Please, indulge us. Why the concern for "equality" now, in this very specific context?
I don't get bent out of shape over AA, but what do you mean "why the concern for equality now in this very specific context?" Do you think that the majority of people who are opposed to affirmative action only care about equality when they are negatively affected by policies that promote evaluating candidates based on characteristics like skin color? I think most people want others to be treated equally regardless of factors like this.
I would disagree.
I think most are self-interested twerps who are largely concerned with other people having "advantages" they do not have, while completely ignoring the advantages they themselves have had in life.
At any rate, I'd just like to hear their rationale, whether they fit my perceptions or not.
or are you the self-interested twerp that just wants an advantage? Or maybe your just racist and think that black people aren't as smart or as strong of candidates regardless of other factors in their life? Or maybe you are racist and just don't like white people? Personally I don't think a person should receive advantages or disadvantages because of their skin color. Furthermore, I think most people who disagree with AA wouldn't have as much of a problem with if it were based on factors such as socioeconomic status.