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  • what's that?
  • No. I think affirmative action does exactly what it was designed to put an end to which segregate and promote based on race.
  • No. I don't support it because it is an unfair advantage for one. It's also another form of discrimination.
  • No, I do not support Affirmative Action. There's the old thing about it being "reverse discrimination", as in it's racist towards whites, and I guess that could be true but not the real reason why I don't support it. I think it's racism towards blacks <or other minorities that might use it> more than anything. Basically, to me it's saying "blacks aren't good enough to do it <ie, get a job etc etc> themselves so we the government will do it for them". And, there is always this old story too, which I also agree with: A business - XeroTech - has room for 40 employees. According to Affirmative Action, there must be an equal amount of distribution of the races. It already has 10 whites, 10 Hispanics, and 10 Asians. It only has nine blacks, and XeroTech is looking for another employee. John Smith, who is white, has eight years of experience in the position that needs to be filled at XeroTech, and he went to college for four years to prepare himself for this position. Ichiro Komiyama, an Asian, has eight years experience as well, and he too went to college for four years. LeRoy Jones, an African American, has only five years of experience and went to college for only two and a half years, but he is still looking to fill this position. Common sense would say the business should hire either John or Ichiro, because they have more education in the field and more experience. But, because the business' already have their "fill" of whites and Asians, they have to hire LeRoy who has less experience. Basically, because of Affirmative Action some businesses have to settle for less skilled workers to be politically correct. [EDIT] I would also like to point out that we as human beings will never be equal if we are always pointing out the fact that we are different. Affirmative Action does a good job of doing that.
  • HEELLLLL NO, MAN!
  • It is truly just discrimination in another form. People should be judged on their qualifications ONLY and not on the color of their skin or the country of their national origin. One of the most ridiculous pieces of legislation ever undertaken by an incompetent body of lawmakers.
  • No. Affirmative action is just a politicians attempt to buy votes.
  • I believe in AA only in graduate school admissions. Study after study have proven that minority representation in grad schools would drop sharply if AA were removed from the admissions standards. The studies also prove that the graduation rates are about equal between the minority groups and majority groups. Proving all the minority population needed was a chance. This specifically applies to Law schools.
  • No but I have a proposed solution. If every person who applied to a university was assigned and anonymous number at the beginning of the application process this might help equalize people based on academic criteria. With so much applying being done via the "interwebs" I think this possibility can become a reality.
  • I THINK IT WORKED FOR A TIME BUT IF IT HAS NOT COMPLETED WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSE TO DO BY NOW THEN WE NEED TO CAN IT. WHAT MORE CAN IT DO?
  • Negative.
  • I DO SUPPORT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BECAUSE IT WOULD GIVE A CHANCE AVD EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE WOMEN AND ETHNIC MINORITIES TO HAVE A HIGHER EDUCATION AND GET ABETER JOB ,TO PAY FOR THEUR KIDS CPLLEGE.aND ABETTER CHANCE TO SUCCEED IN LIFE
  • No, I believe in equal opportunity for everyone and hiring the most qualified people for the job.
  • You're weak, dumb and just plain not good enough. So, we're going to lower the standards so all you folks who don't cut the mustard will be able to do what you want, whether or not you can actually do it. Good thinking.

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