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Who is in favor of Affirmative Action and why?

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  • #31
    Well I guess this and that didn't set off my sarcasm. Man some people on these forums cant take a break. You all know stressing so much is bad for your heart right?

    Anyway my grades are good enough to get into college, and I honestly dont care either way. If you do the work you should be allowed in plain and simple if you dont your gone. On the matter of money I can get from AA scholarships, well sure I'll take a freebie or two from the government who wouldn't ? I know your gonna say I'm white and I dont get that money, but we all know there is plenty of money out their that goes unclaimed each year. I don't think AA should be as exstensive as it is in the workplace, but if you think theres no more racism left in the USA you really need a reality check. As for people who depend on AA to make manager at McDonalds cause they never got an education... well screw 'em, and they're the people who make the whole program look like a damn joke.
    The Ohio Player

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    • #32
      Originally posted by iceman
      Affirmative action goes both ways in hiring and firing. Im almost certain I have been affected by this policy in both ways.
      True. I may have been adversely affected by that by being passed over for jobs.
      But in this country it's customary (it's even in the honour code for HR people that they learn during their training) that applicants never see each other and apart from the actual number of other applicants are not given details about each other so I can't be certain.

      And, contrary to popular belief, affirmative action does not apply to race alone; gender is also affected. Studies have shown that the group that has by far benefited the most from this policy has been white females. Its funny how nobody, even on this forum, brings this fact up nor does anyone really complain.
      Over here that's a different campaign. While related it's distinct from the campaign to promote minorities (though the effects are the same).
      Women too indeed get all kinds of perks, but to say it's only white women that have benefit is wrong. At least in our system the ones benefitting most are black single mothers, they get special perks from at least 3 programs: they're black, they're single mothers, and they're female.

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      • #33
        Well I guess this and that didn't set off my sarcasm. Man some people on these forums cant take a break. You all know stressing so much is bad for your heart right?
        soon as i hit post, I saw the smileys and I felt really stupid....

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