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imdashep

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Academic Affirmative Action Information
« on: April 07, 2008, 12:38:06 PM »
Doing a presentation on it, and figured I would let some people do some research for me ;)

Basically first going over history of it, with jews, asians, etc. Then discussing anti-black policies. Then going into arguments for and against. Finally looking at the situation from a legal perspective.

Research so far

History
-Jews (yale, legacy, etc)
-Asians (Ji lian or whoever that recent guy was)
-Black

Arguments
-(For) Equalizing opportunity (specifics?)
-(against) Mismatch theory

Legal
-Court cases: Seattle/Louisville recently, Michigan, Cal, etc
-Propositions: Michigan, Cali, Washington


Clearly I will end up doing most of this, but figured if people wanted to throw stuff out there that they believe is convincing, go for it. Remember, you are working with not just me, but the 30 malleable minds in my class!


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Re: Academic Affirmative Action Information
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 01:16:01 PM »
Check out some of the other threads on here - they have a lot of info on relevant studies.
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Re: Academic Affirmative Action Information
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 01:40:07 PM »
Kind of looking for summary points. It seems most of the threads have gotten bogged down in subjective arguments.

Feel free to PM me as well, would appreciate people on both sides.

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Re: Academic Affirmative Action Information
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 11:38:13 PM »
I recommend finding the stereotype threat thread as a start, if you're looking for anything resembling empirical evidence.  I know all kinds of *&^% was dragged up there.
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Re: Academic Affirmative Action Information
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 10:37:43 PM »
Doing a presentation on it, and figured I would let some people do some research for me ;)

Hell, I hate this kind of attitude.

DO YOUR OWN FkCIN' RESEARCH.