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
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
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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"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
There are still good ol' boy networks that need to be broken up, so that is why AA is necessary.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
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,those who should receive special attention are those who are in povertyThe way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race
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
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
AA is federally mandated racism/sexism.
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.