Correction: They aren't against "liberal based higher education." They are against higher education that doesn't advance right wing principles. That is a large difference.Ah now that brings more information to light. I believe that there are quite a few "conservative" post high school educational facilities around that the "right" is quite alright with. I would not call being against a liberal based higher education as being against higher education in general, which is what your first comment implied.
Also, if you're going to use the reality that such conservatives are fine with certain types of higher education as evidence that my point about conservatives not valuing education is incorrect, then I suppose we should also conclude that your assertion about hip-hop/rap culture shunning learning is incorrect since the part of that culture you were referring to, in truth, on shuns certain types of learning - not all learning.
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Affirmative Action: Twenty-five Years of Controversy
Time has not quelled controversy over policies of preferential treatment. First instituted in the 1960s and 1970s by employers and educational institutions in response to pressures from civil rights groups, federal legislation, and court rulings, preferential treatment programs seek to rectify the effects of past and ongoing discrimination against women and racial minorities. These programs are designed as temporary measures to increase the employment and educational opportunities available to qualified women and minorities by giving them preference in hiring, promotion, and admission. Toward this goal, some firms and institutions aggressively recruit minorities and women, others set numerical targets and timetables to raise the level of minority and female representation, and still others establish quotas to hire or admit a specified number of minority and female candidates.