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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Probably? Yes. Should a random person be judged by what the average member of his race had to face though? Hell no. That's plain old racism and it's a shame that you believe in it.
    I feel good about supporting affirmative action and I'm glad I'm intelligent enough to not buy into the myth that it's racism. I think it's a shame that so many people hide their racism under the guise of supporting so-called "race-blind" college admissions (which are, in actuality, racist towards people of color). I'm glad I finally saw through that sham.

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I feel good about supporting affirmative action and I'm glad I'm intelligent enough to not buy into the myth that it's racism. I think it's a shame that so many people hide their racism under the guise of supporting so-called "race-blind" college admissions (which are, in actuality, racist towards people of color). I'm glad I finally saw through that sham.
    So you support discrimination based on race ?

    And thats somehow " not racist " ??

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I feel good about supporting affirmative action and I'm glad I'm intelligent enough to not buy into the myth that it's racism. I think it's a shame that so many people hide their racism under the guise of supporting so-called "race-blind" college admissions (which are, in actuality, racist towards people of color). I'm glad I finally saw through that sham.
    How can it possibly be racist to ignore race?

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How can it possibly be racist to ignore race?
    The hypcrocisy in this thread is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How can it possibly be racist to ignore race?
    You think colleges and employers actually ignore race?
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    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    You know her?

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How can it possibly be racist to ignore race?
    Let's say I run a school and only allow white people into the school. Then, 20 years later, I decide to allow black people, but I also give preferential treatment towards legacies. Since I discriminated against black people in the past, the legacy policy favors white applicants which means that my past direct discrimination becomes current indirect discrimination. The only way to counter that is to create a race conscious admissions policy.

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So you support discrimination based on race ?

    And thats somehow " not racist " ??
    Affirmative action isn't discrimination so no.

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Affirmative action isn't discrimination so no.
    Using someone's race as a qualifier most definitely is.

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I feel good about supporting affirmative action and I'm glad I'm intelligent enough to not buy into the myth that it's racism. I think it's a shame that so many people hide their racism under the guise of supporting so-called "race-blind" college admissions (which are, in actuality, racist towards people of color). I'm glad I finally saw through that sham.
    Every racist feels good about supporting racism and every racist believes his decision to promote racism to be an intelligent decision.
    No doubt you believe you're being unique here but you really aren't and I'm sorry to disappoint you.
    There's nothing helpful in dividing people into different groups based on their race.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Using someone's race as a qualifier most definitely is.
    Nope. Affirmative action counters the discriminatory nature of the rest of the admissions process which favors white applicants. For years, black people were kept out of universities which means they benefit less from legacy policies than white people. For years, black people were discriminated against in employment, which means they benefit less from donor policies than white people. Currently, predominantly black elementary and high schools lack extracurriculars and SAT/ACT prep which means they benefit less from score and extracurricular only policies than white people. In other words, every measure of "color-blindness" in the application process benefits white people because of past and current discrimination against black people in the areas being measured. Affirmative action counters that indirect discrimination.

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