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To: Baynative

Just so. I’ve known a few very smart black people, and they were handicapped by everyone’s assumption that they had gotten where they were because of affirmative action.

I remember writing a grad school recommendation for a black student who was one of the two or three brightest I had ever taught, and trying to figure out how to make that clear in the recommendation letter so the selection committees wouldn’t think I was just doing the usual affirmative action thing.

I must have done it right, because he did get into Yale.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

I will refuse a black Dr. on that basis. I will assume AA is the reason they are where they are. Apologies to the truly capable, but I look out for #1.


37 posted on 06/03/2012 6:47:59 AM PDT by wrencher
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