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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 10:07 PM
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18. Republican argument against affirmative action
You have a fireman's exam.

The Republican voter says the 100 people hired should be the 100 with the highest test score regardless of their race or sex. Each individual should be judged based on his own score.

The Democratic voter says that different groups in the community should be represented including minorities and/or women regardless of who got what test scores. The good of society represented by the inclusion of all groups trumps a particular individual and his test score.

I think that's the argument of each side in theory.
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  -Republican phrase: Can someone explain what this means? Selwynn  Oct-31-03 09:07 PM   #0 
  - This is code speak against  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-31-03 09:08 PM   #1 
  - If that's it, then what would "individual rights" look like...  Selwynn   Oct-31-03 09:10 PM   #2 
  - Individuals would have the 'right' not to rent to blacks,  roguevalley   Oct-31-03 09:12 PM   #3 
     - wouldn't that mean  jenm   Oct-31-03 09:14 PM   #4 
     - It would, were it consistent  0rganism   Nov-01-03 07:01 AM   #31 
     - bingo  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-31-03 09:18 PM   #6 
  - it also is code speak against labor  leftofthedial   Oct-31-03 09:42 PM   #12 
  - That's right. CodeSpeak! nt  caledesi   Oct-31-03 11:11 PM   #24 
  - I think it comes...  jbm   Oct-31-03 09:16 PM   #5 
  - It means they oppose civil rights legislation  mmonk   Oct-31-03 09:19 PM   #7 
  - Selwynn : It's Plain Simple Easy to understand  maine_raptor   Oct-31-03 09:29 PM   #8 
  - The concept of corporate personhood...  JavaJive   Oct-31-03 10:38 PM   #22 
  - It's a jingle  quaker bill   Oct-31-03 09:29 PM   #9 
  - I'll go mostly with that one.  TreasonousBastard   Oct-31-03 11:32 PM   #25 
     - it means  7th_Sephiroth   Nov-01-03 06:59 AM   #29 
  - Honerable in theory  Booger   Oct-31-03 09:38 PM   #10 
  - It's the conservative credo: fuck other people  PurityOfEssence   Oct-31-03 09:41 PM   #11 
  - I've heard variations on this theme from every Republican I've ever met  Native   Oct-31-03 10:10 PM   #19 
  - My interpretation of the code  greekspeak   Oct-31-03 09:52 PM   #13 
  - It's right to work speech  frisco   Oct-31-03 09:53 PM   #14 
  - You had me until  ForestsBeatBushes   Oct-31-03 09:55 PM   #16 
  - Messages 11 and 13 are THE WORD!  ForestsBeatBushes   Oct-31-03 09:53 PM   #15 
  - Here's the theory..  Silverhair   Oct-31-03 10:03 PM   #17 
  - Republican argument against affirmative action  Yupster   Oct-31-03 10:07 PM   #18 
  - union and Labor bashing  Ksec   Oct-31-03 10:10 PM   #20 
  - bad example  Booger   Oct-31-03 11:05 PM   #23 
  - It means don't take my money  Demobrat   Oct-31-03 10:12 PM   #21 
  - uh oh  ForestsBeatBushes   Nov-01-03 05:54 AM   #27 
  - Individual rights defined  MPFreeman   Nov-01-03 12:09 AM   #26 
  - Hi MPFreeman!!  newyawker99   Nov-01-03 06:55 AM   #28 
  - meaning: "I dislike minorities and gays."  Iverson   Nov-01-03 07:00 AM   #30 
  - It means they're delusional  Speed8098   Nov-01-03 07:10 AM   #32 

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