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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 MildSteel View Post
    I'm sorry, but your statement that racism towards minority groups is rarely seen in western culture is simply false. You must be living in some youthful, sheltered existence. Here's an example

    Ku Klux Klan on new recruitment drive with leaflet drop in towns across America - Telegraph

    I sure can, the notion that black people are less intelligent that whites is something that blacks constantly have to deal with. It's an obstacle. I hope you don't want to put forward the notion that in reality they are.

    So you believe the posts here that say that interracial marriage is bad?
    It is quite evident by your reply that you understand very little of what I said_

    Unfortunately I don't believe further simplification would produce a better result_

    But if you should figure out what I was saying, we could continue where we left off_

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Once again, those "racially biased programs of AA" unjustly demand accountability and sacrifice of totally innocent people who have absolutely nothing to do with the current I]condition[/I] of Black America_
    Was there something I said that indicated otherwise?
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Wasn't that definition 2 in wiktionary?
    Follow the link. It was what popped up right on top when I did the search. That's why I provided you the link, so you could see for yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    “Let me tell you something I know about the Negro...
    Huh? I don't see the link between what I wrote and your response that looks to be a unattributed quote of someone else.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's silly, AA assumes blacks are less capable than whites or Asians
    Since the AA programs are structured with all minority races in mind, there is no set inferiority or superiority built into the program structure
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The left in particular seeks to control the speech and thoughts of others through PC. And agreed, most of what is reflexively (and frankly ignorantly) called racism is actually just being politically incorrect.
    Unfortunately the left has been very successful!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Did the United States government send boats to Africa to buy slaves?
    I don't think so. Does the United States government ship jobs overseas?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Slavery was not a govt act?
    In the US?

    Are you frigging kidding me?

    What do you think the Civil War was about?

    Good grief!!!
    Private companies were doing this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    disagree. Because lots of blacks who get AA come from wealthy backgrounds and get in ahead of poorer whites
    That is not what the supreme court has decided and that is not what acceptance rates have shwon.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You brought up slavery when mentioning Douglass. This thread wasn't about slavery then, and it still isn't.

    Is Obama a black man who succeeded based on his merits, or is he a black man who succeeded thanks to Affirmative Action? Why do you keep avoiding that question?
    And Fredrick Douglas is a black man that succeeded based on his own merits despite slavery. That doesn't mean that there was no need to end slavery.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    It is quite evident by your reply that you understand very little of what I said_

    Unfortunately I don't believe further simplification would produce a better result_

    But if you should figure out what I was saying, we could continue where we left off_

    Have a nice day~
    It's not that I don't understand what you have said, it's just that your post sounds like some idealistic, inexperienced, person who does not understand how the world really works. There are old fools on here that understand how the world works well but deliberately use rhetorical tools to put forward an agenda. I can recognize these fools, because I work around such old fools all the time and I have personally seen how they operate. They really have a primary objective in mind, but they deliberately find some words to conveniently cloak that primary objective in language that appears to be more acceptable. They surely do it. There is no doubt about it. On the other hand, you sound like a young person that has been duped and really don't understand how things operate. So, when you have some more experience under your belt, and really understand history and how the world really works, perhaps we can discuss at some point in the future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    rac·ism ˈrāˌsizəm/
    noun noun: 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.
    Yes. I read that too.
    racism - Wiktionary

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