This is probably a “dog bites man” story from the LA Times, but here it is, anyway:
[S]everal UCLA student groups — including Arabs, Iranians, Afghanis and Armenians — have launched a campaign to add a Middle Eastern category, with various subgroups, to the University of California admissions application. They hope to emulate the Asian Pacific Coalition’s “Count Me In” campaign, which a few years ago successfully lobbied for the inclusion of 23 ethnic categories on the UC application, including Hmong, Pakistani, Native Hawaiian and Samoan. The UCLA students said having their own ethnic designation has real implications for the Middle Eastern communities. The “white” label can hurt them with universities and companies that use the information to promote diversity, they say.
Here’s what Fjordman (who sent us the link) had to say about all this:
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Notice the indirect admission that it is now a disadvantage to be white, i.e. of European origins, in the United States, which was until a few decades ago 90% white.
A few years back Noel Ignatiev published a book entitled How the Irish Became White. Perhaps the good citizens of the Emerald Isle have regretted their bleach-job, and would now like to regain the status of an oppressed minority.
I’m doomed, though. There’s way too much Anglo-Saxon blood in me for my own good.