February 19, 2007
Angling For the Advantage of Being Disadvantaged
In the era of bleeding-heart moonbattery, it is such an advantage to be "disadvantaged" that there is talk in Australia of using DNA tests to determine whether people really are Aborigines or are only pretending for the sake of acquiring privileged victim status.
According to the census, Australia's Aboriginal population went from 265,459 in 1991 to 410,000 in 2001, presumably due to people reclassifying themselves so as to qualify for race-based handouts and favoritism.
Hat tip: Political Correctness Watch
Posted by Van Helsing at February 19, 2007 9:06 AM
When I decided to adopt my foster kids a couple of years ago, we seriously gave discussion to changing our last name to something Hispanic to give the kids a leg up in education and job prospects.
Posted by: V the K at February 19, 2007 11:09 AM
When I went to college after the military, it was in a different state than where I was originally a resident and I qualified for 0 grants. People who were just out of high school got grants for going to college, and if I were anything other than a white guy, I would have gotten money for that. I guess they figure that there are already enough successful white males. When I tell people that they say, "Didn't you get GI Bill?" I did but I earned it by shipping out for 4 years. That's in contrast with earning grants for simply not being a white guy. The only debt I have now is student loans and I will be paying on those for the next 5-8 years.
Posted by: MB at February 19, 2007 11:32 AM
I had a similar experience MB (only I'm a white female). I worked the night shift for minimum wage to pay my rent, couldn't afford to drive and lived off of sacks of potatoes almost exclusively for a couple of years just to put myself through college. The only grants I could get were Pell grants ($500 a semester), and I had almost no success getting loans until my final year. Meanwhile, all my oriental and non-white college buds had no problem securing excellent loans. Even though I wasn't a dependent, my parent's info was still required to be listed on loan applications. I still think they turned me down because dad was a republican and he held office.
Posted by: jael at February 19, 2007 9:55 PM
I have to ask the obvious questions.
If the only way to determine if you're disadvantaged is by doing DNA testing, then it must not be affecting you too much, right?
Were they blending in too well with their rich neighbors, so DNA testing was required to see who was "needy"?
Would a poor, white Australian be turned down for handouts in favor of someone who has the winning DNA?
Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at February 20, 2007 10:16 AM
jael, I suppose I should correct myself, I did receive a few Pell grants and I appreciate them but they were a drop in the bucket. I was just focusing the favoritism subject. Or maybe I should say de-favoritism.
Posted by: MB at February 20, 2007 12:25 PM