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

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

    Yes, it is racism. It is essentially putting favor towards one or more races while discriminating against another.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post

    Every American minority group has managed to access and prosper from the American Capitalist Dream despite initial racial/religious/ethnic discrimination except for Black America which has done so to a far less degree_
    Right....every light skinned immigrant to the US has been able to carve out a space....but the darker your skin, the less prosperous you will be. Blacks, Hispanics, American Indian tribes, have all trailed in "prospering".

    If I remember correctly, you attributed this to racial/genetic inferiority.

    There is no action by dominate racial groups that could possibly explain a repression, I mean your attitude towards other races is not a reflection of actions.....is it?
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    that word? Bundy is an ignoant racist, anyone who thinks like he does is a racist too.
    Wrong.

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    I am not going back and looking for it, the sum of what he said is racist, not a single word.
    Wrong again.
    Unlike your words, his words were of concern, not disparagement, hatred or intolerance like your's are.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    AA assumes blacks aren't smart enough or hard working enough to compete

    racism
    No. It assumes that minorities do not get equal opportunities.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong.

    Wrong again.
    Unlike your words, his words were of concern, not disparagement, hatred or intolerance like your's are.
    The amount of ignorance in bundys concerns is alarming.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    You weren't really confused. I know you are smarter than that. You were trying to twist words to create an argument. But carry on...
    Then be careful when you post not to post words you don't want other people to quote.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I'm dead serious. I'm talking about in the United States. Jews in the United States were not brought over on slave boats. Actually some Jews participated in the black slave trade.

    As far as the Asian thing goes, Asians were not brought over in mass numbers on slaves boats anywhere near as blacks were done. They did not endure generation after generation of angry, ignorant, envious whites systematically making them feel inferior to whites in the United States.
    Oh brother. You think blacks are the only group that's ever been made to feel inferior? Women were inferior until the beginning of the last century. You don't think a lot of people in this country hate Muslims?

    Blacks were brought here by free traders, not the US government. It was longer ago than the extermination of Jews and the terrible treatment of the Asians in this country. If you think Asians weren't mistreated by our government, you may want to crack a history book.

    By the way, what specifically were whites "envious" of?
    Last edited by tres borrachos; 05-10-14 at 02:11 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, it is racism. It is essentially putting favor towards one or more races while discriminating against another.
    No, racism is an act born chiefly out of irrational fear/hatred.

    Positive discrimination is not born out of fear/hatred.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    No, racism is an act born chiefly out of irrational fear/hatred.

    Positive discrimination is not born out of fear/hatred.
    Whatever its motives, it's still discrimination.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Oh brother. You think blacks are the only group that's ever been made to feel inferior?
    He did not say that, that is NOT the context of his argument.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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