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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    Oh, these rumblings of the white Neocons~!!

    PS I know your political background. Just giving you a bit of the piss. Good luck with grad school
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    I'd pick them based on the order in which their applications were submitted and/or landed on my desk.
    How is that fair?



    Issue a direct ruling on Affirmative Action itself.
    They don't do that. They rarely issue a direct ruling on an issue, rather deciding a particular case. One of the few examples of the Court going beyond the case to rule on the issue is the Dred Scott decision, and that one didn't exactly work out well.


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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How is that fair?
    Why isn't a first-come-first-serve basis fair?

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    Fisher v. University of Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    Kid graduates with crappy SAT score, average GPA,fails to get into a program which favors Texans, and then complains about being discriminated against.

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    Race shouldn't play a factor into which kids with a crappy SAT score and average GPA students get into the program though.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    so nothing is keeping them from living in rural areas correct?
    There's not exactly a glut of cheap housing in rural areas. Other than that it's a great solution, why don't they just move?


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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Race shouldn't play a factor into which kids with a crappy SAT score and average GPA students get into the program though.
    So what should be the factor? Student A is white and has a crappy SAT score and average GPA. Student B is black and has the exact same academics (probably rare, but let's just say they do). Everything is 100% the same except for race. You only have one spot. Who do you pick, and what's the deciding factor?

    I haven't seen all the evidence in the case, but you're assuming that black students got in who were far worse academically because of their race. What evidence do you have of that?


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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Why isn't a first-come-first-serve basis fair?
    Favors those who live closer to campus and therefore their application arrives sooner in the mail if they are both mailed at the same time.


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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You aren't seriously suggesting that the university's archives are inaccurate, are you? If you are, I'd appreciate your directing me to a more reliable source.

    In the meantime, here'a photo, and I count 23 three heads right there (notice the hair styles--clearly not "military"): Black Awareness Committee
    And can you tell me with surety which campus that pic was taken at?

    All I can say is that I was there, at the main campus for four years, and regardless of that photo, which actually may well be the 25 I saw in my years there... I know what I experienced and saw. And it was not really an integrated college as a whole, only in the areas mentioned. If that was the awareness committee, it wouldn't surprise me at all if those were essentially all the non-uniformed blacks at the college, probably even included the jocks.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Sure there is. A teenager can teach themselves things, too, you know. You can also test that. Just because calculus, physics, etc. may not be a part of his state's or county's curricula, doesn't mean the student shouldn't be tested on it, perhaps the student taught his- or herself calculus, physics, etc. ;shrug:
    Not to mention, if the kid is unprepared for the program, little changes by forcing him through the admittance process.

    We are talking band-aid solutions here

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I wouldn't say that necessarily. If your looking at an A- student who was in a couple of clubs versus a B student who was President of a couple of clubs and on a sports team, I'd take the B student over the A-.
    I might too. I'd certainly look closely at somebody who's working a 20+-hour job plus attending classes. He or she might have a lower GPA but is demonstrating a work ethic and ability to manage time maturely.

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