There are two kinds of pride: Positive Pride and Negative Pride.
Positive pride is self-esteem or evaluating and appreciating yourself accurately.
Negative pride is exaggerating your own value and being delusional about yourself.
None of us have control about how we are born. So it would be ignorant to believe that the color of our skin makes us superior to others. The only Meritocracy that is rational and not tyrannical or arbitrary is a Meritocracy of Reason and Results. While this Meritocracy does create disparate impact, their is no flaw in the system because that disparity isn’t created by a bias but by the strengths and weaknesses of the individual.
The solution is to create a level playing field, write Laws that punish behavior that is undesirable and reward behavior that is desirable (Laws that are sustainable and lead to the success of the Society). Appoint Authorities (Judges & Referees) that understand the (Spirit of the) Law & AGREE WITH IT.
The problem is when you keep fixing it until it is broken. The problem is when the rules are written to benefit the irrational who don’t create value for the society & don’t participate with the Form of the Good. The problem arises when you appoint corrupt Authorities. One invites chaos and anarchy when you attract people who don’t agree with your own values or intend to participate with them.
MASH, UNTIL, NO, GOOD
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I am proud of who I am. That pride doesn’t mean that others who are different can’t also be proud of what they are. It does mean that I will resist people who want to silence me, control me, thwart me, or destroy me and people like me. My “People” are Reasonable and Good regardless of their sex, race. I do issue this caveat, however, a person is not good or correct because of their sex, race, or creed.
Let me be perfectly clear, I have studied most major religions and Islam is a problem. Their values are not only incompatible with our own they are antithetical to our values. Mohammed was a serial murdering, slave owning, pedophile, terrorist. Sharia Law demands that people who are like Mohammed are better than those who don’t practice Sharia regardless of whether they are mooslem or not.