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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    How is making it a rule that we should judge a person solely on ability, no longer a useful rule?
    To be honest, without race being in the mix at all, we've never done this and never will. Sorry.

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    How is making it a rule that we should judge a person solely on ability, no longer a useful rule?
    Was the girl mentioned in the OP judged solely on ability? Or was there something else at play?

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    quotas have nothing to do with Affirmative action.
    right

    Affirmative action refers to policies that take factors including "race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group.

    Now how do we determine if a group is underrepresented?

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Not sure how you got that out of his post, particularly when the OP discusses the discrimination against Abigail Fisher based solely upon the color of her skin.
    i got that out of a post which advocated ending affirmative action
    if there are still instances where circumstances beyond one's control, such as race, cause them to be denied opportunities, then it is premature to end the processes which correct such discrimination
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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Now how do we determine if a group is underrepresented?
    Not with a quota...

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Not with a quota...
    how do we determine if a group is underrepresented?

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then you must believe that there are no longer instances where individuals are denied opportunities only because of their race, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation
    interesting position - quite wrong, however
    That would be incorrect.
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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Is this such a bad thing? I believe in Brown v. Board of Education, which stated that no decision on education can be made because of race. In 2003, the Grutter case established a "racial preference" in university admissions, which, IMHO, is unconstitutional. Most likely, SCOTUS is going to revisit that case, and reverse that decision. Thus, the spirit of Brown v. Board of Education will be upheld.

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    The spirit of Brown v. Board will be upheld when institutional racism no longer affects the funding and resources allocated to schools. Until then, Affirmative Action is something I will support. I don't support rejecting candidates because they are white, however, but that's not what Affirmative Action is, so...

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    how do we determine if a group is underrepresented?
    Not with a quota...

    A quota is what people illegally set AFTER they determine a group is under-represented.

    Try again.

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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    How is making it a rule that we should judge a person solely on ability, no longer a useful rule?
    That is not all that affirmative action does, nor is that what is being challenged. What is being challenged is giving additional benefits to minorities.
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