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December 17, 2008

Australia Will Officially Embrace Discrimination Against White Males

Progress:

DISCRIMINATION against dominant white males will soon be encouraged in a bid to boost the status of women, the disabled and cultural and religious minorities.

Such positive discrimination -- treating people differently in order to obtain equality for marginalised groups - is set to be legalised under planned changes to the Equal Opportunity Act foreshadowed last week by state Attorney-General Rob Hulls.

The laws are also expected to protect the rights of people with criminal records to get a job, as long as their past misdeeds are irrelevant to work being sought.

At least they're adult enough, and have enough respect for the public, to call it what it is. In America, we childishly claim we're not discriminating against anyone, just giving some people "plus factors." As if we're too fucking stupid to realize that to give someone +10 points on a (say) admissions score-card is mathematically indistinguishable from deducting ten points away from others.

Enough people bet sports to know that giving the underdog seven is the same as subtracting seven from the favorite, and yet we continue with the nonsensical euphemisms and double-talk.

Incidentally, if you're a white male criminal, you'll be all set in Australia, because the law is set to reduce that sort of discrimination, too.

Thanks to Maetenloch, via Moonbattery, offering their own take.



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