. Black Americans are the only group of Americans who werenít immigrants. We helped build a country that wouldnít allow us to fully participate in.
Test arenít biased against minorities, they are biased against people who werenít properly educated. This is connected to discrimination because discrimination affects where people live,work and where their children will be educated and the type of teachers that school attracts. Schools had to be created so black people with aspirations of being an attorney could pursue their dream.
I agree with this, but wouldn't the answer then be to grant additional priviledges to people from underpriviledged backgrounds, regardless of race?
Even if you havenít been discriminated against as a minority, I bet your giving the benefit of the doubt.
Do you question the ability of white women, people from rural areas, children of alumni etc..or other beneficiaries of preferential programs. If so, why didnít you originally address them in your post?
I'm not sure that women really benefit very much from affirmative action, except for certain initiatives to include greater numbers of women in the sciences. In many academic disciplines, white women are over-represented.
Children of Alums? I'd say that's an evil that universities take part in out of practical concerns. If that's your counter argument, then what you're really saying is that affirmative action is evil, but that's okay because other things are evil, too.
I don't know what your intent is but I think it is insulting to the point of being offensive to compare an immigrant expierence to a black American's.
To you, perhaps. Others might find it insulting to the point of being offensive that some folks would chose to shut down discussion of this possibility.