He got one thing right: I did mix up my wording. Douglass was making comparisons, he didn’t call them the same. I also quoted from My Bondage and My Freedom, when I should have stuck to his later work.
But Anderson was acting as if they weren’t comparable, which is untrue. Even Douglass would be wrong to suggest that the Irish were always free to roam, or owners of themselves. They had to fight for that.
He’s also pretending that whites are the only ones complaining about affirmative action, when, as my video showed, Asians and Indians are also injured by it.
It’s pathological policy, buttressing pathological thinking. There’s no reason we should tolerate it. It’s making victims of people who have also been victimized. That blacks may have suffered disproportionately, doesn’t serve as a defense of the policy, nor as a way to dissuade complaints of the people it injures.