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    MLK said to judge a man not by his color but by his character.No race in American should have special treatment because of the color of their skin ,
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    @miketost - Jim Crow gave whites special rights, and civil rights actions by the federal government struck that special right down. Just like those who fought the silly civil war wanted to be given special treatment and the federal government said no.
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    I'm impressed. I'm even more impressed it was a 6-2 ruling. There's hope out there after all. SCOTUS did good today.
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    Personally, I think that boxes for RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER or RELIGION shouldn't be on a college application at all. Students should be admitted entirely on the basis of their academic fortitude.
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    A semblance of courage, cogent thought and upholding the Constitution has returned to the High court. The race-baiters and thumb-suckers will see this as a gigantic set-back -- let them wallow in their displeasure! <smile> There is no reasoning with these folks, even AG Holder is bitching because he was asked tough questions recently about Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal,et al; He has yet to be forthcoming in resolving these questions with actual answers after all these months and years!! Now the puke is pulling the race card in the attempt to quell further questions on these (crooked) cover-ups. NOW, we have some twit complaining that "Pollution is Racist" too! <cough> These people are Sick and belong in Psychiatric wards playing with their choo-choo trains. IMO, of course...

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    @ccchhhrrriiiss amen!!!! As I said, if they have slots for 150 - the top 150 (blind draw) get those slots. End of conversation.
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    Yeah, special treatment based on skin color should only be law in states like Arizona so you can profile illegals.
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    @TRex84
    You used one key word, ILLEGAL. It isn't profiling to arrest someone that is breaking the law.
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    @URBS
    Profiling means investigating them to find out if they're breaking the law. Investigating them because of what they look like. Their looks affect the odds that they're breaking the law. That's what profiling is.
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    @TRex84 If 95% of all bank robberies are committed by black males aged 22 - 35 wearing a dark hoodie, the next time a bank is robbed there is a 95% chance the perpetrator is a 45 - 50 year old woman of European descent wearing a knee-length black skirt with white blouse. Government logic.
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    @McDuck The FBI does profiling all the time to try to find suspects in serial murders, etc. There's even a special unit for profiling in Quantico. So, since when did profiling become illegal and why?
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    Now if we could only sue for jobs lost due to being discriminated against for the last 40 or so years.
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    The Supremes recognized a Zero Sum Game. Incredible. And it was a 6-2 ruling. Affirmative action on the behalf of one group, automatically discriminates against another. That is the underlying issue. To balance against discrimination with one group, you discriminate against some other group. For one to win, another loses.
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    Sort of like people who object to having to plan, cater, photograph, bake cakes for gay/lesbian weddings to be forced to do so in spite of religious objections that they have have?
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    @GedankPol How are they forced to do so? Not sure why they wouldn't want to in the first place, money is money, but I don't see how the government can force a business to take on clients they don't want.
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    @KentuckyJim You haven't been reading about recent court decisions that rolled over persons religious or moral objections to undertake such tasks at gay/lesbian weddings or face huge fines and other sanctions?
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    No, I would really like to though, can you provide links? From a business mentality I would think that all the wedding planners, caterers, photographers, etc would be pro gay marriage because they would see a nice little business boom they could retire on. I can't imagine these gay people would face not being able to find willing providers for whatever services they need to the point that the government would need to step in. Can they not just say they're all booked up or put in a bid for about 10 times what they usually charge?
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    Affirmative action is nothing more than racism with a different name. SCOTUS made the correct decision. Now they need to apply that decision nationwide to include employment.
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    So now schools can judge on knowledge instead of what color you are? Sounds like racial disimagration just took a serious hit. It is about time people are judged on their individual character instead of simply on their skin color.
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    Not really when you can just as easily discriminate based on the name. Know many white Dwaynes, or Shaneequa's, or Mohammeds, or any number of ethnic names?
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    @AceLuby Thanks for the tip on how to discriminate. No doubt you have a few more "aces" up your sleeve. Thanks for letting us know how you do it.

    Once you can get past your prejudices maybe you'll start to look at people and their character/abilities and not some idiotic stereotype.
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    @ccchhhrrriiiss no not really as Asians are classified as minorities as are any racial group except whites. Heck even white females are considered minorities therefore Affirmative Action is directed against white males which is ridiculous as white males are honestly in the minority.
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    @Ric_Hornsby - I meant that Asian Americans are often "victimized" by Affirmative Action policies -- even at a higher percentage (per capita) than white Americans. Many universities with Affirmative Action policies utilize those policies so that the student population can reflect the racial and ethnic makeup of the larger population.

