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The stupidest phrase in english: REVERSE DISCRIMINATION

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner | Posted on 13-07-2009


The current hearings on la Sra. Sotomayor has made me stop and think about one of the dumbest phrases in American english: reverse discrimination. Let’s consider this for a moment. Discrimination is a noun: defines it as:



 treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit

The definition for the verb is almost identical:

to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit; show partiality:

So, the question becomes, how does one discriminate in reverse? Some verbs cannot be done in reverse. For example, what would be the definitions of reverse-eating or reverse-birth? One is either eating or not. If the cow killed a human and ate it, would we say it reverse ate or would we say it simply “ate” a person?

Our ridiculous, politically correct government and society has created a euphamism to keep the horrible face of discrimination from shining upon non-whites. It’s as if discrimination is something only racist white folks can do.

We can look at this in another light: vigilanteism. Think of someone like Charlie Bronson. A man’s wife is raped and killed by some thugs, so that man goes out and starts shooting and killing gangbangers & hoodlums. Would we say he is a reverse muderer or a reverse criminal? Of course not. Something is either criminal or not.

The same holds true with discrimination. Someone either sides with a particular group based upon affinity for that group or its cause–or they do not. There is no “reversing” that verb, just as there is no reversing the act of eating (vomiting is a completely different act). A person is either a racist or not a racist. A person either believes one group is superior to another or they believe all groups are equal. There are no middle grounds in these instances. There are no reverse pregnancies or half-pregnant women in the real world.

So, can we please stop using these ridiculous, made-up phrases which are meant solely to soften crimes when perpetrated by a particular group of people? Not hiring someone because he is black is discriminatory. Not hiring someone because he is Jewish is discriminatory. And not hiring someone because he is white is discriminatory. The sooner we stop using euphamisms designed to shelter particular groups, the sooner we can move into a truly equal, post-racial society.

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