View Poll Results: Is affirmative action necessary in today's society?

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  • Yes, it bridges the disparity between minority and non-minority students and workers

    6 7.59%
  • Yes, it is important for the social welfare and diversity of the country

    6 7.59%
  • No, it encourages individuals to identify themselves as "disadvantaged"

    35 44.30%
  • No, it provides a basis for "reverse-discrimination"

    50 63.29%
  • No, it is devalues the accomplishments of both those who it benefits and those it does not

    45 56.96%
  • It is necessary for gender, but not race

    2 2.53%
  • It is necessary for race, but not gender

    1 1.27%
  • Other, please specify

    11 13.92%
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    AA has served its purpose and needs to be nuked like the Drug War. AA in todays times only gives a soap box to human filth like Sharpton, Jackson, Duke, Buchanan and the rest.
    I have to laugh at myself for thinking you were talking about Alcoholics Anonymous because I didn't know all those folks had utilized their services.

    Alcoholics Anonymous: good.

    Affirmative Action: outlived its usefulness long ago.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    This is insane - for one of the first times in DP history, a thread without true disagreement!

    EDIT: Let me just pose a question! If there were more minorities on DP, would they be in favor or opposed to affirmative action?
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    This is insane - for one of the first times in DP history, a thread without true disagreement!

    EDIT: Let me just pose a question! If there were more minorities on DP, would they be in favor or opposed to affirmative action?
    I disagree! No, I'm kidding.

    I'm a minority and I don't like AA in a time when its unnecessary.


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    Re: Affirmative Action

    [devil's advocate]

    There are still good ol' boy networks that need to be broken up, so that is why AA is necessary.

    [/advocate]

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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Extending on from the "Are some republicans racist?" poll.

    Is affirmative action necessary in today's society?

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    How exactly does affirmative action increase diversity? It just gives the minority the job, the title, or the college position over a non-minority. The diversity is already there.

    Also, in a modern society, I believe it can be counterproductive. If anything, it could turn someone racist who wasn't otherwise.

    A little insight - I'm the average white male that this policy turns its back to.
    Since there is no "No, it provides a basis for discrimination.", I selected other. "Reverse-discrimination" is still discrimination. Race,gender, religious or what ever else that discriminates hiring practices should be illegal. The only reason you should be discriminated against is if you do not meet the job qualifications.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Since there is no "No, it provides a basis for discrimination.", I selected other. "Reverse-discrimination" is still discrimination. Race,gender, religious or what ever else that discriminates hiring practices should be illegal. The only reason you should be discriminated against is if you do not meet the job qualifications.
    Or if you're annoying. I'd discriminate for that.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    affirmative action programs are very much needed today
    but they should not base eligibility on the race of the participant
    as chief justice roberts noted,
    The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race
    those who should receive special attention are those who are in poverty
    a disproportionate number of black and hispanic individuals will qualify to participate just as asians and whites will be eligible to participate, only in smaller proportions
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I really feel that the problems that most minority groups have now is not a problem associated with being a minority, but with being poor. The way to address those problems is to address the problems with being poor. That does not mean giving them money(giving a man a fish), but to improve education in poor areas so that the people there have more opportunities to earn a better life(teaching a man to fish).
    I definitely agree with you. One of my biggest problems with affirmative action is that it does nothing to help poor white kids, who go to the same crappy schools as the poor minorities that it DOES help.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    AA is federally mandated racism/sexism.

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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Isn't necessary now. Wasn't necessary in the past.

    It's essentially Pandora's box. Open it and all the evils are unleashed. Now if you want to revoke it, you're a white racist.

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