Skip to comments.Finally, the end of affirmative action
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
Sometimes doctrines just vanish, once they appear as naked as the proverbial emperor in his new clothes. Something like that seems now to be happening with affirmative action. Despite all the justifications for its continuance, polling shows the public still strongly disagrees with the idea of using racial criteria for admissions and hiring. Its dwindling supporters typically include those who directly benefit from it, or who are not adversely affected by it. Arguments for the continuance of affirmative action are half-hearted and may explain why some supporters descend into name-calling directed at those who dare question its premises. The Supreme Court, by a 6-2 majority, recently upheld the decision by Michigan voters that their state would neither favor nor discriminate against applicants to the state's public universities on the basis of race. Recently, a group of liberal Asian-American state lawmakers in California -- a state that is over 60 percent non-white -- successfully blocked a proposed return to racial considerations in college admissions.
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it is not over and will not be while leftists run everything
Having had the media select an affirmative action president for us, there really isn’t a need for the doctrine any longer.
what.... no raisins in the sun?
Affirmative Action is the de facto standard. It’s embedded in the minds of the left, and will be implemented, with or without regulations.
You kniw what this really means don’t you? Whites are about to become the minority and would be eligible for affirmative action remedies.../s
ESLENT Idea!!! Thank you!
Especially the courts and Just Us department.
Al and Jesse can be holding the two scoops
colleges already bypass quotas by taking an applicants “story” into account. We know what that means.
Because the admissions policies in CA were distinctly anti-Asian, despite being promoted as pro-minority (and Asians comprise less than 15% of California's population). Only blacks and Latinos were given "bonus points"... mostly because the Asians, percentagewise, were already kicking the tar out of the other minorities (and often whites) in getting admission slots.
Supreme Court decisions are ignored by the Left as invalid when the decisions aren’t favorable to them, but get interpreted wildly across the board - black-check style - when they do.
How about barry eating a bowl of....Raciss Brain!!?...
how long has it been since you had a steaming pile of ....
well thats too long - under section 876B-765 subsection 4 (F) of ObamaCare it is mandated
Nobody has ever had a positive benefit from Affirmative Action. The person who won a position because of affirmative action always has the cloud hanging overhead in that he was less worthy than any of the rivals, and that no competence was assured with the placement in that slot. In fact, the Peter Principle, in that a person has been elevated beyond the level of his (or her) competence, is greatly exaggerated with this action.
Worse, when affirmative action is used in even one instance, then all others of that “protected and privileged” class, whether they were extended the “benefit” or not, is looked upon with suspicion and distrust.
Those of us who have to deal with the Affirmative Action hire are faced with a person who KNOWS he is a hack, and tend to be much under-served, even in relatively simple and routine matters. This only builds tension and uncertainty in both parties of the transaction, and develops many of the characteristics of an “unpleasant” work environment.
If not downright hostile.
That’s right - they call it “diversity “ now.
It has morphed inot “Diversity and Inclusion”.
“AA” is illegal, unconstitutional and wrong. It doesn’t matter if there are laws allowing it. Those laws are invalid and not binding.
It will be over sooner than later. The left is not reproducing themselves in numbers enough to replace themselves.
They don’t need to they have everyone else’s children for 8 hours at school a day and on TV the rest of huge time
Victor Davis Hanson is wrong...
Please - all of you 'elites' - liberal and conservative - don't send our middle class children off to be 'bested' by your elite kids who were given every advantage in the world.
It's NOT a favor.
Filling up the bottom half of colleges is a FAVOR TO THE ELITES. It's not a favor to our kids. It makes the children of elites feel feel superior and condescending at the same time. And yeah, they know it... at the edges of their competitive 'win at all costs' ways of thinking....
Some of the children of elites need to know what it feels like to NOT be in the top half. They can learn that by going to schools only elites can get in to...
If Victor Davis Hanson thinks this is some big effing 'favor' for the children of the middle class he needs to read Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. No, our kids don't want elite charity designed to make elites feel better about themselves. Leave our kids out of affirmative action horrors... And if elites were kind they would realize they weren't doing blacks any favors by allowing them to be the 'inferior' ones in colleges either.
For the first time since I've been reading Victor Davis Hanson, I'm disgusted. I feel like vomiting.
The college tuition/financial aid scam system is a huge redistribution system that rewards ADULT kids for their parents failures and vice-versa, punishes ADULT kids for their parents success, .
So while I had to get student loans because my parents worked, the kid from Baltimore whose parents were on welfare get the same college *free*(that is what we are paying for) . I see it every day here.
The 1%ers are a different case completely.
Their parents have so much $$$ that it doesn't effect them at all. That is why they are usually FOR it.
$200 K for undergrad is a scam no matter where you go to school, and for the middle class, it's in effect mortgaging their very lives. With rapidly shrinking employment opportunities in Obamanation, people should think twice about encouraging their kids in that direction (particularly since they will be subsidizing the leftist educational establishment that continuously undermines the US Constitution and promotes the social and economic insanity that is devastating this nation).
And we were even paying the tuition for the Marathon bomber.
Elites have done this to blacks forever - acting like it some big favor... but I sure don't want them doing it to our kids while basking in the knowledge that our families are also being destroyed the the debt. Yeah, $8,000 for a ‘Trans-gender Studies’ class is crazy. We can't let the elites destroy our children.We don't want or need their 'affirmative action' to fill the bottom half of their college classes so their kids feel superior. Let them compete with their own kind ... and we'll do the same.
Years ago I was at a law school graduation and George Steinbrenner was the speaker... he told the story of his son competing in college with a young man who came from a poor family... The son liked competing with the kid who probably had to work a job on the side to stay in school etc...
Anyhow the son goes to Steinbrenner and tells him the other boy is going to have to drop out of school because his grant or scholarship was ending. And the son wants the competition to continue. So Steinbrenner the father gives the school millions in a way that the young man never knows that he's been helped to stay in school. SO THE SON CAN CONTINUE THE COMPETITION. Setting your kids up to win was that important to him. Also allowing the other young man his dignity was important to Steinbrenner.. something missing in most liberal elites.
I went up to him after the speech and commented that I could see the admiration he had for this son because his son showed he was 'a warrior'. Steinbrenner liked that... and here's the funny part ( and not related to my point)... Steinbrenner's at the event by himself and apparently needed a foil for his comments to the graduates - so after my 'warrior' comment he moves me next to him in the rope line as he's shaking hands with graduates saying things like, "I can tell she's going to be a great lawyer' and I would agree with him - then he'd make a comment to the next person and I would nod in agreement. It was funny.... lasted for a few minutes until I walked off to be with the people I had come with...