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Elon Musk said on social media that the country’s educational system and media environment are “racist” toward people of color, specifically white and Asian people.
The Tesla’s CEO comments coincided with numerous newspapers removing the “Dilbert” cartoon after its author Scott Adams said that in a recent study, almost half of black Americans could not agree that “it’s okay to be white,” Adams quipped that he had long been “identifying as black,” but that he must have mistakenly joined a “hate group,” and he advised white Americans to “get the hell away from black people.”
Musk reacted to a social media post by pointing out that although publications like the San Francisco Chronicle labeled Adams racist, they granted free rein to black People who disagree with the notion that “it’s O.K. to be white.”
According to Elon Musk, for a very long time, the American media “was racist towards non-white people,” but it is now “racist against” whites and Asians. He said, “Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America. “Maybe they can try to not be racist.”
Media sources have promoted the idea that the population of the United States is more at risk from alleged white supremacy.
Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential contender and former UN ambassador, “uses her brown skin as a weapon against poor black folks and poor brown-black folks” and to “launder white supremacist talking points.” according to Wajahat Ali, a writer to the New York Times and Daily Beast. He stated these comments in an interview with MSNBC.
When it was revealed that the gunman was an immigrant Syrian Muslim, left-wing critics blamed the March 2021 shooting at a Colorado grocery on “white violence.” The Washington Post later published an article saying that one’s opinion on the topic “depends on how you define white.”
The Biden administration has directed internal efforts to “weed out white supremacy and extremism” within agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has introduced legislation to include “conspiracy to commit white supremacy” in federal hate crime statutes.
In terms of education, data shows that top colleges disadvantage white and Asian students in achieving higher levels of racial and cultural diversity. According to a report from the Asian American Center for Education, one research from 2009 determined that Asians required a SAT score around 140 points higher than white applicants, 270 points higher than Hispanic applicants, and 450 points higher than black applicants.
Also recently, the Supreme Court considered disputes concerning the legality of affirmative action in higher education; members of the conservative majority were unconvinced that racial diversity genuinely provides educational benefits. “I’ve heard the word ‘diversity’ quite a few times, and I don’t have a clue what it means,” Justice Clarence Thomas stated during oral arguments. “It seems to mean everything for everyone.” he added.
The case, Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, claims that Harvard University’s admissions procedure favors Asian candidates. Asian candidates, according to them, have a lower chance of admission than other equally competent pupils.
In Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, on the other hand, the former claims that the university’s admissions procedure violates both the Constitution and Article VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Like in all previous cases, the justices have already quietly cast their preliminary votes, and the majority’s lead justice has almost certainly began writing the majority decision. Nevertheless, we will have to wait until June 2023 to find out.