Far-right extremists like Michelle Malkin and LaShawn Barber love to throw hissyfits concerning their want to get rid of affirmative action (so much that you know that they're both just salivating waiting for the Supreme Court's upcoming decision concerning two cases involving AA). Their moans and groans are usually accompanied by any story they can find of a white person/corporate or educational entity supposedly "suffering" in the face that great, big monster known as the AA bogeyman (then too, especially in the case of Ms. Barber, we're reminded again and again about how Blacks have and continue to benefit so much from AA, which is a flat-out lie). But what happens when a "minority" becomes a "victim" of affirmative action due to, of all things, a quota meant to benefits whites? Not a single word so far from Malkin or LaShawn. Any wonder why it's so easy to paint them each as nothing but self-hating xenophobes?
A Brooklyn mother and father got the shock of their lives when school officials informed them their brilliant 11-year-old girl was denied admission to an elite public school - solely because she's of Indian descent.
"I feel bad because I would have gotten in if I was white," Nikita Rau lamented over her failed bid to attend the Mark Twain School, IS 239, in Coney Island, a magnet school for gifted students.
It turns out Mark Twain - unlike all but one other city public school - admits students according to racial quotas established in 1974 by a federal judge who ordered the school's desegregation.
Under those quotas - which originally were intended to boost minority enrollment - 60 percent of Mark Twain's student body is set aside for white students, while 40 percent is set aside for minorities.
"This country believes in racial equality, and we should not face this in America," said Nikita's dad, Dr. Anjan Rau, a Bay Ridge resident who emigrated from India in 1982. "I think it's morally wrong!