With both eyes blackened, blood pouring down his lips, one arm smashed and the other hanging limply to his side, the lifeless young man staggers to a nearby sidewalk. He has been a victim of racial violence. Although beaten viciously for no other apparent reason than the color of his skin, he stands no chance of convicting his perpetrators with a hate crime; he is white, wealthy and male. Although widely supported and accepted, special racial regulations are not only appallingly racist, they are wrong.
One cannot ignore the great anguish "African-Americans" have suffered, or the torments of any race or ethnicity; however, two wrongs (oppression) will never make a right. What moral principle can justify "forcing a white of today" to repay "a black of today" for what happened between a white and a black of yesteryear? (Rand). The answer is strait and honest, there is no such principle.
The thought is absurd. Punishing an innocent party and catering to an arbitrary race is ludicrous. There is not a living sole who can rationalize unequal rights for anyone based upon the shade of their skin or any other variant factor. The world lives in "nation[s] of minorities where nearly everyone belongs" to some "other group or shares" some discriminatingly victimized heritage, pain does not belong to one color (Bender 36). Because affliction is blind, it hits whoever it pleases, and to sympathize judgingly with ones eyes wide open is more unequal than the initial act itself. It is impossible to give everyone a cookie cutter life, but to give an equal opportunity is not unattainable. Throughout history, blacks, as well as whites, have been equally oppressed; to favor one over the other can never be considered justice.
Minorities may suffer, as do all humans, but belligerent "us...