The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Institutionalising racism.

Posted by rantingkraut on October 22, 2006

According to a BBC report, a proposal for reforming the House of Lords would see the introduction of ethnic quotas:

“Ministers want a radical overhaul of the House of Lords, including an end to life peerages and quotas for ethnic minorities, a leaked document says.”
(Source)

As usual, there would also be an increase in cost to the taxpayer. It is one thing to introduce quotas at the party level. This is bad enough to be sure, but at least the decision can be reversed more easily by changing policies at the party level or by launching a new party which does not use quotas. Once identity politics becomes part of the constitution, however, the decision to reject racism becomes difficult to separate from the decision to reject participation in the established constitutional framework.

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