Even though I agree with the legitimacy of Class Based AA, I am less certain that we, as a nation, are in a position even in 2007 where we can completely swap out one for the other. I would certainly like for us to be, but the fact of the matter is that we are not. I am hopeful that we can be there someday. Former Justice O'Connor estimated that day at being 25 years in the future. Who knows. But one thing is for certain, we're not there yet. Replacing Race Based with Class Based now is premature. Even Obama (one of the alleged "smart minorities" according to the blondngreen) is very clear on this topic when asked about the state of race in America - he says that he believes that America is ready to get past it's race problem, which is to say that it still has a problem that it needs to get past.
You don't advocate rich black kids getting affirmative action, but you don't want to replace race based AA with class based AA...Uh, huh
Have a look-see at the man's other posts. This is not Gandhi I'm calling an a-hole.
If you done read my previous posts good, you'd see I was female.