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Sonia Sotomayor: "I Am a Product of Affirmative Action."
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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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KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; preferences; sotomayor
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Sotomayor boasts of her admission to Ivy League schools based on the politics of race and ethnicity, not qualifications or competence. Affirmative action is, of course, an invidious system which discriminates against those who are not in the favored category whether based on race, gender or ethnicity. This is an obvious unconstitutional injustice. But what makes it an astonishingly egregious wrong here is that we are not talking about the hiring of a postal clerk but a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who rejects the "equal protection" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as an array of civil rights legislation that assures equality of opportunity, NOT outcome. By the way, what's not as much mentioned is that these "affirmative action fakers" are often "pushed through" schools even when they can't cut it academically as students.
1 posted on 07/01/2009 10:32:42 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
So she skated through high school and got into Yale based on her race and some poor white guy who worked his ass off during high school to get a 4.0 GPA and score high on the SAT was rejected and had to go to some less prestigious school.

Where is the "empathy" for the poor slob who's spot she took?

2 posted on 07/01/2009 10:38:01 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: T.L.Sink

And what a visibly mediocre product at that, madame.


3 posted on 07/01/2009 10:41:42 PM PDT by chris37
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To: T.L.Sink
stinknmyerhoperoachprompters
4 posted on 07/01/2009 10:41:55 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: T.L.Sink

Now we need Obama to admit it.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 10:43:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: T.L.Sink
I expect this is the reason Obama won't open his school records-- it would be obvious that he stole some more-qualified applicant's seat thanks to the racialist mau-mauing we are pleased to call "affirmative action."

If I were a well-qualified minority applicant, I would really resent the charity cases whose low standards reflected poorly on me as well.

6 posted on 07/01/2009 10:43:48 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: T.L.Sink
When I think of Affirmative Action I have to wonder, what cures for diseases or inventions were lost due to the likes of Sotomayor knocking a more qualified person out of their spot?
7 posted on 07/01/2009 10:45:21 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: T.L.Sink
I was not academically qualified for Princeton or Yale and was accepted, despite low test scores, because of affirmative action.

Wow. What a scumbag.

8 posted on 07/01/2009 10:47:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: T.L.Sink
Affirmative action was wrong from the first time It was thought of!!!!
9 posted on 07/01/2009 10:49:37 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Razz Barry
“When I think of Affirmative Action I have to wonder, what cures for diseases or inventions were lost due to the likes of Sotomayor knocking a more qualified person out of their spot?”

Agreed an Einstein getting kicked to the curb for this glorified Bag lady! Same with this fake President and the Rat house..

10 posted on 07/01/2009 10:52:32 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: T.L.Sink
Gee, I am so happy that Obama is going to nominate this worthless person to serve on the US Supreme Court.

Not only is she a RACIST, but she is STUPID as well.

Wonderful!

11 posted on 07/01/2009 10:53:19 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: ccmay
I expect this is the reason Obama won't open his school records-- it would be obvious that he stole some more-qualified applicant's seat thanks to the racialist mau-mauing we are pleased to call "affirmative action."

I'm sure it's the case. He's made grammatical errors that even I, a high school dropout, wouldn't make.

12 posted on 07/01/2009 10:53:24 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: ccmay
Obama admitted to spending many of his later years in school drinking and doing drugs.

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.

13 posted on 07/01/2009 10:55:08 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 10:57:22 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: T.L.Sink

And there you have it.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 10:58:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Prole
Obama admitted to spending many of his later years in school drinking and doing drugs.

Yes, and at the age of his drug use his brain had not finished developing.

16 posted on 07/01/2009 10:59:26 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: T.L.Sink

It’s all about racial spoils with this administration. Barack & Michelle Obama probably both benefitted affirmative action too.

http://www.amazon.com/Affirmative-Action-Hoax-Diversity-Importance/dp/1931643628


17 posted on 07/01/2009 11:05:54 PM PDT by Bob017
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To: dalereed
"Affirmative action was wrong from the first time It was thought of!!!!"

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.

Sadly:
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.

18 posted on 07/01/2009 11:07:34 PM PDT by norton
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To: Razz Barry
He's made grammatical errors that even I, a high school dropout, wouldn't make

Remember his assertion that the language spoken in Austria is "Austrian"? Can you imagine the headlines if Sarah Palin had said that?

