I'm in favor of affirmative action.
I don't think it should be used for criteria.
I have no opinion.
Other (please explain)
The ONLY thing that should ever be determined for ANYTHING when it comes to positions in the school or work place is a persons GPA, and skills. Nothing else should matter.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
I see Afirmative action as just a soft version of racism.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
There are plenty of very good reasons for wanting students with a diversity of views, races, socio-economic statuses, and backgrounds.
A school composed of 100 rich white conservative guys from Greenwich is going to be a pretty ****ing boring school, as would be a school of 100 poor black liberal women from Bed-Stuy. The students at each of those schools would leave with a diminished ability to see other viewpoints and interact with different types of individuals.
Last edited by RightinNYC; 07-26-09 at 02:25 AM.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Race is nothing more than a social construct, and I would argue that it is an inherently damaging social construct. Policies which attempt to influence race, measure race, use race as a criteria, or acknowledge race in any fashion at all perpetuate this damaging social construct.
How many blacks need reverse racism to get into a course of study as useless as African American Studies? Answer: None.
How many colleges don't have their student population of muslims nowadays?
How many people wanting to study something as useless as Islam would enroll in a university with no specimens to study? If they're that stupid, then it's their problem, and guess what? It doesn't justify racism.
Basicly, you can't define your acceptance of racism, and you have to come up with bogus examples.
A qualified white med-school applicant is passed over for a lesser qualified black applicant (we are now discussing how Affirmative Action really works, not your fantasy land of wonderful loving people). How does a black freshman from an American high school add useful "die-versity" to the medical school experience?
Correct answer: it doesn't.