View Poll Results: Does institutional racism currently exist in America?

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  • For the most part, no. It exists but is rare.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The only thing that should be taken into consideration is someone's merit.

    which is where the problem lies with AA. if two candidates "merit" is equal..it allows for a determination to be made using "race" as the determining factor

    . AA only perpetuates racism.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Yes, institutional racism does exist in America. From affirmative action to welfare(which is race blind, but goes primarily to urban minorities), the government seems to have entrenched itself in a policy that says "you can't do it yourself, so we will do it for you". This elitist attitude eliminates the expectation to succeed that has to be in place, and subjugates racial groups to not thinking that they can do so themselves.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    again you are 100% wrong

    QOUTAS are illegal in the US, this fact will not change

    any QOUTAS a company sets up they are doing on thier own and they are breakign the law if caught, they can CALL it AA/EO all they want it is factually not true

    Affirmative action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    AA is EO
    http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/aa.htm


    and AA/EO is


    Sorry, like i said you simply dont understand what AA/EE FACTUALLY is.

    many people have programs that they call AA/EO but that doesnt make it true.

    The fact remains colleges and employers have broken the law and been found guilty for having qoutas.
    If quotas are ilegal then how can the government tell a private business that a certain percentage of his workforce has to be a minority?

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If quotas are ilegal then how can the government tell a private business that a certain percentage of his workforce has to be a minority?
    Prove that actually happens outside of the conservative imagination.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Yes, affirmative actions is institutionalized racism.
    When it becomes quota based, yes. it is racist. The original Affirmative Action ideas were good ones.

    It tells people that blacks are not good enough to compete, so they need help.

    Those supporting quota systems should take a close look at themselves, and think about how racist it makes them look to others.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    When it becomes quota based, yes. it is racist. The original Affirmative Action ideas were good ones.

    It tells people that blacks are not good enough to compete, so they need help.

    Those supporting quota systems should take a close look at themselves, and think about how racist it makes them look to others.
    Its a horrible system. I understand the concept behind it when it was first proposed... as a measure to nullify the years of slavery + after slavery when blacks still didn't have full civic rights... but it doesn't accomplish that. It's a noble concept, attempting to restore and reinvigorate a population that was wronged. But its implementation hurts. Thomas Sowell, one the smartest men the black community in the USA has ever produced, goes in depth in several videos as to why this is a bad idea.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    as already proven with facts and links your statement is 100% false
    No.

    Chris is correct on this one. Only in recent years have the court cases started disassembling the quota system.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If quotas are ilegal then how can the government tell a private business that a certain percentage of his workforce has to be a minority?
    It's simple. Though the law is written such that they cannot force quota systems, if you and another company bid for a contract, if one has the right number of minorities, and the other doesn't, who do you think gets the contract?

    It isn't legislated, but underhandedly enforced at times. If not actually enforced, the fear of it is real. Pretty hard to prove it too, but every now and again you hear of real cases.

    As long as race is a legal issue, it's impossible to be colorblind.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

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