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 Kelzie View Post
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    Mine's too young. I think I'm her slave at this point ...

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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You can't do that because one of the biggest reasons minorities fail, at least poor minorities, is because they are mired in an inherently harmful "culture" that values failure and criticizes success. Arguing that they have to change their "culture" is going to be seen as racism by the minority hate-mongers.

    You really can't win.
    This post reeks of racism. Sure those poor folks really VALUE living up in the ghetto and have no dreams or desires to get the hell out. Yeah Right.

    Criticize success? Well yeah. Ya think? If you had a group of people holding you down and repressing you? I bet you would have a few criticisms too.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Mine's too young. I think I'm her slave at this point ...
    Obviously she's not trained properly. Old enough to walk, old enough to vacuum I always say.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    This post reeks of racism. Sure those poor folks really VALUE living up in the ghetto and have no dreams or desires to get the hell out. Yeah Right.

    Criticize success? Well yeah. Ya think? If you had a group of people holding you down and repressing you? I bet you would have a few criticisms too.
    If you aren't aware yet that a large majority of human kind would rather live in squalor than work to get out, you need to experience more.

    I'm sure they want to get out. They just don't want to work hard enough to do it. And less you think I reek of racism, this applies to all people in the ghetto.
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Obviously she's not trained properly. Old enough to walk, old enough to vacuum I always say.
    It is pretty amusing when she volunteers to "clean" the coffee tables. Picking up toys is an entirely different matter, though ...

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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    So you agree that we should be punished for our multiple great grandparent's sins?
    I think anybody that is still racist in this day and age should be punished in some sorta way. So I guess my answer would be yes? I dunno.

    I know we are not our multiple great grandparents but what are we trying to do to wipe out racism and make it better? I have to say that Affirmative Action is one of the ways?
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    It is pretty amusing when she volunteers to "clean" the coffee tables. Picking up toys is an entirely different matter, though ...
    Threaten to withhold food until she sweeps and mops. It's always worked for me.
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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!
    When did I decide to own slaves? When did my parents, or their parents, or their parents make that decision? How long are we going to blame whitey for slavery? I'd have to go back five generations in my family before it was even possible for one of my ancestors to have owned slaves. And even then, what I do know of the family history seems to say we came from poor white stock who never could've dreamed of having enough money to own slaves.

    The rest of post is blantantly bigoted. Clearly you don't care about ending discrimination, as long as the right (e.i. white) people are being discriminated against. Maybe the affirmative action bigots (and not all AA supporters are bigots) forgot the words of Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I think anybody that is still racist in this day and age should be punished in some sorta way. So I guess my answer would be yes? I dunno.

    I know we are not our multiple great grandparents but what are we trying to do to wipe out racism and make it better? I have to say that Affirmative Action is one of the ways?
    So obviously the most interesting situations is that a lot, and by that I mean the majority of black in America have white ancestors. So should they be punished too cause their ancestors owned slaves?
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    Re: Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    There are more than two races in this country.
    Wow. As if I did not know what. Read my other posts where I say non-white. OK?
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