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Thread: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ignorance.
    So are really saying that a person get's a job or get's into college base skin color isn't racist?

    You sure you really know the meaning of Ignorance?

    Also still waiting for you to share your enlightenment on how force diversity improves an education?

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    So are really saying that a person get's a job or get's into college base skin color isn't racist?
    You need to read the whole definition of racism.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You need to read the whole definition of racism.
    The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

    Which AA promotes.

    As a great man once said:

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    To my mind, racism requires a believe of one race being superior or inferior to others. Affirmative action programs make the assumption that certain races have not had the same optunities. That means to my mind that they are racial, not racist.

    actually many of them assume blacks are not smart enough or ambitious enough to compete with same first generation boat people or the children of Holocaust survivors so they are racist



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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    That's not the whole definition.

    And, anyway, AA doesn't fit that.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That would be fine if what we had was a meritocracy. Then there would be no need for AA at all and I would be against it. But in reality, the world does not work like that.
    Sure it does. Only those invested in the belief that blacks are lesser humans that cannot rise on their own think otherwise. I believe in people, you don't.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Government corrects this by giving the same standing in the eyes of the laws not by giving special treatment. I could understand the policy after the slaves were free during the time of reconstruction but all those policy now just enforce the idea that their is something fundamental different from whites and minorities.
    We are going around in circles. You believe that our justice system treats people the same regardless of how much money they have, and that's simply not true. Neither do we have a meritocracy. If we did, there would be no need for affirmative action.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Sure it does. Only those invested in the belief that blacks are lesser humans that cannot rise on their own think otherwise. I believe in people, you don't.
    You are wrong. I have seen it with my own eyes. It doesn't even work like that for white people, much less blacks. I have seen it.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    I had my fun with this thread, so closing thoughts. This thread is a classic example of not being able to argue ideas, so instead let's just attach a negative label to it. If Affirmative Action is bad(and I am of mixed mind right now on that), then it is bad independent of any laberl attached. The inability to debate beyond labeling things is somewhat sad.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    We are going around in circles. You believe that our justice system treats people the same regardless of how much money they have, and that's simply not true. Neither do we have a meritocracy. If we did, there would be no need for affirmative action.
    AA is about race not about economic standing if it was AA would give all poor people a leg up

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