    Since Asians represent such a small portion of the population yet tend to come from immigrant families where educational achievement is highly encouraged, the "pool of acceptance" for Asian Americans is often far more competitive than other groups. There are more high achievers trying to gain admission into fewer "Asian" slots.

    Affirmative Action favors admission of groups from certain racial and ethnic groups that are statistically "underachieving" (comparatively and statistically speaking). Blacks, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans are the groups that are "assisted" by such policies. Every other group is hurt by such policies.

    In fact, the reason that Elizabeth Warren lied on her admissions documents at Harvard is because she was fully aware that Native Americans are among the least represented groups on most college campuses -- particularly in the Northeast. She claimed to be a "Cherokee" because she was using the Affirmative Action policies to her benefit to gain easier admission into a school that was, otherwise, much more highly selective. Since it worked in gaining admission as a student, she used the same lie to get hired.

    Warren played this Orwellian system of "some animals are more equal than others" for her own benefit. You have to wonder how many others did the same (even if they were following the rules). For every person "helped" by Affirmative Action, someone else is hurt.
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    @Now_What While I agree that it was and is hurting them, they are still classified as a minority by every definition of the word.
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    I'm glad they're doing this. Race, gender, sexuality, none of those things should be factors when employing someone. The only thing that should matter, is how well you can do your job.
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    Yet, unfortunately, there is known prejudice in both school and employment applications based on names alone, which is why this was put into place in the first place. One step forward, two steps back.
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    One step closer to MLKs dream. Race basses hiring, tuition etc is inherently wrong and racist. Now we will be in a level playing field where only we matter.
    I've never been an affirmative action company. I hire based on resume and the interview. Funny how half my work force is either female or minorities, it's almost like they don't need preferential treatment to succeed.
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    They don't. I worked cattle for years with a black guy who could work circles around just about anyone and was excellent at what he did. I enjoyed the challenge keeping up with him. The oldtimers called him either sir or by his name, and to them he was just like one of them. I think at the end of the day character and skill remove racial boundaries. Government can not to that.
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    @KentuckyJim one of my administrators is a young African American girl, I think she's 27 not sure I don't keep track of that. She is positively one of the best I have and we call her Mrs Kay, my best welder is a female and one of my best techs is Peruvian. Minorities don't need a special preference, the best get the job and those who work the hardest sat over the lazy.
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    I agree. Things like affirmative action tend to make business owners think that hiring minorities = trouble, so the position is either filled or they are no longer hiring when they show up. The smart business owner will hire the most skilled employees regardless of government influence, and will ultimately make more money by doing so, and overcome the competition. I believe it had it's purpose, succeeded, then became a hindrance, and am glad to see it go.
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    What ever happened to the best person and test score gets the job? Isn't it about time these people pull their own weight? Instead of having everything given to them? Its a sad thing that employer's Lower there standards so they can pass the test.
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    @AceLuby Really....that has never been the case? So everybody who has ever been accepted into college, or landed a good job has never done so based solely on their merits?
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    time for students to check and see. turn in tests with the same exact answers change the race and gender and see if the scores come back the same.

    or those students who did the bake sale,see if all have to pay the same.

    now if the gov would stop giving race based groups tax free status and huge amounts of tax dollars,like the 30 million thrown to la raza.
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    "preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity or gender"

    It is amazing how some people don't see it as racist or sexist to give special consideration to women or minorities yet would scream if it was to men or whites.
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    Affirmative action and any policy that considers race as a basis for inclusion or exclusion is unacceptable. Affirmative action is simply reverse discrimination. It does injustice to not only those discriminated against, but to those who are promoted beyond their abilities.
  • #304
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    Affirmative action is wrong because in using Affirmative action to correct a past wrong an equal wrong must be done to others who weren't responsible for the actions of others in the past.
    In a article authored by by Theodore Dalrymple , Liberty Law Blog, Feb 24, 2014 under the heading of," Group Preferences: Opiate of the Intellectuals.." he wrote,""Quotas are condescending towards those favored but unjust towards those not favored. You cannot have positive discrimination without negative discrimination,..." Quotas therefore not only politicize life but embitter political life itself. They formalize favoritism, thus reinforcing the very problem they are meant to solve.....".

    Liberty Law Blog
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    Too bad this didn't happen prior to Barry applying as a foreign student at Occidental College. He applied under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. Think of all the things we wouldn't be facing now with him out of the picture.
  • #293
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    @DontBlameMe2 A lot of 'hits' doesn't mean a thing. I have 'googled it' and I haven't found anything of with any evidence. So where did you see it?
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