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
Looks like you should just shut your mouth and learn to read. Just like Sotomayor should learn to stop legislating from the bench.The court ruled for white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., who said city officials violated their rights when it threw out the results of a promotions test on which few minorities scored well. The case drew outsize attention because President Obama's nominee for the high court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, had been part of a unanimous panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that endorsed a lower-court ruling upholding New Haven's decision.
The case was a victory for conservative groups and the firefighters, who said the city's resolution had amounted to denying promotions based on skin color. The court's conservatives prevailed in a decision that said employers needed a "strong basis in evidence" that a test is deficient before discarding the results, rather than just "raw racial statistics" that may indicate a subtle discrimination.
"No individual should face workplace discrimination based on race," Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the five-member majority.
Civil rights groups said the decision would create a hurdle for employers, especially in the public sector, seeking to diversify their workforces without violating the law.
The case has been used by Sotomayor critics as evidence that she allowed her personal preferences to influence her rulings, while her supporters said the decision was a straightforward application of court precedents.
No. It has outlived it's usefulness and is just adding to the racial divide.
No Lives Matter
Let me give an example. A guy I went to college with-lets call him "Bobbie" went to Exeter Academy. He then got into Yale with scores that 15 white exeter students couldn't get into schools like Hamilton or Haverford with.
Bobby's father was a law professor, his brothers were at Goldman sachs or Solomon Brothers. He and I were on two sports teams-one varsity, one club. Bobby wanted to go to law school. He wanted to go to Yale. He noted all he needed was a 3.4 (If you were a white male you had to be at least in the 3.75 range and that presumed a 790-800 LSAT score).
he knew he didn't have to work all that hard. HE got a 3.4 and 690 on the LSAT
he got into Yale-no white within four deviations of that was accepted that year.
He got through-Yale is pass fail
he got hired at a big wall street firm
he was up against Jewish, Asian and White boys who had really made top grades to get there.
He lasted about a year
he might have been as smart as the white or Asian guys
he never had to train as hard to get to where they were
Do you know why a few countries win most of the medals at the olympics
its not just talent
The years I tried out for the US olympic team I was better than the top people in 98% of the countries. I wasn't good enough to make team USA
the guys who were did real well-they had to beat alot of people who were world class just to get there
They had to train hard and smart to even make our team
I beat Canada's best guys every time-same with England's Of course those teams didn't have a chance against our guys in my sport.
IF you know you can make your team running a 4.05 minute mile you are going to have a hard time competiting against a guy who has to run 3.47 to make his
if at 25 you suddenly have to train as hard as that guy, you will never catch him if he is used to it for 15 years
You can have all the desire and motivation in the world but it is not gonna help if you are a a non-white person who is being judged and turned down due to skin color.
~Following My Own Flow~