Too Late Now, generations are now indoctrinated educationally, with formerly impoverished families having degrees at dual levels, raising children with high achieving intelligence; genetically predisposed to excel.
Too late to kill affirmative action, it's in the 'system' now!
The rigours of actions taken in other matters of importance, signify that white supremacist ideology must be curtailed.
If affirmative action is not necessary, why are the 70's era desegregation 'private' schools still a part of society? Consider the recent ruling against states attempts to fundamentally 'gerrymander' federal elections as states rights.
Further, in Louisiana two gubernatorial candidates instrumental in denying 'equal representation' in Congress, for another two years is evidentiary of the continued maintenance of a supremacist society.
AG wants narrow definition of Black
As the midterm elections approached, part of the argument that drew national attention to both cases was the standard of “blackness” or who gets to identify as “Black.”
In “Robinson v Ardoin,” Attorney General Jeff Landry argues for a narrower definition of "Black" and how that "definition" can be used in Section 2 Voting Rights cases.
In court documents, Landry advocates the use of what he calls "DOJ Black," namely, "those who are 'Black' and those who are 'Black and White.'"
“Our argument to the court is anyone who checks black should be identified as black in terms of drawing a new map,” Evans said. “The argument of the Secretary of State and the Attorney General is that it’s too broad of a definition that you cannot be considered black unless that is your only race.”
WWL Legal Analyst and Gambit Columnist Clancy DuBos
“Louisiana had a law at one time that said if you were 1/32nd African blood, you were classified by the state as Black,” WWL Legal Analyst and Gambit Columnist Clancy DuBos said. “That law was on the books to enforce the strict racial segregation and frankly the oppression of anyone who remotely could be Black.”
These were more commonly known as the "One Drop Rule.” While terminology like Mulatto, Quadroon and Octoroon has evolved, the definition is woven into American history. What follows is a social construct, used in a way to restrict access to anything including political power, home ownership, education, and movie theaters.
“It was designed to preserve the White hegemony and the White power structure that has been in place and now they're trying to flip that around but basically for the same reason,” DuBos said. “There are many people going back generations, especially here in New Orleans and the Cajun parishes, who not only identify as black but who have been identified as black going back to their birth records.”
Given that history, it can be hard for multiracial Americans to fall along one "color line."
DuBos said power is the name of the game.
“We have a situation where 33% of Louisiana's voting age population is identified on state records and they identify themselves as Black. Under this ruling, that could go down to 25 or maybe 20 percent.”