTIC SOCIALISIM!! FOR ALL YOU IDIOTS THAT DONT UNDERSTAND FACT CK. HISTORY OR MOVE TO A SOCIALIST COUNTRY!!

  21. This is extremely stupid and dangerous! undermining the racial foundations, all because of a group of lawless and demented anarchists hiding behind the BLM movement- and to see these people try to cram Black Lives Matter down the faces and throats of other honest American people who have nothing with this lunatic piece of Marxism really disturbs me! a young lady was shot and killed by BLM extremists after saying that ALL LIVES MATTER-and it’s time to put these people on notice that the “Burning, Lootings, and Murdering” has crossed the police line, and they need to be treated as the criminals that they are, and put in jail! this stupidity is obviously an attempt to use Marxist and Socialist values in our country, and that kind of bullshit has no place in America! ALL LIVES MATTER, both Black and White, and there is absolutely no exclusive title for any race to use to deny and disregard another race, and whoever is behind this campaign needs to be brought to justice, because this kind of behavior has bordered on Treason and plain, simple, crime! America doesn’t need to get “woke” by the likes of radical liberal philosophy, LGBTQ rights, or other demented concepts and the behaviors from the aggressively liberal left have to be put strongly into its place when it incites such dangerous behavior, which is seriously unacceptable and insanely stupid! and again, ALL LIVES MATTER! and if the BLM people don’t like that, TOO BAD!!

  22. This is why the Democrats want to take our guns away from us. So they can control us just like Hitler did in the second world war. He took all the guns and freedom of speech away from the German people so him and his band of thugs could take over Germany.

  23. The idea of allowing the less educated into a University would only degrade the standards of that so-called higher educational system. Businesses are run successfully when their employees are educated. Any public office is more efficient when the person holding that position is more highly educated.
    This reality of allowing anyone because of a given color, does only down grade the future of any business. Only in this case it is the entire United States of America. Socialism in its purest form has never worked, will not work, nor will it work here at all.
    Changing things now is the work of the democratic party and those with money. Their only ideals are to be in power and remain in power. This puts it in perspective. Its all about power. The very few at the top and the masses below.

  24. If equality is truly the objective, then lets have true equality. Equality in business, sports, television, music, movies, schools, healthcare etc. Equality in employment, housing, paying taxes, paying for health insurance, etc. We are all americans so we should all receive the same benefits and pay the same price. Isn’t that equality. Forget the person who is handicapped ( mental or physical), forget the person who excells in sports, forget the person who has an above average IQ, unless they fall into the percentage of their population for their race and gender.
    According to the 2013–2017 American Community Survey, the racial composition of the United States in 2017 was:[93]

    Race Population (2017 est.) Share of total population
    Total 321,004,407 100%
    One race 310,923,363 96.9%
    White 234,370,202 73.0%
    Black or African American 40,610,815 12.7%
    American Indian and Alaska Native 2,632,102 0.8%
    Asian 17,186,320 5.4%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 570,116 0.2%
    Other races 15,553,808 4.8%
    Two or more races 10,081,044 3.1%
    White and Black or African American 2,657,560 0.8%
    White and American Indian and Alaska Native 1,905,946 0.6%
    White and Asian 2,057,321 0.6%
    Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 319,097 0.1%
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 56,510,571 17.6%
    Mexican 35,709,528 11.1%
    Puerto Rican 5,418,521 1.7%
    Cuban 2,158,962 0.7%
    Other Hispanic or Latino 13,223,560 4.1%
    Not Hispanic or Latino 264,493,836 82.4%
    White (non-Hispanic) 197,277,789 61.5%
    Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 39,445,495 12.3%
    American Indian and Alaska Native (non-Hispanic) 2,098,763 0.7%
    Asian (non-Hispanic) 16,989,540 5.3%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic) 515,522 0.2%
    Some other race (non-Hispanic) 715,432 0.2%
    Two or more races 7,451,295 2.3%
    How many wonderful people, who would be a bright light in this world,would be dismissed because of this. The United States of America is not perfect. It has had many struggles since its inception. It has made much progress for ALL of its citizens. It needs to continue to strive to correct wrongs. But you cannot change its history. You can only make it better. It is the country that people all over the world want to come to. It is the country that the world ENVIES.
    Why would anyone want to distroy it? Accept the fact that you (a US citizen) are priviledged and so fortunate to live in a country that allows you to have free speech, strive and work to become anything you want to be and a welfare system that helps you through ruff times when needed. Don’t distroy this beautiful country, while striving for equal rights by taking others rights, that is hypocritical. Let us all be citizens of the United States Of America, long may she live!

  25. The one word that is missing in our minority population “Fathers”. Too many young minorities are being raise by single mothers. Not exactly a good situation.

  26. Ii heard a story one where Ronald Reagan, when governor of California, was told his anti discrimination policies would lead to graduate programs in California colleges going to Asia Americans. His reply: “So?”

  27. when white men are unemployed, they will have plenty of time on their hands to tie nooses and burn crosses. Be very careful about how you go about doing this. Think more than two dimensional….IF you can. I HAVE A DREAM