by James Buchanan
White people have been second in line for college entry, jobs and promotions ever since the 1970s. After two generations of anti-White discrimination for college entry, jobs and promotions, it looks as though the Trump administration will challenge some of these government-based anti-White laws.
One of the first “reverse discrimation” lawsuits was by Allan Bakke, who had applied to the medical school at UC Davis in 1972. One source notes “On the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Bakke scored in the 97th percentile in scientific knowledge…”
Bakke had earlier earned an engineering degree and worked at NASA. He served a four year tour with the Marines Corps attaining the rank of Captain, and served seven months in the Vietnam War.
Despite Bakke’s intelligence, maturity and service to his country, he was denied entry to a medical school, he should have gotten into, and Patrick Chavis, a Black man, was accepted instead. A Washington Times article reported in 2002 “Dr. Chavis became the toast of the media elite and the racial preference crowd when he was profiled lavishly by New York Times magazine writer Nicholas Lemann. Dr. Chavis, who made the cover of the magazine, was a black physician admitted to the University of California-Davis medical school under a special racial-preference quota. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court later struck down the program after a landmark challenge by white applicant Allan Bakke. Mr. Lemann contrasted what he considered Dr. Bakke’s unremarkable career following the lawsuit with Dr. Chavis’ noble and booming ob-gyn practice in the ghetto of Compton.”
“Three months later, Jane Fonda’s ex-husband, left-wing California politico Tom Hayden, heaped praise on Dr. Chavis in defense of affirmative action. “Bakke’s scores were higher,” Mr. Hayden wrote in an article for the Nation, “but who made the most of his medical school education? From whom did California taxpayers benefit more?” Sen. Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, picked up the banner a year later, calling Dr. Chavis “a perfect example” of the need for lowering admissions standards in the name of racial diversity. The doctor, Mr. Kennedy crowed, was ‘making a difference in the lives of scores of poor families.'”
So two liberal politicians were praising the policy of denying an education to a better-qualified White man and allowing in a less-qualified Black. There’s just one little snag aside from the horrible unfairness to Whites that liberals seem to be blind to…. Dr. Patrick Chavis killed a woman with a botched liposuction operation and nearly killed at least two other women with similar procedures.
The same article reports “What The New York Times never got around to reporting, as Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby first noted and journalist William McGowan later chronicled in his award-winning book “Coloring the News,” is that the “difference” Dr. Chavis made in the lives of several young black women involved gruesome pain and death as a result of botched “body sculpting” operations at his clinic.”
“An administrative law judge found Dr. Chavis guilty of gross negligence and incompetence in the treatment of three patients. Yolanda Mukhalian lost 70 percent of her blood after Dr. Chavis hid her in his home for 40 hours following a bungled liposuction; she miraculously survived. The other survivor, Valerie Lawrence, also experienced severe bleeding following the surgery; after Miss Lawrence’s sister took her to a hospital emergency room, Dr. Chavis barged in and discharged his suffering patient still hooked up to her IV and catheter and also stashed her in his home.”
“Tammaria Cotton bled to death and suffered full cardiac arrest after Dr. Chavis performed fly-by-night liposuction on her and then disappeared.”
“In 1997, the Medical Board of California suspended Dr. Chavis’ license, warning of his “inability to perform some of the most basic duties required of a physician.” In a statement filed by a psychiatrist, the state demonstrated Dr. Chavis’ “poor impulse control and insensitivity to patients’ pain.” A tape recording of “horrific screaming” by patients in Dr. Chavis’ office revealed the doctor responding callously: “Don’t talk to the doctor while he is working” and “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”
“If Allan Bakke, the white doctor, had engaged in such disgraceful behavior and met such an ignominious end, you can bet the Left would never let us forget it.”
So the quota-hire doctor wound up killing someone. Allan Bakke was finally allowed into medical school after six years of his life were wasted fighting the blatantly discriminatory racial quota system.
Another source notes “After graduating in 1982, he (Allan Bakke) took his residency at the Mayo Clinic and since 1986 has worked as an anesthesiologist at the Olmsted Medical Group in Rochester, Minn.”
None of this should have been a surprise to anyone. The qualified White person became a competent, useful doctor while the racial quota-hire doctor did not, and in the case of Patrick Chavis in a spectacularly disastrous way.
A New York Times article reports “The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.”
“The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on ‘investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.’”
“The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than its Educational Opportunities Section, which is run by career civil servants and normally handles work involving schools and universities.”
“The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, “intentional race-based discrimination,” cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minorities to university campuses.”
“Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores…”
The whole racial quota system should never have been allowed in the first place. It definitely should have been discontinued after the Bakke lawsuit, but liberals on the court allowed a big enough loophole in the court decision so that quotas that discriminate against Whites could continue beyond 1978 to this day.