« on: February 03, 2009, 10:44:42 AM »
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Im sorry, but Affirmative Action is reverse racism.
next you'll be saying it's racist to have a black law student discussion board.
and thanks for apologizing. but it's your parents who should apologize for raising you so poorly.
Do you want to want to put to test that Under-Represented Minorities can't compete? The result will shock you! It's comments like these that promote the racist idea that all URMs can't compete. I dare you! By the way, I'm black.
I believe they can compete. Which is why I oppose applying different standards to them.
While I applaud you on your confidence in minorities, AA is not a "crutch"; it is an acknowledgement for PAST injustices that put certain groups (including white women, its primary beneficiaries) behind socioeconomically in American society. Those PAST injustices have led to intergenrational conditions that hinder the progress of today's "competent minorities" (as you say).
White (male) America must pay not only for the slavery that benefitted them greatly, but, for the Jim Crow Laws that existed until the 1960's and hindered the great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents of the URM's you say deserve no benefits. If your grandfather had a set of laws designed to specifically deny him an education, a job, heck, even free mobility and basic human rights, you would want justice, too.
Why must I pay for a crime I did not commit? Since URMs (especially blacks) are more likely to commit a crime using a gun, should you have to pay for that if you are black?
I think it's mainly to recover ground for the HUGE racial inequality in our public school system today. Lower funded public schools that are disproportionately black tend to not be as effective...it's all a slippery slope that leads to the whole LSAT disparity (ie, reading comp, etc. it all stems from elementary school and we build upon it all the way up through college). I think it should be based solely on economic disadvantage but whatevs...African Americans who are helped by affirmative action deserve it. Yall have had to put up with a lot of crap.