Yes, it bridges the disparity between minority and non-minority students and workers
Yes, it is important for the social welfare and diversity of the country
No, it encourages individuals to identify themselves as "disadvantaged"
No, it provides a basis for "reverse-discrimination"
No, it is devalues the accomplishments of both those who it benefits and those it does not
It is necessary for gender, but not race
It is necessary for race, but not gender
Other, please specify
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i've been thru this thread reading the white posters expressing concern that their white advantage is no longer as absolute as it once was
to salve their wounds from personally underperforming they want to insist that minorities gained an advantage they did not deserve, as if that were the only way that their minority counterparts outperformed them. lame excuses
they insist that the minorities who benefitted from AA were less qualified than their majority counterparts. one would think there would be reams of data proving that underqualification - if it were true ... yet, not one cite has been offered showing that such underqualification was present
if you could not make it thru law school, or on an athletic squad, don't blame the persons of color who had the right stuff - just because you didn't
#1 Had nothing at all to do with whites wanting an advantage.
#2 Had nothing to do with failing anything. Has to do with being passed up because of race, NOT qualifications.
You know what? I am not even going to answer the rest of this unadulterated crap. In that end that is all your argument amounts to in the real world.
No Lives Matter
If what you said was true, and the people who benefited from AA were truly more qualified... then AA is quite unnecessary.
AA is racism and sexism written into law. Mandated sexism. Mandated racism. The ONLY reason someone should be hired is because of their qualifications, NOT because of the color of their skin or because they have tits. If they cannot get the job on qualifications alone, then they don't deserve the job. No government should EVER tell an employer they have to hire someone because that person's skin is a little darker, or because they have a vagina.
I don't know what is worse, being a victim of affirmative action (I was turned down for a constitutional law teaching position despite being in the top 25% of my class at a top law school in favor of a black female who was bottom half of her class at a schoool currently ranked about 56th in the USA because I was told the ABA was worried this local law school needed a "black female" increase) or having a couple friends who are Black who really earned what they have yet are seen by the ignorant as not as good an attorney as some of us who work with them because they "must have been given breaks"
and the year I applied to law schools not a single white was accepted into Harvard or Yale Law with the scores that the BEST QUALIFIED Black applicant had
did you know Obama didn't even make HONORS (3.2-3.4) at Columbia yet got into Harvard Law? When I was applying to law schools (several years before Obama and the competition has only increased) we were told when we met with their dean of admissions when she visited my college that for us (white and asian males were in the group) we better have at least a 3.75 with a top 2% board score to have even a 50-50 chance of admission. IF you had an amazing resume in terms of extracurriculars (like say being a chess grandmaster or a published author) you might get in with a 3.6 (which was about the cut off for magna cum laude)
it would be like a white boy who can only run a 10.5 hundred meter being chosen to run on the 4X100 relay in the world games instead of a Black guy who runs a 9.9 because the USA hasn't had a white 100M runner in years and whites are "underrepresented" on the US track team's sprinting squad
thank you for pointing out that Obama benefitted from AA and recognizing how much he has accomplished, which would not otherwise have precipitated but for the application of AA principles
from your posts, it is clear you are the last person to criticize someone with ostensibly weak skills being accepted into law school
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