Candice Jackson, who is the new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, also once complained that she was discriminated against because she is white. While studying calculus at Stanford University during the 1990’s, Jackson “gravitated” toward a part of the class that offered students help on difficult problems, according to a student publication she wrote. She soon discovered that the section was only available for minority students. “I am especially disappointed that the University encourages these and other discriminatory programs,” she wrote in the Stanford Review.
Recently, during an interview with internet portal CivilRightsDaily.com, Jackson said that she is “shocked and appalled” that more and more discriminatory practices are being conducted against white people in America daily. “What saddens me is the fact that, although white people comprise the majority of the population of the United States of America, we’re witnessing more and more discrimination against them, which is a wrongful practice altogether, but one that has traditionally been aimed towards members of the minorities. I’m sad to say that something is very wrong with our country and I am a firm believer in the position that the first step towards finding a solution to a problem is recognizing there actually is a problem,” she opined.
“But, let’s get out of the realm of civil rights for a moment and cross over to the realm of politics,” she continued. “If you take a look at the White House, for example, you’ll notice that Barack Obama was president from 2008 to 2016. And don’t get me wrong, I think that’s perfectly fine. However, I would also argue that the discrimination against white people has been on the rise in the last decade or so to say the least. Now, as I’ve said before, I have also been a victim of discrimination during my college years, but I’ve gotten past that. However, out of the last 10 years, we’ve had a black president for 8. Some would argue that this is a coincidence. I am not one to agree with that position.”
“In my mind, this is direct and irrefutable proof that white people have been discriminated against throughout America during the last decade,” Jackson argued. “What’s more, it is preposterous that we make up for 88% of America’s population, and at the same time, have only held the government for a mere 12% of the last 10 years. When I say government, I’m talking about the people who actually get to make decisions on how this country looks like and what it stands for; I’m not talking about wanna-be-politicians who only wear suits and ties to have their picture taken and look official and businessy while wearing them.”
“I am sorry to say that white people in America today are being treated as though we are a minority and not the other way around. I don’t even care if all this makes me sound bitter; I am fearful for the future of white Americans and I am willing to stand here and be insulted, called names and whatever else it takes to make sure I am heard and to make sure I call the situation what it really is. White people have suffered oppression and discrimination during the last decade, and it has to stop immediately. If not, I’m afraid this country has no future, as it is a country that was founded by predominantly white blood, sweat, and tears. If white people continue to be treated as a minority, American values and ideals will be thrown under the carpet as well,” she concluded.