19 posted on 07/01/2009 11:11:50 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: norton

It’s still 10% wrong!

No one is entitled to preferential treatment for any reason.


20 posted on 07/01/2009 11:12:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: BunnySlippers

Good grief, I wouldn’t want a black doctor or lawyer.
Would you?


21 posted on 07/01/2009 11:18:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: T.L.Sink
Right Soto Mayor, you are a product of Affirmative Action - the discredited policy of achieving racial equality by advancing unqualified or less qualified candidates over white candidates, generally males.

But we simply can't afford an affirmative action Supreme Court, despite what our affirmative action President thinks.

22 posted on 07/01/2009 11:29:51 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Good grief, I wouldn’t want a black doctor or lawyer.
Would you?”

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.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 11:30:16 PM PDT by Habibi ("We gladly feast on those who would subdue us". Not just pretty words........")
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To: Lancey Howard
"black doctor"

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.

24 posted on 07/01/2009 11:39:22 PM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: ccmay
Remember his assertion that the language spoken in Austria is "Austrian"? Can you imagine the headlines if Sarah Palin had said that?

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.

25 posted on 07/01/2009 11:59:26 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: driftless2
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.

PRECISELY!

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.

26 posted on 07/02/2009 12:00:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

DITTO Scum of Scumbag


27 posted on 07/02/2009 12:16:31 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: T.L.Sink; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP

28 posted on 07/02/2009 12:20:23 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: T.L.Sink
Anyone who was not aware of this is flat out stupid or just not paying attention.

The vast majority of minority students (non-asian) at top rated universities are far below the normal entrance requirements. And many of them are NOT from disadvantage backgrounds.

I went to high school with a minority student who got into Yale (with a 1000 SAT score) even though his father was a doctor and his mother an elementary school principle. He wasn't disadvantaged at all. But Yale didn't care about that. They just wanted quotas.
29 posted on 07/02/2009 12:22:45 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Prole

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.
Never mind.


30 posted on 07/02/2009 12:25:22 AM PDT by gigster
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To: P-Marlowe

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?


31 posted on 07/02/2009 12:45:57 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (Racial preferences are fascism and must be eliminated.)
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To: T.L.Sink

A stupid person elevated to a position where they have no business being.

The entire Obama administration reeks of this.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 1:47:57 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: T.L.Sink

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.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 1:48:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ccmay

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.


34 posted on 07/02/2009 2:20:17 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

No Duh Sonya, not like we didn’t already know that.


35 posted on 07/02/2009 2:21:10 AM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Nateman

Pictures that say a thousand words!


36 posted on 07/02/2009 2:22:05 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: P-Marlowe

Exactly. And, believe it or not, many schools actually RESTRICT admissions of orientals because they’re minorities who are TOO SMART. What a world!


37 posted on 07/02/2009 2:26:40 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
No, no, no. You are all missing the point. Didn't you hear? She told us the tests she scored poorly on where racially biased against her. The implication being that had those dastardly tests not been racially biased against her she would have scores commensurate with her peers. ITS THE TEST'S FAULT!
38 posted on 07/02/2009 2:37:26 AM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Razz Barry

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.


39 posted on 07/02/2009 2:43:16 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: Prole

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!


40 posted on 07/02/2009 2:48:25 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
Sonia Sotomayor "I Am A Product Of Affirmative Action"

No doubt.

41 posted on 07/02/2009 3:00:12 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: freekitty

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!


42 posted on 07/02/2009 3:03:24 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink

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.


43 posted on 07/02/2009 3:10:57 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: BunnySlippers

See my post #39. The Bakke case, which went to the Supreme Court, was the most notorious.


44 posted on 07/02/2009 3:11:24 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: All

See my post “How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism,” 6/30, to read about the horrors of an affirmative action doctor.


45 posted on 07/02/2009 3:22:09 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
Good one. The problem with people like Obama and Sotomayor is they are so self ego obsessed; they never see outside of themselves. They put themselves first and above everyone else.

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.

46 posted on 07/02/2009 3:44:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

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.


47 posted on 07/02/2009 3:47:12 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


48 posted on 07/02/2009 4:06:15 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: theKid51
And it shows

ping

49 posted on 07/02/2009 4:09:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: freekitty

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!


50 posted on 07/02/2009 4:26:34 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
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