Skip to comments.Millennials Largely Oppose Affirmative Action
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT by eagleye85
With the Supreme Court due to consider Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin this coming week, cases for and against affirmative action have been dominating the education news cycle. The progressive Century Foundation recently issued a report arguing that the Supreme Court will likely greatly restrict racial preferences in college admissions. Instead, argue the liberal authors, its time to use class-based admissions policies and other indirect ways to create diversity on campus. You can read my recent blog entry, Racial Preferences Under Review, for more details on this Supreme Court case and The Century Foundations proposals.
A recent poll by Georgetown University and the Public Religion Research Institute highlights the ongoing racial tensions over the affirmative action question. Fifty-seven percent of Americans ages 18 to 25 are opposed to racial preferences playing a role in college admissions or hiring decisions reports the Christian Science Monitor. Only 9 percent of respondents said such programs are appropriate to make up for past discrimination, while 28 percent agreed that they are justified to increase diversity on a college campus or in the workplace, the survey found.
The report, according to CSM, states that Less than one-in-five (19 percent) white Millennials favor programs designed to help blacks and other minorities get ahead because of past discrimination, while nearly two-thirds (66 percent) are opposed. In contrast, three-quarters (75 percent) of black Millennials and more than six-in-ten (63 percent) Hispanic Millennials favor such programs, states the report.
The authors of The Century Foundation report argue that todays race-based policies benefit rich minority members and that a focus on class to promote diversity is more appropriate and, they argue, more likely to be accepted by the Supreme Court.
If you want to have fun with a liberal, just ask them when they believe affirmative action should end:
—until the sun turns into a supernova?
Young whites with a boat load of student debt, and facing a crappy jobs market, are have a come to Jesus moment.
White millenial kids are discriminated against by affirmative action, without being a demographic majority, and often by adults who benefited from affirmative action or are at least too young to have been discriminated against in the post-Civil Rights era.
We’re simply tired of kids that we grew up with winning the lottery because they aren’t white.
Affirmative Action doesn't work. Giving a particular race college spots and jobs that are unearned by merit doesn't work. What works is equal opportunities for all and let the chips fall where they may.
Yet liberals would have you believe that if some blacks are unsuccesful, it is due to "institutional racism." So they want to double down on Affirmative Action. This is what spurs the backlash from white people.
What needs to change is black culture. If racism is so rampant, explain why smart black girls go to college and smart black boys go to jail. Theoretically, black girls have two strikes against them.