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

    The Supreme Court could decide this week whether to delve into yet another hot-button social issue: affirmative action.

    At issue is a lawsuit brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student, who said she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of the color of her skin. If the justices vote to hear the case, it could mean a majority of the court is willing to curtail or further restrict race-conscious admissions policies at public universities.
    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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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    I think affirmative actions served a useful purpose at one time, but I think it is time for it to go away.
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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Affirmative action was always just treating the symptom of the larger problem of poverty and underfunded school systems in minority neighborhoods.
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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think affirmative actions served a useful purpose at one time, but I think it is time for it to go away.
    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
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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
    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.

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

    Are we speaking of any actual laws, or people who break the law?

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

    affirmative action and other quota based system of policement are the only tools available to determine if "rights" are being violated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    affirmative action and other quota based system of policement are the only tools available to determine if "rights" are being violated.
    Quotas are illegal. Have been since 78.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think affirmative actions served a useful purpose at one time, but I think it is time for it to go away.
    How is making it a rule that we should judge a person solely on ability, no longer a useful rule?
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    Re: Affirmative Action - Could Justice Alito's Vote Change the Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    affirmative action and other quota based system of policement are the only tools available to determine if "rights" are being violated.
    quotas have nothing to do with Affirmative action.
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