> but accusing it of discrimination when it is meeting its explicit goals is absurd.
so if the KKK were to make a program to advance white males you would say that it's not discrimination because it achieves the goals of the program??
somehow I don't think so.
If you can't change the group that a program is designed to benefit to any other group without causing cries of discrimination, then it's highly likely that the program is practising discrimination in favour of the group it's trying to help.
Now, that discrimination may or may not be justified as a corrective measure for past problems, sometimes two wrongs do make a right (depriving someone of their freedom is wrong, but we do it as punishment to criminals who have wronged others), I'm not arguing that this program is evil.
but saying that it's not discrimination if the group it excludes is X for only some values of X but not for other values of X is not being true to the term.