The Futility of “Colorblindness”: Senator Jim Webb (Legislator) Warns of Resentment of Poor Whites, Despite the Societal Power of Whites; My Recommendation–The Senator Should Work to Pass Pro-Poor Legislation

For war billions more, but no more for the poor.–Rev. Joseph Lowery

Senator Jim Webb has written an opinion piece deriding affirmative action for any other minority group except Black people.

Now the idea sounds reasonable until one considers which group is the majority and controls the society–Whites. With this chart, one can clearly see that the existence of a few programs for minority groups cannot and does not affect White people.

United States (population: 281,421,906 (2000 Census)

Race Percentage of population Number
White 75.1% 211,460,626
Black 12.3 34,658,190
Native American 0.9 2,475,956
Asian 3.6 10,242,998

See also the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (scf09 ) where Whites have significantly more net worth than any other group in the nation.

My suggestion to the Senator is for him to cease this useless and inflammatory opinion mongering and to use his legislative power to draft appropriate legislation that will help poor people of all races.

Senator Webb’s legislation would alleviate the suffering of the poor as well as prevent the destruction of necessary affirmative action programs through a rational-sounding plan of destruction in favor of “colorblindness“.  [We have seen the affects of this so-called colorblindness on Ms. Shirley Sherrod already.]

Given Senators zest to speak and not act,  I have no confidence that Senator Webb will do anything except pontificate and cause troubles that other people (especially Black people) will have to suffer through.