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Multiculturalism*Affirmative Action*Racial quotas*Political Correctness*America in the 1990's*If you're a straight, white man in the U.S. today, you're the target of every self-proclaimed victim's group*The Pentagon issues a personnel memo outlining promotion criteria*Above GS-15, only women, blacks, Asians, gays, and the disabled need apply for promotion*White guys can forget it*Urban police forces and fire departments race-norm their tests for promotion*Test scores are "adjusted" so minorities scoring lower on tests have their scores "improved" to equal or better scores of white applicants*In the midst of this total eclipse of the white man in America, Harry Browne, an ordinary, middle-aged Irishman, lands a job at a black college*This is his story*These are a few of the players Harry encounters at Freedman State College as he surfs on the new wave of color sweeping across America*Dr. Washington Linen: President of Freedman State College*Linen's got a scheme for filling classroom seats and dorm rooms with student bodies, based on students' potential*One part snake-oil, one part CEO, and 100 percent self-aggrandizer, Linen never met an airplane he didn't want to buy*Dean Acrecious Greenville: Academic Dean at Freedman State. An African-American with a theory. Education in the U.S. is a white plot designed to keep blacks from getting their piece of the pie. How? By using standardized tests against them. Why do Asians and Hispanics do well on these same tests? Don't ask. It may be why the college faculty call him Egregious*Dr. Colossus Wadi: Professor of Victimology and powerful chairman of Freedman State's Promotion and Tenure Committee. He thinks The ATLANTIC magazine is a journal about oceanography, and THE NEW YORKER is a book selling Chrysler cars and products*Professor Dave Stanley: a black faculty member at Freedman State who doesn't want his own children to study Swahili. He insists they speak Standard English. Is he a race traitor?*ROLL OVER, BEETHOVEN*
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