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

    those who are opposed to AA refuse to recognize the inequity which is the legacy of our racist past
    here is a dose of reality:
    ... while white women in the prime working years of ages 36-49 have a median wealth of $42,600 (still only 61% of their white male counterparts), the median wealth for women of color is only $5 ...
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    Median Net Worth of Single Black Women in Prime Working Years: $5 naked capitalism
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Cry me a river. It may upset some lily white person because a black person got a job over A.A. Guess they/whites shoulda thought about that before they decided to frigging enslave people!

    This is an action in reguards to trying to clean up the mess that the poor ole white man created. Do I give a crap if this makes some white white collar worker resentful? Hell frigging no. More like How Does It Feel! HA!
    So you agree that we should be punished for our multiple great grandparent's sins?
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    those who are opposed to AA refuse to recognize the inequity which is the legacy of our racist past
    here is a dose of reality:
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    Median Net Worth of Single Black Women in Prime Working Years: $5 naked capitalism
    And is that because they're black or because they have babies at the age of 15? They make their own choices. There's nothing in society today keeping them down except themselves.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    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.
    While I feel we should help all poor kids? Those poor white kids have a clear advantage over those non-white kids. Their skin color.

    Sadly even though we have a black POTUS? Racism and classism(sp?) is alive and kicking in this country. Who do you think has a better chance? The poor white person or the poor non-white? I can tell you it is the white person.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Cry me a river. It may upset some lily white person because a black person got a job over A.A. Guess they/whites shoulda thought about that before they decided to frigging enslave people!

    This is an action in reguards to trying to clean up the mess that the poor ole white man created. Do I give a crap if this makes some white white collar worker resentful? Hell frigging no. More like How Does It Feel! HA!
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Cry me a river. It may upset some lily white person because a black person got a job over A.A. Guess they/whites shoulda thought about that before they decided to frigging enslave people!

    This is an action in reguards to trying to clean up the mess that the poor ole white man created. Do I give a crap if this makes some white white collar worker resentful? Hell frigging no. More like How Does It Feel! HA!
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    How in hell can you say it was not necessary in the past? Honestly it just makes me wonder about people because trust me on this: if Affirmative Action had never been set into place? There would be a hell of a lot of black folks that never and do mean never gotten a job.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    While I feel we should help all poor kids? Those poor white kids have a clear advantage over those non-white kids. Their skin color.

    Sadly even though we have a black POTUS? Racism and classism(sp?) is alive and kicking in this country. Who do you think has a better chance? The poor white person or the poor non-white? I can tell you it is the white person.
    Considering they don't send a picture of themselves with their college application, I guess the one that checks off "African American" has a better chance.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Cry me a river. It may upset some lily white person because a black person got a job over A.A. Guess they/whites shoulda thought about that before they decided to frigging enslave people!

    This is an action in reguards to trying to clean up the mess that the poor ole white man created. Do I give a crap if this makes some white white collar worker resentful? Hell frigging no. More like How Does It Feel! HA!
    I never owned slaves. I didn't even know it was an option, dammit!

    But it is nice to see at least some of the proponents of AA proudly admit they do it out of racism, revenge and apparent self-loathing. Unfortunately, AA just can't help people who choose to be stuck in the past.

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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I never owned slaves.
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