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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2008, 03:16:52 PM »
I wish I were a WASP or a URM...

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2008, 03:17:40 PM »
Unflaw it for me.

i'm not going to clean up your mess for you.  stop being lazy.

Shh, I'm trolling.

I'm happy with how my question was asked. I'll ask it again:

"What do you believe the reasons (or goals) for affirmative action are?"

Note the emphasis. This is what I'm interested in, for the sake of this thread.

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2008, 03:20:27 PM »
I'm a WASP, and I have absolutely no problem with AA.  Just get over it, and use your whiteness to help you succeed.  We are in a club, a special, special club.  Enjoy it!

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2008, 03:21:15 PM »
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.

What about the advantages you received because of your white skin?

Oh wait, you don't perceive such advantages, therefore they do not exist. I get it. You pulled yourself up with your bootstraps from the same deplorable conditions as the most destitute minorities, yet through your own faculties and merits you've succeeded, and furthermore you expect no assistance from anyone, nor do you feel it "fair" that anyone else receive assistance.

::yawns again::


Ghost what advantage have I ever received because I am White?

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2008, 03:22:00 PM »
I wish I were a WASP or a URM...

You could allways go gay, you don't have to be born into that minority.

I think most Gays would disagree...  Well I'm up for a challange, who wants to take it up the poopshute?

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2008, 03:23:53 PM »
I'm a WASP, and I have absolutely no problem with AA.  Just get over it, and use your whiteness to help you succeed.  We are in a club, a special, special club.  Enjoy it!

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2008, 03:25:45 PM »
For the wealthy white person AA is about making it seem like they are helping the "little disadvantaged guy" (which they are not)and for minorities supporting AA is about being given an advantage, whether or not they deserve it.

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2008, 03:27:43 PM »

Ghost what advantage have I ever received because I am White?

Lulz.  :D


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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2008, 03:30:47 PM »
I do not believe a minority is = a disadvantaged person.  There are plenty of minorities who would fall into the "advantaged" category and many White's (or Asians in the case of law school) who fall into the "disadvantaged" category.

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Re: Be honest WASPs: why does AA really bother you?
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2008, 03:31:37 PM »
I wish I were a WASP or a URM...
This false binary is the best roflcoprer of this whole debate.