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
I'm seeing so many liberal non-sequiturs in the last few pages. You almost have to play some warped game of Six Degrees of Separation to figure out the point.
When you start bringing up unwed mother demographics, you're losing the fight. If you want to open your argument with "black women make dumbsh*t choices in life so they should be favored", then just say so. Don't sit there and take an issue of poverty and springboard it into a valid discussion of AA, because it doesn't work like that.
My tax money should not go to subsidizing stupidity - black, white, or otherwise.
No, of course not. Environment is probably the biggest factor though.
Certainly, both factors can be overcome to a certain extent, but both are probably going to affect the end result.
my brother's wife is first generation chinese american. Her parents came to this country without knowing much English but they were well educated and ended retiring both as tenured professors at a major league university. Their daughter earned a BA and a Masters at Harvard, their son ane aerospace engineering degree from Cornell. Education was valued in their household. so was hard work. no one ever called my sister in law names for being top of her HS class even though at the time it was in the middle of the cornbelt at a big state University town where Chinese kids weren't exactly the norm. No one made fun of her practicing piano 4-5 hours a day.
I don't see what minorities being disproportionately poor has to do with AA. Why is a middle class African-American child in a stable family any more deserving of advantages than a poor White child with a single mother? Aid should be based on need, not skin color.