Skip to comments.Sonia Sotomayor: "I Am a Product of Affirmative Action."
Posted on 07/01/2009 10:32:42 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
I was not academically qualified for Princeton or Yale and was accepted, despite low test scores, because of affirmative action.
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Where is the "empathy" for the poor slob who's spot she took?
And what a visibly mediocre product at that, madame.
Now we need Obama to admit it.
If I were a well-qualified minority applicant, I would really resent the charity cases whose low standards reflected poorly on me as well.
Wow. What a scumbag.
Agreed an Einstein getting kicked to the curb for this glorified Bag lady! Same with this fake President and the Rat house..
Not only is she a RACIST, but she is STUPID as well.
I'm sure it's the case. He's made grammatical errors that even I, a high school dropout, wouldn't make.
Hardly the behavior of a Straight A student.
He probably barely made it out of high school, and wound up in the big league universities because the fact that he is half-black.
I am thinking about two separate cases of surgeons who got through school on affirmative action. Both maimed and scarred their patients before they lost their licenses.
Yes, and at the age of his drug use his brain had not finished developing.
It’s all about racial spoils with this administration. Barack & Michelle Obama probably both benefitted affirmative action too.
IIRC "Affirmative Action" was first used in reference to Vietnam veterans and handicapped persons. (Before handicapped became otherwise "challenged"...).
Equal Opportunity was a different issue and implied a leveled playing field rather than granting of exalted status.
Vietnam vets were not so very popular in the mid seventies,
it takes some effort to accomodate handicapped workers,
and the same people were charged with enforcing AA and EEO...those offices were heavily weighted to female and minority, "progressive", personnel.
The rest is history but the original intent, as written into government contracts, was not what we got.
Remember his assertion that the language spoken in Austria is "Austrian"? Can you imagine the headlines if Sarah Palin had said that?
It’s still 10% wrong!
No one is entitled to preferential treatment for any reason.
Good grief, I wouldn’t want a black doctor or lawyer.
But we simply can't afford an affirmative action Supreme Court, despite what our affirmative action President thinks.
“Good grief, I wouldnt want a black doctor or lawyer.
Well, interestingly enough, I have one of each. Both highly qualified. Both quietly “pissed off” by minorities that didn’t “get there” by their own merit.
Same for female airline pilots. As a line captain I served on a couple of airline pilot hiring boards, one with a female captain that was a holy terror with female applicants. I asked her once, if she should be a little easier on the gals. The response was quick and succinct. “Look, I paid my dues and worked up from the bottom. I’ll be damned if I’m going to let some affirmative action broad come in here and sully MY reputation”.
God love her.
I would if it were proved they were competent. Even if they were granted admission to practice medicine or law by aa, after a number of years it would be apparent if they were competent or not. Word gets around. By the way, I'm totally opposed to aa or affirmative discrimination as I call it. I know of white doctors who've had their licenses taken away for incompetence or other reasons. It's a sad fact that aa has put a stigma on black professionals. They might think they've accomplished something, but they'll never get the respect they might have rightfully earned in the absence of aa.
Yes, Palin catches h&!! for things she's never said. "I can see Russia from my house." The left ignores things that come right from BO's mouth.
Man, if I was a black professional who was smart and ambitious and who paid my dues and worked my way up the old-fashioned way, I would be screaming to high freaking heaven against affirmative action.
DITTO Scum of Scumbag
I had a 3.99 GPA in college.
So, obviously, I’m much more intelligent than the 2.7 GPA
of POS Obama.
Now, if anyone can present me with his college records to dispute me, I’ll retract my challenge.
Oh, wait, there are no records.
She is obviously an inferior intellect.
She makes her way by being a racist pig. It looks like we have another thurgood marshall on our hands. Is it really mean to wish that nature tells her to slow down that something is wrong?
A stupid person elevated to a position where they have no business being.
The entire Obama administration reeks of this.
That’s unfortunate. She is a product of affirmative action which I wouldn’t brag about. How do we know that being such a person she wasn’t pushed up the ladder with better grades than she deserved and is she really smart. Her speech, manners and decisions suggest otherwise.
Some time ago I posted an article from National Review magazine that detailed how Michelle Obama got her higher education from affirmative action preferences. As far as he’s concerned, he could always say that he had an unfair advantage because his mother was white! HA! HA! Also, good point - the unqualified minorities who get the free ride just cheapen the achievements of those who are qualified and who work hard to accomplish something.
No Duh Sonya, not like we didn’t already know that.
Pictures that say a thousand words!
Exactly. And, believe it or not, many schools actually RESTRICT admissions of orientals because they’re minorities who are TOO SMART. What a world!
I posted an article a while back that told how Chavis, the black guy who bumped Bakke from medical school, actually ended up maiming and killing patients. That, and other affirmative action outrages, are detailed in William McGowan’s book, “Coloring the News.” Fortunately, Bakke got into another medical school and became a successful physician. But you’re right - the whole scam is hurting us economically and professionally.
Amen! By the new standard you and I are racists because we deny that a Latina female is smarter and has greater insights than a white male!
Good observations. Most people would try to conceal the fact that they were advanced due to racial or ethnic preferences over others with more ability but she does brag about it. An old clerical mentor once told me that the only thing worse than an egotistical person is an egotist WITH NO ABILITY!
So far I’ve never ran across a quota boy who was as good at their job as a non quota boy doing the same job.
Affirmative action and quotas are b.s. and little more than reverse discrimination. Also a great way to divide the populace.
See my post #39. The Bakke case, which went to the Supreme Court, was the most notorious.
See my post “How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism,” 6/30, to read about the horrors of an affirmative action doctor.
Affirmative action is absolutely no guarantee that the person has the ability to work in a job that may be over their head. I believe this is the case with Sotamayor and Obama. Neither has the ability to lead or think anything through nor do they think to include what may be right for the people. They are so locked into their personal self motivated mind sets; it would be impossible for them to be fair. I would venture a guess this is true with our Congress. They do not have any principles or foundation or real issues because they are not concerned with them.
They also think taking the line of least resistance is the answer. But it’s an uphill battle which they will eventually lose because they are incapable of doing the right thing for all of the people. They just don’t have a concept of reality.
Right - and what makes a bad situation even worse is that many employers won’t terminate an incompetent minority employee for fear of a discrimination law suit. It’s a self-perpetuating injustice.
Absolutely. It’s clearly a case of putting narrow self-interest ahead of what is a matter of constitutional law and a great American ideal: equality of opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, gender or class. Violating the law under the pretext of making up for a past injustice is like what most parents tell a little kid - two wrongs don’t make something right!
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