Friday, August 24, 2007
posted by Spencerblog at
The Commission's deeper purpose is to remind those who support and administer affirmative action polices that good intentions are not enough. Consequences also matter. And conscious, deliberately chosen ignorance is not a good-faith option.Yep. Notice how the slimy Libs want to keep it quiet. When will the misguided Liberals learn that, like every other shortsighted feel good Lib initiative, dumbing-down and Affirmative Action end up actually hurting the very people they’re trying to help? All while causing divisions. Some “progress”. Gotta love that Modern Liberalism.
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David -- Of course Affirmative Action and was not "designed" to "place unqualified minorities into programs." That's the whole point of the study. It was an ironic UNINTENTIONAL CONSEQUENCE of the policy.Your crack that "given the opportunity racists will keep minorities out of schools to keep them whiter" has no basis in fact or reality. Are you under the impression that the college admissions officers across this country harbor the sort of atavistic and petty racist attitudes exhibited by your "elderly" neigbor? Just who is being disingenuous here?University admissions offices across the country are populated by liberals like yourself who support "diversity" goals with all their (bleeding) hearts. By the way, there are no "Affirmative Action laws." (AA is a policy not a law). There are, however, civil rights laws in this country and, as it happens, they ban discrimination by race.Something Clarence Thomas understands, even if you don't.
AA is NOT designed to place unqualified minority students into programsUh, YES, it is. That is exactly what it is designed to do. Place blacks for a questionable racial end regardless of their qualifications. Boy, the White Guilt exhibited by racially emasculated Liberals is pathetic. It is time to remove them from abusing such decision making positions.
David: You got this one wrong. Affirmative action means just what it says: acting affirmatively to assure that minorities are represented in a pool of jobholders, students, etc.What this generally entails is lowering, or, if you prefer, deemphasizing standard measures, like test scores, so that more minorities make the cut.For example, in law school admissions, if the school requires students to have an LSAT score of "X" plus a GPA of "Y", if this formula doesn't yield enough black students, then Penn will say, we'll admit all black students with an LSAT of "X" minus 10, and a GPA of "Y" minus 10, and to make up for those 20 points, we'll give them credit for life experience or something like that.Believe me, I know. I worked in law school admissions.(I mention black students because enough Latinos always make the cut without affirmative action, or at least enough Cubans and South Americans do; Mexicans and Puerto Ricans don't. Don't call me a racist; this is just a fact. That's why we have affirmative action.)
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