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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 MaggieD View Post
    Not at all. Whites: 80%; Blacks: 12.4%; Others (to make it easy) 7.6%. Will all those whites be interested in college? Nope. That has nothing to do with affirmative action.
    What happens when 1/3 of that 12.4% are more interested in attending trade school and another 1/3 never even graduate from high school? Do we leave 2/3 of that 12.4% of seats empty?

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nope, it's also determined by extra-curricular activities, community service, etc.
    In your opinion sure.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    In your opinion sure.
    These are the measurable quantities by which one can gauge ability and drive. There are others too, jobs and such. Lots of things go into admission, particularly at more competitive schools. What would you think is a measurable quantity to determine success as a student if you want to be all smarmy about it? Or is this just a drive by mouth running and you don't actually have anything of worth to add?
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    These are the measurable quantities by which one can gauge ability and drive. There are others too, jobs and such. Lots of things go into admission, particularly at more competitive schools. What would you think is a measurable quantity to determine success as a student if you want to be all smarmy about it? Or is this just a drive by mouth running and you don't actually have anything of worth to add?
    I said 4 words and you insulted me for two long sentences. I'll answer your question when you try again.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I said 4 words and you insulted me for two long sentences. I'll answer your question when you try again.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is nonsense. Do you know the definition of racism? A policy favoring one made up race group over another IS in fact racist as it's based on nothing other than prejudice.
    I think its racist to assume a certain race can not intellectually compete so they must be given preferential treatment to look like they achieved the same degree as all the other students. Affirmative action plans are by definition institutional racism being used to support racial prejudices.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    No, this is not okay and it's racism at its finest. Students should not be disqualified or given negative attention with an admissions committee due to race.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I said 4 words and you insulted me for two long sentences. I'll answer your question when you try again.
    So you have nothing worthwhile. You just made a smarmy little post and offered nothing in return. Noted.
    Last edited by Ikari; 11-29-11 at 11:51 PM.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So you have nothing worthwhile. You just made a smarmy little post and offered nothing in return. Noted.
    Yes, when you insult people for no reason and they don't answer your question, it has nothing to do with you.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yes, when you insult people for no reason and they don't answer your question, it has nothing to do with you.
    You offered your pointless, smarmy post before I commented upon it being smarmy and pointless. The "That's your opinion" is smarmy and pointless. You offered nothing, other than to try to make my post look overstated.

    So no, I didn't insult you for no reason. I said your smarmy, worthless post was smarmy and worthless and asked if you had anything substantial to add. You apparently do not.
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