Skip to comments.POLL: Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates rights?
Posted on 10/10/2012 7:14:04 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG
Poll asks Today, the Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions. Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates the rights of white applicants? Yes or No
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The libtards need a permanent underclass that they can give goodies to in exchange for votes. They have to convince the minority that they can't excel without the majority's "help" to maintain their power.
That's quite an accomplishment on your and your daughter's part. What kind of grade school education did she receive?
The affirmative action crowd has displayed its “excellence” regarding the Benghazi disaster. I would say that Congress went into meltdown today at the stupid statements coming out of the Obama affirmative action administration.
Freepers have long pointed out that affirmative action is a huge violation of “equal protection.”
Sorry. A fellow Arizonan, Sandra Day O'Connor, said that it was OK to suspend the 14th Amendment as it might apply to college admissions because affirmative action was "a compelling national interest" for, at least, "another 25 years". <
I'm not saying she was right, but Mother O'Connor spoke for SCOTUS on this issue in Grutter vs Bollinger.
I just looked that up. The decision was 2003 so we’re good to go after 2028?
Sometimes I think the SCOTUS is unconstitutional. Didn’t they arrogate the power to review constitutionality of laws?
383 votes 91.2%
37 votes 8.8%
She grew up overseas so was home schooled as well as privately tutored. Machete Friday school yard clean up just didn’t work for me very much, or barefoot, lice endemic schools in a “Westernized” country. She had a few years in the U.S. in a gifted program and missed the cut off for the very highly gifted high school program by 2 points. We had her take the SAT. She scored 89% so we enrolled her. The recruiter literal said, “Holy $h!t.” Our public schools are beyond horrid.
Voted and found this nugget on the web site.
“Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced the creation of an armed “Anti-Smuggling Posse,” comprised of unpaid volunteers, to assist the sheriff’s office in “fighting the rampant drug smuggling in Pinal County.”
Hmmmmm, I could be interested.
Racism isn’t bad if it’s good.
Good racism helps people, bad racism is...well bad.
People should be treated equally without regard to skin color, unless they are of a certain skin color that is considered inferior, by people who are not at all racist. Then those people (the inferior ones) need to be treated more equally to make up for the lack of equality in their equality.
So to sum up. Racsim isn’t racism unless it is racism, and that is only the case when the Left defines something as racism. Otherwise its simply treating people differently based on their race.
We home school too. My daughter’s values will be mine and my wife’s, not the government’s or their employees’.
This is a great case because the “victims” are eating their own; the applicant is a white woman, and ethnic malcontents have long complained that “white women” are as privileged as “white men” and therefore undeserving of the lowered bar (for admissions, jobs, promotions). The fact that college classes were almost 60% female signaled many problems with the current policies (including the fact that disenfranchised white men don’t tend to marry/breed), and now we’ve come full circle in the same way we did with mortgages: when there weren’t enough loans to unqualified ethnic minorities, the federal government forced the banks to basically throw money at them (which they couldn’t repay, and for which they are now claiming they were victimized); in the same manner, unqualified “students” borrowed to attend colleges and either 1) dropped/failed out, or 2) finished and can’t find work anyway. Expect to see the cries of now they were hornswaggled by carpetbaggers into these steep tuition bills.
Nothing was sadder during the 4 years I spent at a state school than the moment of realization when a token realized they had no business in the classroom; they were so far behind, and could only do well if they had been let in strictly on their merits (as the white & Asian males were).
Thank you for your vote!
Today, the Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions. Do you think applying affirmative action to universities’ admission policies violates the rights of white applicants?
A fellow teacher, Hispanic male, also applied to UT Austin--had much lower GPA and GRE--WE EXCHANGED INFO. He was admitted and was appalled I was not. He was a nice guy and a good teacher but his race/ethnicity got him IN with MONEY to pay his way.
I eventually retook the GRE and made the 94th percentile, so they took me, but we moved to AL where I completed my MS.
In AL, I worked with a black woman who was admitted to UA Tuscaloosa conditionally because she had neither the grades nor the test scores to be admitted otherwise. She was, after all, a diversity number.
To me, the liberal definition of diversity is race first, educational success last.
Some racism is more equal than other racism.
Indeed, they did -- Marbury vs Madison.
However, you must admit that trusting Congress to make its own decisions as to what's Constitutional and what's not is fraught with risk.
I grew up next to an Underground Railroad town. My parents taught me, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” It was understood it had multiple meanings. I accompanied my mother to a master’s degree class and heard her bitterly complain about how much was paid in books and tuition and the blacks had everything paid for. Even as young as I was, with her fellow students not even able to speak decent English in a master’s program class, I knew it was very wrong.
I should have added that I was 8 years old, my mother was in a reading specialist master’s degree program, and I was an example of teaching children to read early and the mastery that could be achieved at a very young age. I read to one of her classes. I wasn’t toted there because of no babysitter. I went from “Dick and Jane” to Newsweek at age 4 or 5. Family time- having your 4 year old read Newsweek to you. Happy times, but I still ended up conservative.