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Affirmative Action / I have to chuckle at AA
« on: August 09, 2006, 01:35:46 PM »
By an accident of birth, I was born Hispanic.  I never held that my race or skin color should entitle me to preferential treatment for anything.  I beleived that all that should matter were my skills, talents, and abilities.  Now, that I'm older, wiser, and see how people abuse the system, I figured that being idealistic was hurting me and if illegal aliens were coming here and getting everything on a silver platter, I being a legal immigrant, law abiding, taxpaying citizen decided to play the game too.

So I checked off Hispanic and am now attending a free prep course given by law school for Disadvantage minorities. I got a scholarship while my white friend with the same LSAT score and GPA got nothing.   What a riot.  The majority of the students in the program are African American, but are the sons and daughters of doctors, lawyers, ministers and other other professionals. One of my classmates comes to school in a Jaguar. 

Why should a person whose parents are upper class professionals be treated as a poor deprived underprivileged child because of their skin color or where they happen to be born?  I dont think that is what AA was designed for. 

Just my cynical observation

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