If you only read one essay today that contains the phrase “snake boning”…
One thing that changes is that they will get regular verbal harassment for their skin color and that will have a negative effect on them.
Fair statement, and a problem. It'd be worse than what they already do to each other and what they already get for various reasons, but I don't know how to measure this economically.
Crosses burning on their lawns kind of stuff.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Cross Burning happens roughly 30 times a year and merits a decade in prison. Is Trump planning on repealing the punishment for this sort of thing? Is anyone? I think it's unreasonable to expect this will happen on my lawn.
Another thing that changes is that they will have less chance of getting the jobs they are equally qualified for at all the companies and in all the industries where there’s no affirmative action whatsoever
How far down the Fortune 500 list do you have to go before there's "no affirmative action whatsoever"? Further you're phrasing "less chance" as though there's only one job they're qualified for and if they don't get that job that their economic future is seriously damaged.
I'm qualified for lots of jobs, the last time I was out of work it took some interviewing to find another. IMHO I was qualified for every job I interviewed for, and would have been great at any of them, but I didn't get them. However the five or so failed interviews I had matter very little in the long term.
But Jews in Germany were *better off than they’d ever been before*... being afraid that backlash can topple gains against prejudice isn’t paranoia, it’s historically inflected.
It's amazing to me that, after watching the socialists try to kill their way to utopia time after time, we don't realize the bulk of the problem is with socialism.
Trump has been attacked, by Republicans, for being insufficiently fervent in his condemnation of the Nazis and for his expecting that the violent left was part of the violence problem. Local law enforcement dropped the ball with the Nazis but the one murder will result in life in prison if not the death penalty. This does not speak well for the chances of a Nazi resurgence. Efforts to treat the nation's 300(ish) Nazis as a serious threat are crying wolf.
I don't see serious ideological support for bringing back state mandated racism. I do see efforts to roll back the weaponization of wolf cries. It's certainly a reduction in power for people/groups used to making them but whatever.
Bringing us back to my original question about my kids, +2 to GPA is absurdly, over the top insanely great for someone who is already high functioning. If the below chart is correct it's an additional +2 STD, this takes her from roughly 3 STD on the chart to 5 STD.
5 STD is about 1 in 3.5 million. For perspective there are roughly 3.6 million high school graduates this year. Ivy schools would be offering her full rides. She could reasonably end up going to school with Obama's kids.
So yes, it's something of a mixed bag, but the negatives seem dealable and the odds of it being a net benefit are extremely high.