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Old 03-17-2011, 07:30 PM
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The problem with affirmative action is that it makes racism the official policy.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:08 PM
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Not at all Nate.

We live in a racist world like it or not. Affirmative Action was created to try and give minorities equal opportunities in a society that still freely discriminates against them.

What Affirmative Action was supposed to do, I fully support.

What it has unfortunately turned into (see Dumb cops thread) I do not.
I understand the theory behind Affirmative Action; but this, combined with the story about the police officer test scores, is the message that the policy is sending.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:45 AM
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Agreed.. but at the same time.. to protect others.. don't you think that if only "X" type of person is being hired/promoted.. and "Y" type person who is equally qualifed in all areas should also receive the same consideration?

The problem is with the inherent racisim in many people. Where as I don't belive in racisim.. I have found myself perpetrating what I call "Culturalism"..Meaning I find myself not giving people the same chance that exihibt certain cultural traits..
I'm not against giving every racial make up the SAME consideration. But not special consideration!
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:20 AM
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I'm not against giving every racial make up the SAME consideration. But not special consideration!
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