QuoteScores, grades and resumes are heavily influenced by race, gender and background. These influences and biases can haunt generations. It is not that simple.So how long should AA and other policies be used to try and "equalize"? The system is probably never going to be equal. Someone somewhere is always going to be disadvantaged. AA only perpetuates steriotypes and discriminates against others.
Scores, grades and resumes are heavily influenced by race, gender and background. These influences and biases can haunt generations. It is not that simple.
You can't pretend to be thoughtful or informed about this when people are trying to tell you about recent research in the area, and all you can do is respond to the thread title.
Of course I am responding to the thread title-that's why I came to this thread. QuoteYou can't pretend to be thoughtful or informed about this when people are trying to tell you about recent research in the area, and all you can do is respond to the thread title.There are several studies out there which support both sides, so one study doesn't necessarily prove anything.
I could post another practice test score, or I could put some awesome quote. Or how about I try and find a pic as cool as yours? There are several things I could do make myself as sweet as Miss P.
Reading some of this I thought I should add that not all blacks born in the United States are African-American. I know many black people who have parents who were both born in Trinidad, or Gayana, while they were born here in the U.S. By saying that only African-Americans should be able to check the box, that closes the door for a lot of other American blacks. Personally I've never noticed the box with the option of only African-American, for me it's always said Black/African American which brought up my question in the first place. It's difficult to really get on anyone's case about being foreign born and raised, then checking the African-American box when, as shown in the confusion displayed in this topic, there is such a lack-of-clarification, ignorance, and indifference surrounding the requirements for any given box. That being said, I find it interesting that some surveys go the extra step and tell you if you aren't sure, or are of mixed heritage, to check the box of whichever option you appear closest too.
But this is the United States and this country is not necessarily known for ethnic consciousness...