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do men, who do not believe in white male privilege/entitlement oppose affirmative action? [View all]

i ask this because last night my teenage son came to me telling me about the NFL discussing no african american was hired as a coach this year. that it is wrong. they need to hire black coaches every year to get a balance or something.

he was telling me in his view, that if no black coach was as capable as a white, that they should not have to hire a black coach.

he said they are for the win, for the money and they would naturally hire the best person for the job. that it was not about racism.

i had to explain to him, again, about privilege and entitlement. that men who are not racist are still raised in a culture of privilege and entitlement and that they do not always recognize they are denying blacks jobs. but, through those two conditionings, they automatically go to the white person. and that is why we have affirmative action.

i gave him examples and one was a study done on names written on applications. white sounding names got call backs over 50% of black sounding names even when a black sounding name was more qualified.

so, this has me thinking. if you do not believe in privilege and entitlement, i would think you would have to oppose affirmative action.

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