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Jeff White

When governments decided to designate legions of well-off women and non-whites as "disadvantaged," their sense of social justice coincided with simple self interest. Preferential programs could have been tied to income. But by making race and sex the criteria, the middle-class bureaucrats and activists who lobbied for employment equity gave themselves preference over thousands of poor white men.

1996 - from his essay "The New Racists" published in The Next City magazine