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Thread: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The kind where candidates are evaluated based on the entirety of what they bring to the college campus which is how students tend to be evaluated by colleges.
    I swear, we've said that about twenty times in this and yet and far-righties-fearful-farithful still think minorities are getting an unfair advantage.

    They never complain when trying to get a business loan, rent an apartment, or travel via car through the south...

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Sure it is.

    If standards are lower for blacks than whites, that's exactly what it is.
    I looking out for falling pig crap because I agree with Misterman, lol.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I swear, we've said that about twenty times in this and yet and far-righties-fearful-farithful still think minorities are getting an unfair advantage.
    Because it is unfair.

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    They never complain when trying to get a business loan, rent an apartment, or travel via car through the south...
    I have lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. I have never had a problem traveling via car or renting etc. In the end it is apples and oranges because their are minority neighborhoods where whites etc are not welcome. They are not denied though, they are set on fire, beaten and have things thrown at them out of windows. Don't even try and tell me it does not happen. I have seen it with my own eyes. We had to run and hide from the police even, just because our lead guitar player was white.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Because it is unfair.
    What's unfair?

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    What's unfair?
    Admissions based on at least partly by race/ethnicity.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What's most disturbing about this thread is that people with high SAT/ ACT scores think they're more qualified than people who scored slightly lower. As if that is the ONLY thing an admissions office should look at.
    Certainly not. There's club activities, awards, extra-curricular activity, community service, etc.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Admissions based on at least partly by race/ethnicity.
    Nonsense. The only unfair admissions going on today are those based on legacy, where a rich parents gets you in even if you don't measure up. The law says race can't be the crititeria for admissions. But anything other than race, religion and sex can be.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nonsense. The only unfair admissions going on today are those based on legacy, where a rich parents gets you in even if you don't measure up. The law says race can't be the crititeria for admissions. But anything other than race, religion and sex can be.
    And yet it is done using AA as an excuse? Where have you been?
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And yet it is done using AA as an excuse? Where have you been?
    I can't say no one has done it, but the problem is more made up than real. And it has always been against the law, so anyone who felt that way was free to sue. Some did, and they won. So the really small probelm isn't AA, but the few who don't understand the law. And even among them, they did very little, having gotten in few minorities while still getting in overwhelming white candidates. So as is common practice today, a small segment of the population whines over a false problem and can't even see the fact that all they ahve to do is follow the law.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Because it is unfair.
    That a University should strive for a diverse student body??

    How is that unfair?

    It's not a hundred-yard dash with a photo finish. It's not that kind of race or contest. A higher GPA/SAT does not mean you're a better candidate. It means you were very good at memorization, which is the lowest level of critical thinking. What were you like in the interview? In any of these 4 (four) law suits that you sighted, were any of the application essays made public? I'd like to see how these 4 cry-babys wrote. Did they have anything interesting to say? Were they honest and thoughtful, or just going through the motions?

    There's a book called Nation of Advisories you should read. It's about people overusing the courts to seek remedy for perceived wrongs. Cheerleaders suing to get back on the squad, parents suing to get their kids into a private school, etc.

    Whatever happened to the American notion of knowing in your heart that rejection only means you were destined for something else, something bigger. If they don't want me, it means they don't deserve me.

    These kids were not being denied access to a ALL SCHOOLS, which was the case for black kids prior to Brown v Board of Education.

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