Thursday, September 04, 2003

George Will's at it again

As I've said before, I'm always impressed by George Will's ability to say idiotic things and still be considered a "respectable" writer. Here he is today:

What does (Schwarzenegger) think about racial preferences? And the pending Proposition 54, which would combat the racial spoils system by preventing the state government from gathering most racial data? Although such issues have roiled California's political waters for years, Schwarzenegger says, "We haven't gotten into those two issues." (Italics Nitpicker's)

California has a "racial spoils system"? Wow. I wonder how that's working out for minorities so far...

Poverty rates are highest for American Indians, Blacks, Latinos, and people identified on the census as Some Other Race (ranging from 21.9 to 24 percent in the state), lowest for Whites and Asians/Pacific Islanders (7.8 and 12.9 percent, respectively), and intermediate for people identified with Two or More Races (16.8 percent).

So poverty rates for non-Asian minorities are, at best, three times as high as that of whites! There's a reason to change government, all right. They're not running their spoils system very efficiently.

Here's the full report.


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