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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-03 11:07 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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