Affirmative Action is So Last Century! Race Grievance Industry Howls

Written by Teri O'Brien on April 24, 2014

As we predicted, yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the people of Michigan could just say no to government-sanctioned racism, aka “affirmative action”, set off the predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth from the race grievance industry and the guilty white liberal elitists who enable them. They are outraged that Michigan citizens decided to adopt Dr. King’s suggestion that people be evaluated not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, or in the case of government jobs or college admissions, by their qualifications, grades and test scores.

Hearing their unhinged, over-the-top hysterical howling, I feel compelled to ask a question, one that has occurred to me often during the presidency of America’s first affirmative action president; specifically, do the people who have benefitted, and continue to benefit, enormously from the suffering of slaves hundreds of years ago ever feel guilty about their black skin privilege? As Michelle Obama creates a carbon footprint almost as large as her ample posterior by flying government planes all over the planet on her frequent luxury vacations, clad in outfits that cost more than most families earn in a year, accompanied by a huge entourage, does she ever feel a pang of conscience, knowing that her ability to live a ridiculously extravagant lifestyle, with no material object or experience denied her or her family is directly related to her ancestors’ misery? They got the lash. She got the lashes, as in those applied daily by her full-time makeup artist. 

The people squealing the most about the racism are the very people who benefit the most from its disappearing existence. Are their still racists today? Yes, but most of them are in it for the money. Slavery was the best thing to happen to Michelle, Barack, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and the whole passel of race hustlers infesting our great country. Who do these people think that they are kidding? 

Michelle Obama admitted that she had mediocre grades, but thanks to affirmative action, she was admitted to Princeton and then Harvard Law School. While at Princeton, she scribbled a semi-literate thesis on the subject of—wait for it—racism! The late Geraldine Ferraro called it in 2008 when she said “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,” as in he wouldn’t be about to be nominated by the Democrat party as their standard bearer. He would still be on a Chicago street corner with his clipboard and bullhorn trying to create resentment, rage and a sense of entitlement in poor people he had no intention of helping.

Speaking of a sense of entitlement, we also have Attorney General Eric Holder, a breathtaking disgrace to the office, who has been in contempt of Congress for two years for refusing to explain his department’s lies about his effort to trample on the 2nd Amendment, the botched Fast and Furious scheme, who presides over an openly racialist Justice Department that refuses to enforce the voting rights of white people, and who can’t go five minutes without accusing millions of Americans of being hate-mongering racists. His statement early in his tenure that we are a nation of race cowards was a pre-emptive strike, designed to inoculate himself against any criticism by scaring guilty whites who might dare to question any of his outrageous behavior. He whines and strongly implies that those who accurately point out that he doesn’t give a rat’s rear end that he’s been held in contempt of Congress are racists. He’s made it clear that he continues to stay in contempt and continues to conduct business as usual. Does anyone seriously think that Eric Holder would still be in his office but for his race? 

Naturally, Eric Holder praised the pathetic, emotionally-driven leftist political speech that Justice Sonya Sotomayor tried to pass off as an opinion worthy of a Supreme Court justice as “courageous.” The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes described it best: “intellectual hogwash.” 

The existence of affirmative action is essential for the Left to continue the myth of perpetual black grievance, which is why they insist that it’s necessary to continue outdated and ill-advised racial preferences that outlived any questionable usefulness that they may have once had. Fortunately, nearly everyone knows it, and are as sickened as you are by these phonies. 

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Teri O'Brien is America's Original Conservative Warrior Princess, and host of The Teri O'Brien Show, which debuted on Chicago's radio home for Rush Limbaugh, and now airs in the cutting edge world of online media, She is a yoga-practicing, 2nd Amendment-loving, bench pressing Mac girl geek, attorney, provocateur, author, and dangerous thinker. Teri is also the author of the new ebook, The ABC's of Barack Obama: Understanding God's Gift to America. Learn more at