Sunday, January 07, 2007

Political Correctness Wins the Day

Babies 'R Us sponsors a drawing for $25,000 to the first three American babies born in the new year. This year one of the three babies that won the drawing was disqualified because her Chinese mother is not a legal resident of the U.S.

After an email barrage, a plethora of "concerned citizens" and activists whining, and a few news stories in national papers, Babies 'R Us is (of course) is giving in to the "outrage."

Forget official rules - forget legal qualifications. Heck - forget U.S. citizenship! If your "suffering" and "injury" can be portrayed as racism or inequality to a underprivileged minority you can get anything you want in this country.

Lesson learned.

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